Oris Adds Sunset Fume Variant to the Sixty-Five

Oris have a fume brown dial version of their Sixty-Five dive model. Here’s the word;

This version of the evergreen Oris Divers Sixty-Five has a brown gradient dial that gives the watch a warm, almost hazy feel, like a never-ending Mediterranean sunset. The same rich hues are picked up by the watch’s bronze detailing, appearing on the bezel’s outer edge and in the central link of the metal bracelet. The spirit of the watch continues to evoke memories of 1965, the year of Oris’s first diver’s watch, although a 40mm stainless steel case, domed sapphire crystal, screw-down crown and automatic mechanical movement are all quality signifiers that show what the contemporary iteration of the Divers Sixty-Five brings to the table. Or should that be to the beach?

Verdict; For 2200 CHF, or about £1550 you would expect more than 100m of depth resistance frankly. The bracelet version looks nice as a dress watch but the tan leather strap adds some casual, VW Campervan holiday class to this retro dial watch. Still think this 40mm case watch looks better with a green dial, which Oris do offer in its 47 model strong Sixty-Five range, yep there are 47 varieties. There’s also the Momotaro model with the green dial and blue denim strap, which looks very surf’s up dude and is that bit more exclusive than the stock Sixty-Five. But there are better 300m dive watches out there, for about £500 less too, still with an ETA/SW200 Swiss movement too.

 

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