In 1965, Oris presented its first dive watch to the world and in 2015, at the time of the 50th anniversary of that model, the Diver Sixty-Five was relaunched. Since then, many variants have been introduced in different sizes. In 2018, the first chronograph appeared in the collection, first launched in the form of a limited edition in bronze measuring 43 mm wide, and shortly later introduced into the regular collection in other variants.
Today, five years after its launch, Oris presents us the new redesigned Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph, now arriving in a downsized case measuring 40 mm in diameter and 15.40 mm thick, and although the reduction in height is not so expressive attending the previous 17 mm, the overall result is still very promising.
The new Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph wears a round stainless steel case with a brushed finish on most of the surfaces and polished on the edges, a unidirectional bezel with a black aluminium insert that comes scaled with 60 minutes and a pip-lume over the inverted triangle at 12 o’clock. Domed sapphire crystal on the front and screwed solid case back, screw-down crown with the brand’s signature at 3 o’clock flanked by two retro-style pump-pushers, and the same 100m water resistance as the original model of 1965.
The glossy black dial is designed with two registers at 3 and 9 o’clock, which respectively house a 30-minute counter and a running seconds, applied hour markers and pencil hands filled in white with Super-LumiNova and finally, a minute track on the periphery complete the dial.
Inside operates the Caliber 771 automatic movement based on the Sellita SW510 capable of reaching 28,800 Bph and offering up to 2 days of power reserve.
The chronograph is attached to a black Cervo Volante leather strap made in sustainably sourced deer leather or a steel bracelet matching the case, with prices varying between € 3,900 for the first option and € 4,100 for the second.
What We Think
As had already been reported by the launch of the previous Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy Collection in 38mm, the brand seems to be opting to produce more moderate sizes in line with a market trend that has been emerging in recent years, which seems fantastic to us, 40 mm for the new chronograph we believe will prove to be a good bet.
In addition to the size, we liked the new dial design, opting for the monochromatic black and white tones that had already been used for the Divers Sixty-Five 12 hours, which we liked, despite not being a true GMT. One last word for the movement, 48 hours of power reserve, despite not being anything spectacular considering that it is a chronograph seems perfectly acceptable to us.
In conclusion, and given this latest news, let’s hope to soon see new variants of the chronograph in 40 mm as its other wide pairs seem to have been discontinued, and also new options in the simplified form of a dive watch in the 38 mm size.
More information here.
Model: Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 40 mm Diameter, 15.40 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Black Cervo Volante leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet
Calibre: Oris 771 (Sellita SW 510 based)
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Power Reserve: 48 Hours
Price: € 3,900 (on a strap), € 4,100 (on a bracelet)
Limited Edition: No