“All things old are new again” may not be a wise strategy for launching products, but when your old product was as impressive as the dive watch Oris released 50 years ago, re-releasing isn’t such a bad idea. The Oris Diver Sixty-Five took inspiration from the original watch and added in a larger, modern-sized stainless steel case as well as a number of updates.
“One significant update,” notes the manufacturer, “is the watch’s unidirectional rotating bezel, which has a black aluminium inlay with a 60-minute scale.” Oris also updated the original hands to have “Light Old Radium” Super-LumiNova instead of the original tritium.
The most recent update to the classic design includes changing out the stainless steel case for a black plated titanium case. The movement is an automatic winding chronograph, and the watch’s centre hands show hours, minutes, and chronograph. There are three subsidiary dials as well for continuous seconds and two counters for 30 minutes and 12 hours. There’s also a date window, date corrector, fine timing device, and a stop second.
The watch has a 48-hour power reserve and is water resistant up to 100 bars. The watch comes with a black rubber strap with a titanium folding clasp plated in black.