Not all diving watches are created equally.
Despite being founded geographically 5,364 miles apart on opposing sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and separated by 71 years of time from the date they where both founded - Apple and Rolex are remarkably similar. This article will explore what exactly they have both done to become so very succesful!
The dive watch is a type of watch that really encapsulates what it is to be a luxury watch. It's simultaneously a functional piece of specialist equipment, needing to survive the punishing environment of being dragged down deep underwater, while still telling the time: but, they are typically built to extravagant specifications, being water resistant to 10 or even 100 times deeper than people will actually dive down to in reality. Few people will ever test these dive watches to their full capabilities!
Perhaps the most recognisable watch on the face of the planet - the Rolex Submariner is such a tremendously iconic and timeless design, from the biggest luxury watch brand in the world.
Theres simply no way around the fact that this watch is gigantic. The ProDiver has a huge 51mm case diameter and is nearly 2cm thick - definitely not something that will fit under a shirt cuff. This watch is so large that even the big Rolex Deepsea (ref. 116660) starts to appear small when sat next to the ProDiver. Although the ProDiver is only just water-resistant to a mere 1000m with the Deepsea enduring the far more sensible and useful depth of 3900m, I think the ProDiver would be sufficient for the 99.9% of divers.
This watch is currently my absolute favourite Oris watch at the moment (at the time of writing). It holds a design that has tried the tests of time and succeeded. This watch was originally constructed in, as you may have guessed ,1965. luckily when Oris relaunched this updated version they didn't kill what made it so special; but, improved on it with modern manufacturing techniques and new materials.
The Oris Divers Sixty-Five is produced with either a black or a blue and grey faced dial. It comes suplied with eirther a black nato-style nylon strap with a push button deployant buckle, a black or khaki fabric strap with a tang buckle, a black rubber 'tropic' strap, or a stainless steel strap with a push button deployant buckle. These photos are of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five [01 733 7707 4064-07 8 20 18] on a stainless steel strap.
Theres a good reason why Oris is one of our best-selling brands on our site and the new Divers Sixty-Five is no exception, and really shows what Oris does best. Creating great mechanical watches at an affordable price point. Staying true to their outspoken slogan ‘real watches for real people’. The updated Oris Divers Sixty-Five manages the tough balancing act of updating a classic design, with modern manufacturing techniques, for an audience with different ideals. While not diluting the original spirit and charm of the 50-year-old design icon.