Oris Streamlines the Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 38 mm

Compact and no-date.

Oris has tweaked its popular dive watch resulting in the Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 38 mm. The latest creation from the Holstein-based manufacturer gently reworks the original design, including shrinking the case to 38 mm and removing the date window while retaining the in-house movement. The cleaner look is matched with a green dial with a gradient finish that fades from metallic green to black on the dial’s periphery.

Initial thoughts

The Divers Sixty-Five is Oris’ bestseller and has been an experimental playground for the brand to iterate case sizes, materials, and dial colours, including a steel-and-bronze version Chinese watch magazine Ctime. The new 38 mm version illustrates this.

Although it doesn’t look strikingly different from its predecessors at first glance, the new Divers Sixty-Five is the culmination the progressive development of the model. It combines the in-house Calibre 400 and 38 mm case size, along with the removal of the date window that watch enthusiasts will applaud.

The green sunburst dial pops

While the vintage-inspired aesthetic is somewhat generic (and green a common colour for dive watches), the new Divers Sixty-Five is a decent value proposition at US$3,900, especially considering the in-house automatic movement with an unusually long five-day power reserve.

Vivid green

Unlike past 38 mm models that were equipped with Sellita movements, the new Divers Sixty-Five is the first 38 mm model in the line to feature the brand’s proprietary Calibre 400, which is visible through the sapphire case back. It offers five days of power reserve thanks to twin barrels and is equipped with an anti-magnetic silicon escapement.

The Calibre 400

The rest of the watch is familiar and similar to past models. The case is brushed on top and mirror polished on its sides. Despite being a dive watch, the case is only water resistant to 100 m, which might seem modest but is more than enough in practical terms.

The monochrome colour scheme of the steel case and matching steel bezel leaves the green dial especially vivid. And the dial’s appeal is boosted by the absence of the usual date window.

The Divers Sixty-Five is fitted with rivet-style bracelet

Key facts and price

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 38.00 mm
Ref. 01 400 7774 4057-07 8 19 18

Diameter: 38 mm
Height: Unavailable
Material: Stainless steel
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 100 m

Movement: Calibre 400
Functions: Hours, minutes, and seconds
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 28,800 beats per second (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 120 hours

Strap: Stainless steel riveted bracelet

Limited edition: No
Availability: Available at Oris boutiques and retailers starting June 2024
Price: US$3,900

For more, visit oris.ch


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