The Hölstein-based watchmaker’s retro classic diver series, the Divers Sixty-Five, is now equipped with the independent’s proprietary automatic Calibre 400 movement, which Oris launched in 2020. The anti-magnetic Calibre 400 Series movements have more than 30 anti-magnetic components and exceed the norms required by the ISO 764 enhanced anti-magnetic standard.
Considering that we are today surrounded by smartphones, tablets, and earphones, most of which emit magnetic fields – which can damage mechanical watch movements – watch collectors will be glad of the elevated protection.
This game-changing automatic movement also has a five-day power reserve, meaning you can leave it on your bedside table for nearly a week and it will still be running. This gives the hugely popular Divers Sixty-Five series, first introduced in 1965, a ready-towear daily appeal.
And if the reserve does run out, no drama – Oris has made setting Calibre 400-powered watches accurate and straight-forward by including a quick-set corrector for the instantaneous date function plus a stopseconds mechanism for precision setting of the time.
This is the first Divers Sixty-Five with a 12-hour bi-directional rotating steel bezel, which is designed to serve as a second time zone. Oris has replaced its usual minutes scale on the notched, bi-directional bezel with a blackened aluminium insert. Now, a 12-hour scale provides the second-time zone, so frequent travellers will be even more attracted to this stunner.
This bold yet understated 40mm timeand- date watch also marks the first time that the Divers Sixty-Five marries a black dial with white Super-LumiNova indications and a sapphire crystal display caseback. Oris include a generous 10-year warranty and recommends 10-year service intervals.
Price/availability: $3,500 with a black leather strap with stainless-steel buckle or $3,700 with a multi-piece stainless-steel bracelet with folding clasp. Availability via Oris online.