Back in 2018, Oris reissued a 50-year old divers’ watch from their back catalog, with some revised features under the new moniker “Divers Sixty-Five”. It came in a bronze case and was a limited edition dedicated to Carl Brashear, the U.S. Navy’s first African-American master diver. Now for 2020 this crowd-pleasing timepiece returns in a steel case as a regular production watch.
The 43mm multi-piece case is made of stainless-steel with a screwed on case back that features a special engravings. Mounted to the case is a bronze unidirectional rotatable bezel with a black aluminium insert, featuring a 60-minute scale.
It comes equipped with two push-pieces that operate the chronograph functions, with a screw-in setting crown placed between them.
Topped by a domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment on its underside. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 100 meters (330 feet).
Time is exhibited on a black dial with round rose-gold hour index markers; while circling around the periphery is a ring of small seconds/minutes markings, with larger markers for each five-minute increment.
There are two sub-dials: a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and a sub-seconds at 9 o’clock. The central rose-gold hour/seconds hands, sub-seconds hands, and hour index markers have all been fitted with a luminescent coating, for an enhanced legibility.
Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph
The “Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph” (References below) is powered by the self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 771 with 27 jewels and 28,800 Vph. It is based on the Sellita SW510 movement, which appears here in its reduced version without a date display or a 12-hour chronograph counter. Power reserve on this watch can last up to 48 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to the watch is either: a brown leather strap, secured to wrist by a stell pin buckle; or a stainless-steel bracelet, secured by a steel one-sides folding clasp. For more up to date information visit the official Oris website here.