Quick Take

Originally previewed earlier this year (hence the snow in a few of the photos), Oris has announced the official launch of the first non-limited Divers Sixty-Five hronograph. Essentially a mix of the format previously established by the bronze Carl Brashear chronograph of 2018 crossed with the general look and feel of the 40mm steel and bronze Diver Sixty-Five, the new Diver Sixty-Five Chronograph is 43mm in steel with bronze and rose gold accents.*
The Brashear limited editions (one chronograph, one time/date diver) have proven to be hot tickets within the Oris mind share so it was really just a matter of time until the brand decided to offer a non-limited expression of the design. Following closely to the bronze/steel three-hand Divers Sixty-Five, the Chrono has a bronze bezel with a black aluminum insert surrounding a no-date two-register chronograph layout. With a gilt application over a black dial, the Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph is legible and offers 100m water resistance (the same as the original Divers Sixty-Five, which I have personally used while diving).*
Initial Thoughts

Thanks to its twin register layout and lack of the date display, the Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph is nicely balanced and home to a large handset, lumed markers, and even lume-tipped sub-dial hands (not common). While 43mm is quite an increase in size over the proportion of the standard Divers Sixty-Five, the larger dial leaves room for the chronograph display and I found the Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph to sit nicely on wrist and feel sporty without being overstated, especially with the added bubble effect of that very domed crystal.*
Available on the leather strap (as seen in the photos) or on Oris' easy-wearing rivet-style steel bracelet, the Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph starts at $4,000 and uses a Sellita-sourced Swiss automatic chronograph movement. As the latest entry to the Divers Sixty-Five line up (and the first series-produced chronograph) this new Chronograph is*a handsome, nicely made, and a strong take on the format previously established by the Brashear LE.*
The Basics

Brand: Oris
Model: Divers Sixty-Five Chronograph
Reference Number: 01 771 7744 4354
Diameter: 43mm
Case Material: Steel with a bronze bezel
Dial Color: Black
Indexes: Applied, rose gold PVD
Lume: Super-LumiNova on hands and markers
Water Resistance: 100 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Brown leather strap or steel bracelet*
The Movement

Caliber: Oris 771 (Sellita 510 base)
Functions: Hours, minutes, sub-seconds, central chronograph seconds, 30-minute chronograph totalizer
Diameter: 30mm
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Jewels: 27
Pricing & Availability

Price: $4,000 (leather strap), $4,250 (steel bracelet)
Availability: May 2019
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