The Oris Divers Sixty-Five diving chronograph’s regular stainless steel version was only a matter of time. We confirmed it when we saw the bronze model. We just didn’t know when it appeared. The first steel version of the Sixty-Five diving chronograph is finally here. It is more than just a piece. Oris Holly watches, but also the Bucherer watch-themed watch.
Divers Sixty-Five is one of the most successful products of Oris during the past five years. This watch is not only economical, it runs well, the most important thing is the beautiful diving shell, but also has a considerable number of retroelements, which is sought after by many people. Its original stand-alone product quickly became a complete series, and Oris produced a total of 36 mm, 40 mm and 42 mm diameter case models as well as steel, steel with bronze and all bronze versions.
Oris Oris first introduced the series’ complex features – the limited edition Carl Brashear Limited Edition Chronograph. We knew at the time that this watch was the trailer for the upcoming regular steel model, but I didn’t expect the first watch to be Bucherer.
Surprisingly, the Divers Sixty-Five diving chronograph is a special edition made by Bucherer, not part of the Oris Diving series. Therefore, it is not surprising that this upcoming watch is blue from the dial to the bezel.
Basically, the Oris Oris Divers Sixty-Five Diver Chronograph Bucherer Blue Edition is the steel version of the Carl Brashear Chronograph, which means it has the same casing, proportion, and movement as the other limited editions. It has a rather large 43 mm case with a satin finish and a typical Sixty-Five shape. This watch is equipped with a more sophisticated automatic chronograph movement, which is thicker than a regular three-needle watch. With a screw-in crown and a sturdy steel bottom cover, it is water-resistant up to 100 meters.
Under the mirrored sapphire crystal with a large outer ring, the Bucherer blue dial features a classic binocular timing layout, a small seconds at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute chronograph at 3 o’clock. Oris Oris was wise to decide to remove the date display from the chronograph version. Compared to Carl Brashear, the Divers Sixty-Five Bucherer blue version has slightly different hour markers, especially at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock. The metal pointer is filled with a creamy Super-LumiNova luminous coating. The dial is surrounded by a one-way bezel with blue aluminum components and a scale that divers need to see.
Inside the case is the famous Oris 771 caliber. This automatic chronograph is based on the Valjoux architecture of the Sellita SW 510 caliber. The vibration frequency is 4Hz and has a 48-hour power reserve. The strap is made of a chocolate-colored vintage leather strap with blue stitching and a dial that is secured by a steel pin. The Oris Divers Sixty-Five dive chronograph Bucherer blue version is a non-limited edition, but is only available in the Bucherer store and is priced at €3,900.