The diver models of Oris are great, no doubt about that. The Sixty-Five model relaunched last year at BaselWorld 2015 was a massive success. There for Oris launched a few new models in addition to this great icon. One of them is this blue edition. There are a lot of blue divers around, but the colour on this dial is really great.
I our latest report about the relaunch of the Diver Sixty Five we talked about the origin of this already iconic model. Staying true to the original model from the sixties, with a change in size to 42 mm, resulted in a great diver and also the biggest in the Oris Diver line-up.
Oris has a strong line of diver models and these will have the main focus for 2016.
The early sixties were a very important era for the diving industry. Icons like Jacques Cousteau and Hans Hass developed the diving equipment which is still used these days.
Diver watches are a very important piece of these equipments. 1965 is the year Oris introduced their first diver model.
The stainless steel case consists out of three parts. It has a rather slim design in comparison to other divers. The well designed bezel has a inlay of aluminium. This bezel has a 60 minute indication on it with a Super-LumiNova zero indicator.
To give the case even more body a bubbled shaped sapphire is placed on the front side. The sapphire is domed at both sides and has an anti reflective coating on the inside.
The back casing has the original Oris shield engraved on it.
A blue dail with a curved shape hides the movement from the eye. The blue is very dark and seems black under some conditions. The appliqués are filled with Super LumiNova and have a nice vintage look upon them. On the original watches back in the sixties, the appliques where treated with Tritium. This is no longer in production because of the radiation it produces.
The hands are made of nickel and have the same luminous treatment to them.
Date is shown at 3 o’ clock in a trapezium shaped window, just like the original ones.
This model comes with a large variety of straps, a textile NATO with a stainless steel folding clasp , black rubber and a leather strap with a stainless steel buckle and even a stainless steel bracelet.
This is a very nice addition to the existing diver range of Oris. Its bigger than the other models, but with its sleek case design it fits even a smaller wrist just fine. The colour of the dial is a must see in the flesh!!
A very nice and well balanced diver.
|Movement||Automatic movement Oris Cal. 733, based on Sellita SW 200-1|
|Dial||Dark blue, curved dial with applied indices filled with Super-LumiNova®.
Hour, minute and seconds nickel hands filled with Super-LumiNova®
|Case||Multi-piece stainless steel case and screw-in stainless steel crown.|
|Functions||hours, minutes, seconds, date at 3 o’clock.|
|Back||Screwed stainless steel case back|
|Crystal||Bubble-curved sapphire crystal domed on both sides with anti-reflective coating inside|
|Bezel||Diver’s uni-directional rotating bezel with black aluminium inlay with 60-minute timer and zero marker filled with Super-LumiNova®|
|Strap||Brown vintage leather strap with stainless steel buckle. Also available on a black rubber strap with stainless steel buckle, a black or blue textile NATO strap with adjustable stainless steel folding clasp or a stainless steel bracelet|