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Oris Divers Sixty-Five Comparison

January 12, 2020

BY Paul Altieri


Embodying every fundamental characteristic of a vintage-inspired dive watch, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five collection defines affordable luxury with a vast collection of timepieces inspired by dive watches from the 1960s. The Divers Sixty-Five line was first launched in 2015, marking their ancestor’s 50th anniversary, and the collection has quickly grown to now include dozens of different variations.

Despite being equipped with cutting edge 21st-century technologies, these luxury Swiss diving watches boast the same vintage-inspired design, albeit with a twist in materials and movements to improve performance and functionality. These Oris watches all share similarities with one another, yet their case sizes and dial colors are among a handful of differences that make the collection stand out as a varied, versatile, and innovative lineup for true connoisseurs to enjoy.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Comparison

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The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Collection

The entire collection branches into various sub-families: the Divers Sixty-Five, the Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph, and the limited edition timepieces that include the ‘Movember’ and the ‘Carl Brashear’ models. The first from this list is by far the largest sub-division of the entire collection, featuring models that vary in terms of case size, dial color, and materials.

The Oris Divers Sixty-Five is available in 36mm, 40mm or 42mm; however, one design feature that all Divers Sixty-Five models have in common is that they all have rotating timing bezels. Some models feature luxurious bronze bezels, others receive traditional black aluminum bezels, and some even feature bezels that are a mix of the two styles – a bronze bezel ring fitted with a black aluminum insert.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Buying Guide 42mm Blue Dial

Out of the 36mm Oris Divers Sixty-Five models, you can choose from a classic black dial or a deep nautical-blue dial. The black dial versions feature bronze bezel rings fitted with black aluminum inserts, while the blue dial variants feature stainless steel bezel rings with black aluminum inserts. Regardless of dial color, both 36mm versions of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five are available with the choice of either a stainless steel bracelet, black rubber band, brown leather strap, or nylon NATO-style strap.

There are significantly more choices when it comes to the 40mm Oris Divers Sixty-Five models. There are two-tone steel and bronze models alongside the various full stainless steel versions. Dial colors include black, blue, and green, and strap/bracelet options include a bracelet, black rubber band, brown leather strap, or nylon NATO-style strap. Additionally, alongside the traditional dial style with geometric hour markers, Oris also offers a vintage-inspired dial for the 40mm Divers Sixty-Five, which features large Arabic numerals at the 3/6/9/12 locations that appear in a thoroughly retro font.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Shopping Guide Green Dial

The 42mm version of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five offers the same general dial color options as the 40mm version; however, they are also joined by a striking silver dial. Strap and bracelet options are comparable to the other sizes for the 42mm version, but the most notable difference is the location of the date window. While 40mm version features the date display at the 6 o’clock location, both the 36mm and 42mm variants have their date windows at the more-traditional 3 o’clock position.

All of the models from the Oris Divers Sixty Five collection feature 100-meters of water resistance, a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside to reduce glare, and a stainless steel case to protect the Oris 733 movement within, which is based on the Sellita SW-200. Despite the differences in case size and the location of the date window, all three sizes of Oris Divers Sixty-Five watches share the same Oris 733 movement, which sits thoroughly protected behind a solid stainless steel caseback.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Collection Guide Silver Dial

The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph model imbues the same 1960’s retro persona that has the rest of the collection, albeit with a more complex and sportier twist. The standard model features a 43mm stainless steel case, a black dial with gold accents, and a matching bezel that consists of a bronze bezel ring and a black aluminum insert. The Carl Brashear limited edition version features a bronze case, a matching bronze bezel, and a dark blue dial with gold accents.

Offering users 100-meters of water resistance, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph is available with the option of either a stainless steel bracelet or a brown leather strap, while the Carl Brashear version is exclusively offered on a brown leather strap with a matching bronze buckle. With an impressive 48-hour power reserve and an operating frequency of 28,800vph, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph is powered by the self-winding Oris 771 movement, which is based on the Sellita SW-510 – a popular alternative to the ETA / Valjoux 7750.

Embracing a thoroughly vintage design language and adding all the benefits of modern technologies and materials, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five collection offers an extensive range of variation on this highly versatile design. From 36mm time and date models to 43mm solid bronze chronographs, the Divers Sixty-Five lineup caters to a variety of different wrist sizes and preferences.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Comparison 40mm Vintage Dial



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