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WOTW: Oris Divers Sixty-Five 40mm Bronze & Blue Dial Automatic Watch

Lending itself a certain refinement over the standard stainless steel offerings that dominate Oris’ Divers watches, the bronze and rose gold tones of the vintage-inspired Oris Divers Sixty Five watch are sure to earn the company even more success. The collection which launched in 2016 was a call back to some of Oris’ classy diver’s watches of the past – to be more precise, from the 1960’s era.

It is without a doubt that the watch’s unidirectional rotating bezel with bronze outer top ring is what gives this timepiece such a strong visual signature, and if Oris’ continue to create diving-inspired watches that are of such a pleasing and comfortable fit on the wrist, then their dedicated watch collectors and avid enthusiasts will have very little to complain about, that’s for sure. For a diver’s watch, the Oris Divers Sixty Five Bronze timepiece feels somewhat more sophisticated and elegant that those that have come and gone before it. Perhaps it is down to the dial’s rose gold PVD coated detailing? The elements communicate beautifully with the bronze tones of the bezel itself.

Oris have defined the Diver’s Sixty Five watch collection as a line of retro-inspired designs that hark back to the 60’s, combined with 21st century watchmaking technique. Features to note are the watch’s bubble curved sapphire top which sits above the dial. The glass is equipped with anti reflective and scratch resistant properties that have served wearers for many years as a crisp dial to reference the time from whilst both under the water and on dry land. This Oris Divers Sixty Five watch in particular however, is not intended for daring depths of ocean exploration. Moreover its 100 meter water resistant case will ensure the automatic self winding movement lying inside the case can perform without hesitation whilst taking a light shower with it still attached to the wrist, for example. Its stainless steel case is sealed at the back to provide a constant and controlled environment for the flawless engine. The specially engraved case back and dramatic blue dial accompanied by subtle goldfish coloured indexes are a treat for the collector. The markers and confident hands which dominate the dial have also been treated with Super Lumi-Nova technology – namely the old radium treatment which warms nicely to the bronze accents – meaning that they can be admired whether in broad daylight or darkness. It seems only natural that Oris are gravitating towards more vintage-inspired designs. The rose gold hands take the watch to a whole new level and are a sought-after look for those wanting something that looks retro but beats with a young heartbeat.

Powered by the Oris 733 automatic winding date movement, which offers a 38 hour power reserve, the engine features a fine timing device and a stop second feature. The watch looks good on the wrist whether combined with smart evening attire or a formal suit. But in particular, Oris’ choice to dress this timepiece on a classic brown leather strap with a standard type buckle, is what will allow the gentleman to wear the timepiece with casual attire at the weekend and still pull-off a sophisticated look regardless.

 

You can find out more about the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch here.