Oris was founded in 1904 by two men, Paul Cattin and Georges Christian. The name comes from a brook in 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. Oris introduced this Bi-colour model at Baselworld 2019. 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 and numerals in relief, 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 glossy blue dial has applied rose gold coated PVD 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 rose gold coated PVD 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 two-tone Steel and Bronze center link bracelet with a signed push-button release folding clasp.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Oris box and Oris paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Oris stainless steel & bronze bracelet with a signed Oris clasp. The watch is from October 2019 and is sold in worn condition, but overall great condition as you can see, some scratches to the case back and the bronze has patinated as to be expected. The watch comes with our 12-Month Warranty.
It is no secret I'm a huge fan of Oris, I say it every time and I will continue to say it every time! They are fantastic and offer so much value for your money, just take a look at this stunning timepiece and what it offers for the price. The bronze on the bracelet really does make this watch pop, especially with the dark/navy blue dial, it is a real treat to look at.