Every year, in November, a strange phenomenon occurs… Moustaches begin appearing all around. And no, it’s not an invasion of hipsters. It is “Movember”, a Foundation that tackles some of the biggest health issues facing men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Oris is proud to announce that it has become an official Movember Partner, and to celebrate, the brand presents a special edition of the iconic Divers Sixty-Five, with some quite cool design features and a reinforced vintage inspiration.
The Movember Foundation was founded in 2003 and tackles some of the biggest health issues facing men, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Its mission is to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives and to stop them dying too young. Every November, it encourages men to grow moustaches to raise money in support of the 1,200 health projects it runs around the world. The event enjoys worldwide backing and is supported by numerous celebrities in sport, comedy and fashion.
Celebrating this new partnership, Oris introduces a special “Movember” edition of its now famous Divers Sixty-Five, a heritage piece inspired by an Oris diver’s watch first introduced in 1965. This watch started its life back in 2015, in 40mm edition, later followed by several variations and case updates: Deauville blue, 42mm bronze “Carl Brashear” Limited Edition, 42mm standard version, Green dials and finally a silver version. The Divers Sixty-Five now is a proper member of the collection. This sought-after watch now becomes the basis for Oris to create the “Movember” edition, with several interesting visual updates.
The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Movember Edition is based on the 40mm version of the “65” with a stainless case, its usual oversized crown and the 60-minute diving bezel with aluminium insert. Yet, several changes for this edition are to be noted. Firstly, the dial has a different layout, inspired by the one found on the 42mm version of this watch – applied dots and batons, instead of a painted dial with a quite retro look. On the other hand, the date remains placed at 6 and not at 3, as on the 42mm edition. Both the indexes and inscriptions on this Divers Sixty-Five Movember are pink-gold plated, tying the watch in with Movember’s colour palette, and simultaneously creating a unique look within the Divers Sixty-Five collection – with an end result that feels very 1960s, a sort of gilt dial if you want (vintage collectors know…) The hands are also done in the same gold colour.
This Oris Divers Sixty-Five Movember Edition has more to show as well, such as a vintage-inspired leather strap with the Movember logo heat-stamped. An additional tricolour Bordeaux red, beige and dark brown NATO strap that features the Movember logo on the metal loop. This special edition is delivered in a heritage box, which also comprises a strap-changing tool.
On the other side, a 1960s Oris logo is engraved on the steel caseback and is framed by the words ‘Oris Movember Edition’ and the Movember Moustache logo. Inside the case is an automatic movement, based on a Sellita SW 200-1, displaying time via 3 hands and the date.
During the month of Movember, Oris will host a series of fundraising events across European cities, including shave-downs, poetry slams, Movember walks and an auction of an Oris Movember Edition. Details will follow via Oris’s social media channels and via the hashtags #ORISMOVEMBER and #ORISCHANGEFORTHEBETTER. Oris will make a donation to the foundation based on sales of the watch.
The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Movember Edition is a special but not limited edition, which will be priced at EUR 1,950 / CHF 2,100. And if you don’t really like the moustache logo on the strap, just change it and you’ll end up with what certainly is the coolest version of the Divers Sixty-Five, with the smaller case and a great vintage design. And you’ll help a good cause too… More details on www.oris.ch and movember.com.
Technical Specifications – Oris Divers Sixty-Five Movember Edition
- Case: 40mm diameter – stainless steel Multi-piece case, polished and brushed – Bubble-curved sapphire crystal on the front – Screwed stainless steel case back – screw-in crown – Diver’s unidirectional bezel with black aluminium inlay – 100m water resistance
- Movement: Oris Cal. 733, based on Sellita SW 200-1 – automatic – 38h power reserve – 4Hz frequency – hours, minutes, seconds and date
- Strap: Brown leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle and heat-stamped Movember logo – additional tricolour Bordeaux red, beige and dark brown NATO textile strap with stainless steel pin buckle
- Reference: 01 733 7707 4084
- Availability: Non-limited special edition
- Price: 1,950 Euro