When it comes to limited editions, you often expect that whatever is being offered will come with more bells and whistles than you can count, but for the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Limited Edition for HODINKEE, the watchmaker opted instead for a more reserved, less-is-more approach. Oris, which has been capturing a lot of attention lately for creating their own in-house movements for their historically inspired watches, is an independently owned Swiss watchmaker based in Holstein, in the Northwest section of Switzerland.
The 40mm case of the Divers Sixty-Five houses a hand-wound movement—an Oris calibre 730 based on the Sellita 210-1, to be specific. The inclusion of this movement marks a first for Oris. They’ve never used a manually wound movement for a divers watch before. The result is a much more vintage feel to the watch, but also a slimmer profile at only 11.82mm due to the fact that there is no rotor in this design. The watch has a 4-hour power reserve and is water-resistant up to 100 meters.
The looks of the watch are simple and straight forward. The dial is a soft black, which matches nicely with the black leather band or with the riveted steel bracelet. The sapphire crystal is bubble-domed and has an anti-reflection coating. The back of the case features a special “HODINKEE” engraving along with the series number on the closed steel. The watch features hours, minutes, and seconds functionality and the indices and hands are treated with Superluminova.
The watch is being made as a limited edition watch especially for HODINKEE, the blog noted for its reviews of watches (the name “HODINKEE” comes from the Czech word “hodinky” which means wristwatch). HODINKEE launched its online store only eight years ago. The Oris watch will be limited to just 250 individually numbered pieces, which are expected to ship on July 10. Orders were limited to just one per order, with the watch already selling out.