Introducing: Three New Divers From Oris – One Heritage Update, And Two Limited Editions Supporting Good Causes
First up is the Oris Divers Sixty-Five. Based on a diving watch made by Oris in – you’ve guessed it – 1965, the Sixty-Five made a handsome return a year ago, when the company introduced this cool retro-inspired diver . At that point came a blue-dial rendition and a bronze limited edition dedicated to the U.S. Naval force’s first African American expert diver, Carl Brashear. In 2016, the assortment keeps on developing with another model in a style reminiscent of early dive watches.
In terms of design, the most recent cycle has all the good things genuine divers, just as more earthbound creatures, as about this kind of hardware watch: a turning bezel with an hour long clock, some enormous and decipherable hour markers, hands filled with Superluminova, and demonstrated water resistance.
While the shade of the dial firmly imitates that of deep waters, water opposition for the new Sixty-Five is limited to “just” 100 meters. Oris actually makes chunkier and more rugged instruments, with depth checks and different devices implied for all the more in fact oriented divers . And obviously, it merits calling attention to that ISO 6425, the worldwide standard for diver’s watches, specifies 100-meter water obstruction as the base – and of note too is that sporting diving ordinarily is limited to 30-40 meters.
The 42 mm treated steel case has an alluring profile, with thin components and a retro air pocket curved sapphire gem. An unpretentious however extremely cool return is the etching of Oris token from 1965 working on this issue back of the watch.
Inside, the watch is powered by a programmed development based on a Sellita SW 200-1, with a date placed at 3 o’clock. Taking everything into account, this is a sturdy watch, with good looks and intriguing provenance. For a similar value (the Oris Divers Sixty-Five is CHF 1,900), you’d be hardpressed to find better other options, however the Longines Legend Diver ($2,300) and the Tudor Heritage Black Bay ($3,100) provide some solid competition (as obviously, do the under-$500 Prospex divers from Seiko ). An enormous selection of ties is accessible for the Divers Sixty-Five, including a vintage-inspired cowhide lash and a water-friendly dark elastic strap.
Next are two limited editions, both altogether different takes on the Oris Aquis, the go-to diver in the company’s inventory. In Australia, Oris has partnered with the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) to help secure and save the Great Barrier Reef by funding the cause’s work through deals of the recently launched Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition II. A 46 mm day-date, the watch is made in tempered steel and is water impervious to 500 meters.
In the Spanish Canary Islands in the mean time, Oris is backing the grants of three college students at the Faculty of Marine Sciences at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) to help their examination of El Hierro’s submarine volcanic action. The solemn watch, named after the fountain of liquid magma, is basically a DLC-coated, limited edition of the Oris Aquis. The 43 mm dive watch is again powered by a programmed development based on a Sellita SW 200-1, however this time, the date window is placed at 6 o’clock. It will be limited to 2,000 pieces, is accessible from May, and will be priced CHF 1,950.
For more information, visit Oris on the web .
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