The Divers Sixty-Five collection from Oris has been a highly successful one for the beloved independent brand. Since its inception, the Divers Sixty-Five line has grown to include a variety of sizes, dial styles, colors, and case materials — there are so many options, in fact, that it’s not a stretch to think that the intent here is to create a Divers Sixty-Five for everyone out there in Watch World. (Trust us, we’re not complaining. Click here to check out last week’s review of the awesome new Timeless LE ).*
Today, Oris is unveiling a mainline chronograph through the Divers Sixty-Five line, a watch not unlike what we saw from the brand’s Bucherer edition released last month and the Carl Brashear LE from a few years ago — introducing the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph.*

  • Case Material: Stainless steel with bronze bezel
  • Dial: Black
  • Dimensions: 43mm
  • Crystal:*Doubled domed sapphire
  • Water Resistance:*100 meters
  • Crown: Screw down
  • Movement: Sellita SW510
  • Strap/bracelet: Leather strap or steel bracelet
  • Price: $4,000 on strap; $4,250 on bracelet
  • Expected Release:*Now available

The case here measures 43mm across, and features a handsome blend of stainless steel for the mid- and case-back and bronze for the bezel. The insert is painted aluminum, so only a small portion of the bezel will patina. The top glass is doubled domed sapphire, and it sits tall off the bezel and gives the piece a great neo-vintage vibe. The case is rated to 100m meters and features a screw down crown and pump pushers.

The chronograph here has been dubbed the Oris 771, which is a base Sellita SW 510 (which itself is based on the venerable Valjoux 775x series of movements). There are just two registers here: a 30-minute counter at 3:00 and a running seconds at 9:00. Having two registers creates a pleasing dial symmetry and leaves ample room to play with the dial design.
As we’ve seen from past models, the Divers Sixty-Five template takes well to a chronograph layout. The two registers don’t take up too much real estate, so the markers are given the maxi treatment here, which makes this a very legible watch even at a glance. The black, curved dial (following the curvature of the crystal) features rose gold PVD-plated indices filled with a custardy Super-LumiNova paint dubbed “Light Old Radium” (this detail is carried over to the hands). To my eye, this feels less like its trying to ape patina, and more like a deliberate color choice that works well with the established palette here.
The new Diver Sixty-Five Chronograph will be available with two strap options. The first is a vintage-style brown leather strap, and the second is a stainless steel bracelet. Pricing is*$4,000 on leather and $4,250 on the bracelet, and the watch is available now in both flavors. Oris

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