Oris Divers: Retro Watches Perfected
Oris Divers Sixty-Five watches are equal parts sporty and elegant and inspired by Oris diving watches from 1965. High-quality finishes and modern technology define this collection. Top models are made of bronze and feature a chronograph function.
5 Reasons to Buy an Oris Divers
- A modern take on a timeless design
- Large selection of three-hand watches
- Available as a chronograph
- Cases ranging from 36 to 43 mm in diameter
- An independent company with a long history
At the Intersection of Modernity and Tradition
Oris announced the first Divers Sixty-Five models at Baselworld 2015. They based the design of these 40-mm timepieces on Oris' legendary diving watches from 1965. Defining features of the vintage models include a rotating bezel, a depth rating of 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft), and luminous indices and Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock. Released 50 years later, the newer versions retain many of these details but benefit from modern technology and scratch-resistant sapphire glass.
At Baselworld 2016, Oris introduced a second line to the Divers collection. These watches are 42 mm in diameter and feature dot indices. Each model houses an automatic Swiss caliber from ETA or Sellita. Oris modifies these movements in house and equips them with their trademark red rotor.
Oris further expanded the collection in 2017 and 2018. These models measure 36 and 40 mm in diameter. The Swiss manufacturer has begun using bronze in their top models. This unique material appears on the bezels and the middle links of the stainless steel bracelets. Regardless of the material, each watch is available on a stainless steel bracelet or rubber strap. The straps are available in a wide range of colors. The dials, indices, and hands also vary in color. The collection contains over 50 three-hand watches and offers something for every taste and budget. There are also special editions, such as the Sixty-Five Movember Edition and the Divers Sixty-Five World Cleanup Day edition. The former debuted in 2017 and is the result of a collaboration between Oris and the Movember Foundation. On the other hand, the World Cleanup Day model promotes the fight against solid waste pollution and features a strap made of post-consumer recycled r-Radyarn®.
The Divers Sixty-Five collection also contains a selection of chronographs, each measuring 43 mm in diameter. There's the Carl Brashear Limited Edition with a bronze case, the Bucherer Blue Edition, and the standard Divers Sixty-Five chronograph.
How much does the Oris Divers Sixty-Five cost?
|Model/Reference number||Price (approx.)||Feature(s)/Diameter|
|Carl Brashear Chronograph01 771 7744 3185-Set LS||3,900 USD||Limited bronze edition43 mm|
|Carl Brashear Three-Hand Watch01 733 7720 3185-Set LS||3,500 USD||Limited bronze edition42 mm|
|Sixty-Five Chronograph01 771 7744 4354-075 21 45||3,400 USD||Rose gold bezel43 mm|
|Sixty-Five Bronze01 733 7707 4355-078 20 17||1,900 USD||Bronze bezel inlay, two-tone bracelet; 40 mm|
|Sixty-Five01 733 77204054-07 8 21 18||1,900 USD||Silver dial, stainless steel bracelet; 42 mm|
|Sixty-Five 733 7747 4354-07 8 17||1,700 USD||Rose gold indices, hands, and bezel; 36 mm|
|Sixty-Five01 733 77074064-07 8 20 18||1,700 USD||Line indices and Arabic numerals, stainless steel bracelet; 40 mm|
|Sixty-Five01 733 77204035-07 5 21 13||1,700 USD||World Cleanup Day Edition with a recycled strap|
|Sixty-Five Movember Edition01 733 7707 4084-Set LS||1,900 USD||Date at 6 o'clock, rose gold-plated hands and indices|
Prices for an Oris Divers Sixty-Five Carl Brashear
Oris launched the first bronze Divers Sixty-Five in 2016 in honor of Carl Brashear , who passed away in 2006. Brashear made history as the first African-American diver in the US Navy. The three-hand version measures 42 mm in diameter and is water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft). Only 2,000 copies exist of this timepiece. The Oris caliber 733 ticks away beneath the black dial. This movement is based on the Sellita SW200-1 and has a date display at 6 o'clock. A brown leather strap holds this timepiece securely on the wrist. You can call one of these watches your own for around 3,500 USD new and 3,200 USD pre-owned.
The limited-edition Carl Brashear Chronograph followed in 2018. This bronze watch is 43-mm in diameter and limited to a run of 2,000 pieces. Its case is water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft). Oris outfits this model with the caliber 771, which is based on the Sellita SW510. Central hands for the hour, minutes, and chronograph seconds rotate on a deep blue dial. There's also a small seconds at 9 o'clock and a 30-minute counter at 3. The polished stainless steel case back features a special engraving that pays tribute to Mr. Brashear. So-called "old radium" SuperLuminova coats the hands and indices. This chronograph watch comes on a brown leather strap and costs between 3,400 and 3,900 USD.
The standard edition Oris Sixty-Five Chronograph is technologically identical to the Carl Brashear version. However, it has a stainless steel case with a bronze bezel and a black dial. A mint-condition watch costs about 3,400 USD on Chrono24. The official list price for this model comes in at 4,000 USD.
Features of the Divers 65 Carl Brashear·Bronze case·Oris chronograph caliber 771·43 mm in diameter·Old radium SuperLuminova·Water resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft)
Features of the Two-Tone Divers 65 Bronze
- 40 mm in diameter
- Oris caliber 733 with a date at 6 o'clock
- Suitable for men and women·
- legant bronze components
The 36-mm Oris Divers for Women
The 36-mm Oris models are designed for individuals with smaller wrists. These watches only have 17 mm of space between their lugs. You can choose from different editions on a stainless steel bracelet, leather strap, rubber strap, or textile NATO strap. The top model features a bronze bezel with a black aluminum inlay. This version also has a date display at 3 o'clock and costs anywhere from 1,600 to 2,300 USD.
Features of the 36-mm Divers Sixty-Five
- Ideal for narrow wrists
- Strap/bracelet width of 17 mm
- Bronze bezel
- Oris caliber 733 with a date at 3 o'clock
A Familiar Friend: The Oris Divers with Arabic Numerals
Oris diving watches from 1965 served as the blueprint for the original Divers models. These watches are available with a blue or black dial. Arabic numerals mark the hours at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock, with line indices made of SuperLuminova indicating the other hours. The date display sits at 6 o'clock. Various reference numbers come mounted on a textile strap, rubber strap, or stainless steel bracelet. You can purchase the version with a black dial and stainless steel bracelet for around 1,700 USD. Pre-owned, this model sells for about 1,300 USD on Chrono24.
Features of Early Sixty-Five Models
- Retro watches based on timepieces from 1965
- Arabic numerals on the dial
- Oris caliber 733 with a date at 3 o'clock
- Textile, rubber, or stainless steel band
Oris Divers Sixty-Five Movember Edition
Oris crafts the 40-mm Movember Edition out of stainless steel. Its case is water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft), making it suitable for diving. The hands and indices are made of rose gold and filled with SuperLuminova. There's also a date display at 6 o'clock. Oris pairs this timepiece with a brown leather strap stamped with a mustache emblem. It also ships with an additional NATO strap. Never-worn models cost roughly 1,900 USD. On Chrono24, you'll find pre-owned versions for some 1,400 USD.