Spirit of Sixty-Five
In the sixties, explorers of the magnitude of Jacques Costeau, Hans Hass o Christian J. Lambertse where implicated witnesses of the advances in deep sea diving. An adequate legibility of the instruments was key to control diving times. Oris was a major contributor and innovator during those times with the creation of some of the first diving watches.
It was in 2015 when Oris decides to reinterpret a diving watch that was created back in 1965. This is how the Sixty-Five collection was born. Inspired in the design codes of the first diver, a new collection has come to include not only all the original details but also all the advancements of modern day manufacturing.
In 2016, Oris launched the 42mm case as a limited edition and homage to Carl Brashear, the first Afroamerican Master Diver in the United States Navy. Brashear’s story was told in the motion picture “Men of Honor”, where he was portrayed by the actor Cuba Gooding Jr. Inspired by the rescue divers of those times, Oris chose bronze to pay tribute to Master Diver Brashear. This year, CronotempVs Collectors with Oris have come together to create an exclusive version of the Sixty-Five that initially saw the light in 1965. This time, the “Spirit of Sixty-Five” pays homage to the watch itself by only making 65 units.
- Units: 65
- Shipping: November 2021
This tribute to the watch is presented with a unique grey-fume dial inside a 42mm case and the classic black aluminium diver bezel insert.
On the inside it harbours the Oris 733 Automatic mechanical calibre with hours, minutes, seconds function
Protected by a domed sapphire cristal, The grey-fume dial is matched with an unsaturated green Super LumiNova that mimics what 50-year old degraded tritium would look like.
Just like the original, the “Spirit of Sixty-Five” is waterproof to 100 meters with a screw-down crown and back case.
All Spirit of Sixty-Five come with three straps. Stainless steel, vintage calf and a bespoke NATO unique to the Spirit.
Only 65 units of the “Spirit of Sixty-Five” will be made. Delivery is expected for fall 2021.
- Base Model: Diver
- Calibre: 733, base SW 200-1
- Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
- Power reserve: 38-hours
- Material: Steel
- Size: 42 mm
- Caseback: Steel
- Lume: Olive green
- Water resistance: 100m/330ft
- Dial: Grey fumé
- Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, calf leather and bespoke NATO
- Lug size: 21 mm
- Origin: Switzerland