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Oris Introduce Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy Sepia with New Black Dial

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Date Cotton Candy Sepia

One of my personal favourite collections that Oris produce is the Divers Sixty-Five and it is a good time to be a fan of this watch because Oris have not been stingy when it comes to releasing new editions. The summer saw the release of a new suite of Cotton Candy models in steel and in September a brand-new Chronograph version. Now, for the winter they’re returning to the bronze Cotton Candy range with the launch of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy Sepia.

Upon first seeing this watch I wasn’t that impressed with it. The Cotton Candy range is known for being bright and pastel, and the Sepia has a black dial. Nothing about a black dial makes me think of vibrant carnival attractions or anything associated with the titular treat. However, the more I look at the watch and the way the black dial contrasts to the golden-brown colouration of the 38mm bronze case, the more I begin to like it.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Date Cotton Candy Sepia

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Date Cotton Candy Sepia

Don’t get me wrong, I still think Cotton Candy is the wrong name for the watch, but I think there is in fact a sugary name that would work: the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Treacle. Or maybe even the Divers Sixty-Five Molasses, rich, dark and sticky. Thematically I think this makes much more sense because the black of the dial looks like a pool of the sugary mixture while the bronze looks like the lighter brown colour you see as light passes through it as you pour it. Just a simple change to its name makes the watch much more playful and fun, rather than the weird connotations of a sepia toned candy floss.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Date Cotton Candy Sepia

Beyond its name and the new black dial, this release is virtually identical to the original bronze Cotton Candy watches from 2021. Same retro skin-diver aesthetic and same movement beneath the surface. Specifically it’s the Oris Calibre 733, based on the Sellita SW 200-1 with 38-hour power reserve. Not every watch can house the Calibre 400, as much as we would like them to.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Date Cotton Candy Sepia
Oris Divers Sixty-Five Date Cotton Candy Sepia

The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Treacle… sorry, the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy Sepia is available on either a black rubber strap or three-link bronze bracelet. On the strap it’s £2,100 and on the bracelet it’s £2,400. Ultimately, if you ignore the sugar theming all together, what we have is a relatively accessible bronze dive watch with a black dial and that’s all it needs to be.

Price and Specs:

Model: Oris Divers Sixty-Five Cotton Candy Sepia
Ref: 01 733 7771 3154-07 4 19 18BR (rubber strap)
01 733 7771 3154-07 8 19 15 (bracelet)
Case: 38mm diameter, bronze, engraved caseback
Dial: Black
Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Oris calibre 733, automatic, 26 jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 38h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Strap: Black rubber with bronze pin buckle or bronze bracelet with folding clasp
Price: £2,100 (rubber strap) or £2,400 (bracelet)

More details at Oris.

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.