Oris was founded in 1904 by two men, Paul Cattin and Georges Christian. The name comes from a brook at the Swiss town of Hölstein, in a short period they became the largest employer in Hölstein. By 1929, they had a total of six factories. At the end of the 1960s, Oris became one of the world’s largest watch companies, producing approximately 1.2 million timepieces a year.
Unveiled in 2015 at Baselworld the Oris Divers Sixty-Five, a heritage line up capturing the essence of the original, with the use of modern materials and movements to bring it up to date. Unlike the original, the case size is a more contemporary 40mm and all stainless steel in construction. The case is polished on its sides whilst the lug tops are brushed creating a seamless transition between the two. The bronze bezel is unidirectional with a lume pip at 12 o’clock, the edges have enough ridge depth to make turning a breeze. It is clearly marked for 0-60 minutes. The screw-down signed crown is large enough for easy adjustment. A domed Sapphire crystal is AR coated allowing for excellent viewing angles under different lighting conditions. The matte black dial has applied disc and baton indexes coated in light Old Radium SuperLuminova. At 6 o’clock a date window. Sword hands with a lollipop sweeping seconds hand are again coated in light Old Radium SuperLuminova. The watch oozes 60s appeal. On the reverse, a polished screw-down case back with an engraved Oris shield in the center. Inside an Automatic Sellita SW-200, 26 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. A robust and reliable movement. The watch comes fitted on a 20mm Oris Vintage leather strap with a signed buckle.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Oris box and Oris paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Oris leather strap with a signed buckle. The watch is from October 2018 and is sold in worn condition, but overall great condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
I'm a huge advocate for Oris and mention them often when asked "Best Entry Watch", the great thing is they are perfect for seasoned professionals too. So much value for money and their design is fantastic, they wear beautifully on the wrist, especially this 40mm version. Plus that Bronze bezel just adds a real pop of uniqueness to the package, very cool indeed.