The Oris Divers Sixty-Five collection was inspired by the Oris dive watches of the 1960s, and while they combined vintage and modern aesthetics, that synthesis has never been clearer on the Cotton Candy series. These incredibly fun watches were originally served in bronze but have now been released in stainless steel for the first time.
These watches have maintained unisex dimensions with a 38mm case and three stainless steel references in blue, green, and pink all done in pastel shades. The dial layout is very simple and clean with bright white hands and indices that contrast beautifully with the coloured dials. Additionally, there is a date window at 6 o’clock that seamlessly blends with the hour markers.
Powering the watch is the Oris 733 calibre, a modified version of the Sellita SW 200-1 automatic movement, complete with a 41-hour power reserve.
These are 100m water resistant with a sapphire crystal and screw-down crown. The Cotton Candy series is available now for $3,600 AUD. Like the previous iterations these are available on both a metal bracelet or a NATO strap with a lower price point of $3,300 AUD.
The Divers Sixty-Five has been an incredible success for Oris. Since 2015, the model has been revisited in a variety of colours and materials. The release signalled a shift from robust tool watches to something a little more charming.
It’s strange as the original Sixty-Five was a fairly unknown design and it wasn’t like fans were begging for its return. The original featured a 36mm chromium-plated brass case with a dome plexiglass, a bi-directional rotating bezel in black, and trapezoidal hour markers.
It is a beautiful design that unfortunately didn’t catch on, but Oris must have known that it had enough potential to give it another go, and luckily for them, it did.