Subtler still is the matching “aged” luminous paint at the bezel pip and seconds hand, and the return to the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Topper Edition Replica Watch brand wordmark of yesteryear, along with another vintage signature: the “Anti-Shock 17 (now 26) Jewels” script on the dial. On paper, the Oris Diver Sixty-Five’s eccentric design language seemed an odd first choice for a nü-vintage remix, but its relative affordability, conservative dimensions, and faithful attention to the detail from the quirky source material have proven to be the winning formula for Oris.
Collectively, they’re minute changes, for sure, but much more than what we tend to see on most oris divers replica special editions, and details that further blur the line between the 2015 homage and the original from 1965 to create something with its own unique character.
Eagle-eyed Oris fans might also note the stainless steel bezel missing the PVD oris replica watch finish from the 2015 iteration – a nice Topper detail that more cleanly marries the case and bezel, without giving the appearance of trying too hard to visually emulate the the black plastic friction bezel on the original. Here, the omission of the date wheel on the Sellita SW200 movement eliminates the disruption to the minute track and 6:00 marker, bringing an appreciated dose of symmetry and cohesion to the dial.At first glance, the omission of the date aperture at 6:00 (3:00 if we’re referring to the original 1965 version) is an obvious, and welcome exclusive detail that characterizes the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Topper Edition.