Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that I regularly cover Oris' new watches. Biased? Maybe. I just really like how their watches (particularly their Divers Sixty-Five models) look. Their newest carries over many of the same structural elements from their other models. The case is essentially the same - 42mm in diameter (in my opinion the "perfect" size for my wrist) - and the watch still has a domed sapphire crystal. In fact, pretty much everything about the watch remains the same with the exception of the dial color. Despite the name, the watch isn't much of a diving watch in the traditional sense. Most people expect these watches to be thick, bulky, and water resistant to depths few people will ever experience. Oris chose to limit the water resistance to 100m, recognizing that the extra resistance is used by a fraction of a percent of the market. Though the rating is likely in keeping with the original watch (introduced in 1965), the technological advances since that time would have allowed Oris to increase the WR, though they chose not to. Personally, I appreciate the understated, refined design Oris chose to pursue. The watch retails for CHF 1,900 (the same in USD) on both of the strap options and CHF 2,100 (also the same in USD) on the metal bracelet.
Tech Specs: Oris Divers Sixty-Five Ref. No. 01 733 7720 4051 RS, Ø 42.00mm • Automatic movement Oris Cal. 733, based on Sellita SW 200-1, with date at 3 o’clock • Multi-piece stainless steel case and screw-in stainless steel crown • Water resistant to 10 bar/100m • Diver’s uni-directional rotating bezel with black aluminium inlay with 60-minute timer and zero marker filled with Super-LumiNova® • Bubble-curved sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside • Screwed stainless steel case back engraved with historic Oris shield emblem • Silver, curved dial with applied indices filled with Super-LumiNova® • Hour, minute and seconds hands filled with Super-LumiNova® • Available on a black rubber strap, a brown vintage leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet • Swiss retail price CHF 1,900 on a strap, CHF 2,100 on metal bracelet