Gray and Gradient: Oris Launches a Fresh-Faced Divers Sixty-Five

Oris has had a watershed year since last October, introducing its first in-house movement, Caliber 400, following it up with the launch of Caliber 401, and unveiling a steady stream of interesting models like the Aquis Date Upcycle and Aquis Date Caliber 400 41.5 mm, the latter of which will be showcased at this year’s WatchTime New York 2021 event. This week, Oris continues its steady stream of new releases, adding a new, gray-and-turquoise colorway to its popular Divers Sixty-Five collection.

The new watch is the latest non-limited update to the collection since the launch of the Divers Sixty-Five “Cotton Candy” editions (below) this past spring, which were notable for their bronze case-and-bracelet construction paired with bright pastel dials. The addition of more Divers Sixty-Five versions in traditional steel indicates Oris’s commitment to the collection as a standard bearer in the catalog rather than as a niche novelty line alone.

The latest Divers Sixty-Five is, at least in construction, highly similar in style to its predecessors, in the 1965-inspired vintage dive-watch design that informs the entire collection. The 40-mm steel case, its edges featuring a primarily brushed finishing, features a screw-down crown, sans crown guards, and a unidirectional diving bezel. On the bezel, we find the watch’s first distinguishing factor, namely the small dot, bathed in turquoise Super-LumiNova, whose color matches the accents on the dial.

A gradient, gray dial lies under the domed sapphire crystal, dark at the edges and lightening toward the central point. As mentioned, turquoise Super-LumiNova fills each of the watch’s hands as well as the applied hour markers, all featuring the Sixty-Five’s signature shapes. White accents are used for the outer minute ring and for some of the watch’s descriptors toward the center, most notably the 100-meter dive rating.

Powering the Divers Sixty-Five is the Oris Caliber 733, an automatic movement used extensively by the brand that’s based upon the Sellita Caliber SW 200-1. The mechanism beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph and holds a 38-hour power reserve — not nearly as impressive as the 5-day reserve offered by the in-house Caliber 400, but nonetheless a cost-effective and easily serviceable mechanism within the brand’s lineup. The fact that Oris hasn’t yet outfitted this model with its in-house movement may well signal that a non-limited version of the Divers Sixty-Five containing Caliber 400 is still to come, likely starting out with a more traditional colorway (like the one below) before expanding to more playful versions.

The new Oris Divers Sixty-Five is available now, directly through the brand as well as its authorized dealers, priced at $2,200 on a black leather strap and $2,400 on a steel bracelet.

To learn more, visit Oris, here.

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