BY HARLAN CHAPMAN-GREEN
Being a fairly eco-friendly oriented company, Oris is one of those with a hand in the green watch market. Green seems to be the colour of the moment, more and more watchmakers are including it on their dials. This model isn’t strictly one of their pieces focused on an aspect of the environment, but green is the most common colour found in nature, so there.
The Divers Sixty-Five is a clean and crisp interpretation of a diving watch released in 1965. It’s less of a diving watch in today’s format and more on an all-rounder type sporty piece. Usually, I’d put it in the category I call smart/casual sports. I guess you could do it with this, but the bezel still leans a little too far into the sporty territory. The watch is water-resistant to 100m, so not a super technical diver, but it is on the lower limit for ISO-6425.
The stainless steel case measures 40mm x 12.8mm. That thickness comes from the sapphire crystal, which has a large dome shape in the style of plexiglass used on vintage watches. The dial under the plexiglass has a rather grey-ish tinge, it’s not as verdant as other dials we’ve seen, but it does have a nice gradient to it. There appears to be a greenish tinge to the SuperLumiNova on the hands and markers, too, I guess we could call it turquoise, but my colour vision isn’t that good. Let me know in the comments.
Inside is the Calibre 733, which is based on a Sellita SW 200-1 ébauche. It has a 38-hour power reserve, automatic winding and a 4Hz beat rate. This one has Oris’ signature red rotor.
The watch can come on either a stainless steel riveted bracelet or a leather strap with a choice of folding clasp or steel buckle. Prices start at €1800 for the leather strap or €2000 for the bracelet.
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