After first hearing about this new Oris Divers Sixty-Five Replica a few weeks ago, I was finally able to get some hands-on time and to get my first true impressions of the replica watch (because press images never, ever, do a replica watch justice). The replica watch was part of a special preview of the company’s 2017 collection, which took place last week in Zermatt, Switzerland. The new diver was in unfamiliar territory then, unlike the brand’s new mechanical Altimeter, and while I’d love to take it diving, the mountains provided a nice backdrop for this edition’s silver color scheme, the only real update to this version of the well-known Divers Sixty Five. And that’s certainly not a bad thing.
A diver in the Swiss Alps? Not something you see very often, but this one doesn’t look out of place (anywhere).
We already know what to expect from this diver in terms of performance, because it’s built just like last year’s Sixty-Five. The Oris Men’s replica watch features a 42mm case that is resistant to 10 bar/100 meter, has a 60-minute uni-directional rotating bezel with black aluminum inlay. Inside is a modified Sellita SW200 movement, with date at three o’clock and a 38-hour power reserve. None of that is new, but it’s still hugely impressive for a replica watch that is priced under $2,000.
It’s been a winning formula for Oris too – the Sixty-Five is one of the company’s most popular replica watches and it’s a best seller at home, in Switzerland. The design has proven incredibly versatile as well, with lots of different colors and limited editions available, including a bronze model, the Carl Brashear Limited Edition.