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The new Gradient Green Oris Divers Sixty-Five Date 40mm

An adventure theme for the brand's vintage-inspired aquatic model.

| By Brice Goulard | 2 min read |

While the Aquis, which has been recently revised, represents the modern side of dive watches at Oris, the Divers Sixty-Five collection is, as you might have guessed by the name, its vintage-inspired counterpart. An instrumental model for the brand’s recent history, the ’65 has been presented in dozens of editions, with manufacture movement, a chronograph, original colours or compact cases. And it keeps surprising with a new and appealing version that combines handsome forest green hues with an all-rounder size and classic automatic movement. 

Originally presented in 2015 and modelled after a historical watch of 1965, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five quickly became a hit for the brand. The first model of the relaunch measured 40mm, featured a date at 6 o’clock and mostly, came with a highly original dial with trapezoidal markers. The brand somehow softened this polarizing look in the following years, with a more classic dial layout and a date at 3 o’clock, housed in a 42mm case. These days of oversized watches are gone and now the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Date comes in a near-perfect 40mm case… An all-rounder with aquatic capacities (not really a full-blown dive watch), making it a watch for adventures. And the new version makes it clear with a nature-inspired colour scheme.

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What’s new this year are the forest green hues found on the dial and bezel. The latter, made of anodized aluminium, has a metallic green tone with a fully graduated 60-minute scale. And, as expected it’s unidirectional. The dial is using a gently graduated (ombré, gradient, smoked…) effect with a lighter green tone in the centre. This is here combined with traditional applied markers and hands, all filled with white luminescent material, and a date at 6 o’clock.

The rest of the watch is classic Oris Divers Sixty-Five Date. The 40mm case is easy to wear, despite its relative length of 48mm and a thickness of 12.8mm. This is mostly due to the appealing double-domed sapphire crystal on top. As with all ’65 this new edition comes with a 100m water-resistance, a screw-down crown and a screwed steel back. Inside is the calibre 733, based on the Sellita SW200 architecture (clone of the 2824) with 4Hz frequency and 41h power reserve.

Worn on a rivet-like stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp, this new Gradient Green Oris Divers Sixty-Five Date 40mm is now available as part of the permanent collection. It is priced at EUR 2,450 or CHF 2,450. For more details, please visit

3 responses

  1. Like it but Oris really need to do something that isn’t a colourful dial in an old model.

  2. Seems ORIS (a brand I respect) is adding coloured dials… and thats it.


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