The deep blue sea holds an eternal fascination for humanity. Since ancient times, we have ventured out across the waves, first with simple rafts and sailboats, later with advanced submarines and diving bells. The ocean beckons adventurers, its mysteries calling us to explore the hidden depths.
For those intrepid souls who answer the siren call of the briny deep, a trustworthy dive watch is essential gear. Purpose-built for underwater use, these rugged timepieces are designed to perform reliably even in the most extreme conditions.
Oris knows the rich heritage and technical demands of serious diving. Their retro-inspired Divers Sixty-Five collection pays homage to their first diver’s watch from 1965. And this November, they’ve added a new sepia-toned iteration called the Divers Sixty-Five Date Cotton Candy Sepia unveiled at Dubai Watch Week 2023, marrying vintage styling with modern Swiss watchmaking.
The 38mm bronze case and bezel will develop a unique patina over time, evoking the look of a well-worn tool watch with stories to tell. The bronze case has a multi-piece construction and houses the domed sapphire crystal, which is anti-reflective on the inside. Contrasting the golden case, a deep black dial provides the backdrop for beige lume and bronze accents. The vintage Oris logo is rendered in a rusty bronze color. The lume lollipop seconds hand is a nod to the classic diver’s watch design.
The uni-directional rotating bezel allows the timing of dives, while the screwed-down bronze crown provides water resistance to 200m. On the backside, a solid stainless steel caseback screwed down into the case bears the Oris crest.
Inside beats the Oris 733 automatic movement with 38 hours of power reserve. It drives the central hour, minute, and seconds hands and also controls the date indicator at 6 o’clock. Optional strap choices include a black rubber strap with a bronze buckle or a multi-piece bronze bracelet with a folding clasp.
Rugged yet refined, this retro diver conjures up images of early deep-sea pioneers venturing into the cold darkness, relying on their faithful dive watch to bring them safely back to the surface. The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Date Cotton Candy Sepia carries on that heritage of exploration and discovery for a new generation of seafarers.