A company that has been making diving watches for more than half a century, it makes perfect sense that the gorgeously retro Divers Sixty-Five should be one of the most successful of Oris’s recent launches. The past two years have seen a Jetson-esque model featuring a period slimline bezel, bubble-curved sapphire crystal and a futuristic typeface that unites many of Oris’s achievements and innovations in the field of diving, as well as an on-trend blue dial version. And for 2016, the brand issued the stunning bronze Carl Brashear Limited Edition, celebrating the life of the US Navy’s first African-American diver. Only 2,000 pieces were made and, unsurprisingly, are now all but sold.
Thankfully, Oris has decided not to leave those who did not bag a Carl Brashear hanging by bringing to market an equally mouth-watering piece with forest green dial. The 42mm stainless steel watch has a Swiss-made automatic movement and retains a number of the features from the original 1965 version, including slimline case and bezel with 60-minute scale. The hands and hour markers include generous amounts of Super-LumiNova® and the caseback is engraved with the Oris shield – the company’s logo during the 1960s.
Available with black rubber strap, distressed vintage leather strap, brushed stainless-steel bracelet or, best of all, a contrasting green-and-black over-under strap, the watch will be in stores from October 2016, priced CHF 1,900 on the straps and CHF 2,100 on the bracelet.