HIGHLY COMMENDED: Mechanical Watches of the Year, Oris Sixty Five Green Dial

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Oris added a green-dialled model to its hugely successful Divers Sixty-Five collection in 2016, giving people with the original blue version a reason to rush back to their nearest Beaverbrooks.

The Sixty-Five was revived in 2015 as a direct descendent of an early Oris diver’s watch from 1965.

The watch retains a number of retro details including its slim line case, thin bezel with 60-minute scale, and trapezoid date window, but adds modern enhancements such as filling the luminous hands and hour markets with Super-LumiNova in place of the tritium used in the 1960s.

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Inside its multi-piece stainless steel case is a Swiss Made Oris Cal. 733 automatic movement, based on a Sellita SW 200-1, with date at 3 o’clock.

The new green dial creates a strong contrast with the hour markers, hands and bezel marker, while four strap and bracelet options – rubber, brushed steel, leather and textile – add flexibility and further freshness.

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