HODINKEE are amongst the best in the business when it comes to joining forces with some of the finest luxury watchmakers on the planet for limited edition timepieces and their latest collaboration sees them join forces with the always excellent, Oris. The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Caliber 400 Limited Edition For HODINKEE is the watch magazine’s second collaboration with Oris and expertly combines a 38mm Divers Sixty-Five with the company’s disruptive Caliber 400 movement, a forest green dial with no-date, and a countdown bezel. Put simply, it’s the ultimate vintage-inspired tool watch.
The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Caliber 400 Limited Edition For HODINKEE has a price tag of $3800 and is already flying of the digital shelves and onto the wrists of horology aficionados the world over so move quickly if you want to get your hands on one of these limited edition releases. These collabs are immeasurably popular in the world of watchmaking and that’s particularly the case when it looks as excellent as this adventure-ready dive watch from Oris and HODINKEE.
For the first time at Oris, the Divers Sixty-Five comes equipped with a countdown bezel. HODINKEE decided to drop the date window on the forest green dial – a hue that is influenced by both the pastoral landscape of Oris’ hometown of Hölstein, Switzerland and the verdant terrain of upstate New York – adding in hour markers on the cardinal points of the dial in the shape of the shields that once appeared on the company’s logo. The Oris signature on the dial is blocky and bold-faced – something which acts as somewhat of a departure from the watchmaker’s modern branding and one that more closely resembles the stamp placed on Oris dive watches in the 60s.
The Oris Divers Sixty-Five Caliber 400 Limited Edition for HODINKEE ($3800) is – as its name suggests – outfitted with the watchmaker’s latest and greatest mechanical innovation: the Caliber 400. This movement was showcased at the end of last year and the Caliber 400 is Oris’ most significant step in multiple generations at emphasising its considerable expertise in the world of watchmaking. Some of the other stand out attributes of this watch include a five-day power reserve, a high resistance to magnetism (tested to 2,250 gauss), and a 10-year service interval backed by a decade-long warranty.
If you’re after the ultimate in dive watches, this limited edition collaboration between Oris and HODINKEE definitely won’t disappoint. It has a high-efficiency escapement, which builds on the historic legacy of the Swiss lever through the use of silicon for the escape wheel and anchor. In addition, there is the twin mainspring barrels that are arranged in series that ensure up to 120 hours of running autonomy when the movement is fully wound. It is just as understated as we like our tool watches to be here at The Coolector and it offers a striking contrast to the impressive technical innovation going on under the hood of this watch.