In February of 2022, Oris and Chronos, WatchTime’s sister publication, released a limited-edition watch together. The 38mm stainless steel Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 had a blue vignette dial. It was the first time the Divers Sixty-Five became available with the new movement in a 38mm case. But as there were only 200 made, it was quite hard to get one. Now Oris is bringing a new 38mm Divers Sixty-Five with its Calibre 400 into the regular collection. The sunburst texture and vignette on the dial are similar to the Chronos limited edition, but now it’s green. Let’s take a look.

I once saw the Divers Sixty-Five Chronos edition on display in an Oris boutique, and it looked very attractive. Just as Ben highlighted in his hands-on article, it put on quite the show, playing with the light. I also loved the monochromatic look of the stainless steel case and matching bezel insert. For this new, non-limited version, the only thing that has changed is the dial color, which is good news for the fans.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 38mm green dial

The 38mm Oris Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400

I have to say, I’m always a little unsure about which size to pick for my 17cm wrist. I was charmed by our Oris Divers Sixty-Five Fratello LE, but the 40mm watch felt a bit big. Then I saw the 38mm Cotton Candy version at an event at the Amsterdam Oris boutique, and that looked a bit small. However, it might have just been the funky colors on the dials that didn’t speak to me that much. I haven’t seen this new Divers Sixty-Five with the green dial in person yet, but I feel like it might be the perfect size and color for my wrist.

Let’s talk about its size first. As expected, the brushed and polished stainless steel case measures 38mm in diameter. It spans 45.7mm from lug to lug and is 12.6mm thick, including the double-domed sapphire crystal. Those are modest dimensions for a dive watch, but they match the vintage-inspired style of the Divers Sixty-Five very well. The watch comes on a stainless steel three-row bracelet with fake rivets. It tapers dramatically from 19 to 14mm and features a single-deployant clasp with two push-buttons to open it.

A green vignette dial

Just like the Chronos limited edition, this new Oris Divers Sixty-Five has a sunburst dial with a vignette effect. It’s very dark around the edges and becomes lighter towards the center. The effect is a bit more toned down than on the Chronos version, though. That one almost became silver towards the center, but the green here remains very recognizable as such. In that sense, it’s a bit more modest, and the chosen hue perfectly matches that friendly character.

 Oris Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 38mm green dial on wrist

The dial has a classic dive-watch layout with big, applied markers at each hour. They’re filled with Super-LumiNova, just like the pencil-style hour and minute hands, making it easier to read the time in the dark. On this version of the Divers Sixty-Five, there’s no date, which keeps the dial nice and clean. At 12 o’clock, you’ll find the Oris logo, and at 6, the watch’s water resistance and power reserve are mentioned. That first is rated to 100 meters, which is more than sufficient for a nice desk diver.

Calibre 400 inside

The power reserve is a comfortable 120 hours (five days), meaning you won’t have to wind or reset this watch every time even if you only wear it a couple of days per week. That’s one of the perks of Oris’s Calibre 400. In addition, it comes with a 10-year warranty and 10-year recommended service intervals. It features 31 jewels and runs at a frequency of 28,800vph. Another benefit is that the movement is resistant to magnetic fields that you’ll encounter in daily life, such as the one from your smartphone.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 38mm green dial on wrist

The caliber is not officially certified as a chronometer by COSC, but Oris advertises that it does run within chronometer standards at -3 to +5 seconds a day. Of course, you’ll have to make up your mind about whether all these improved specs are worth the extra money. But it’s nice that you’re getting the Calibre 400 option in a regular-production version of the 38mm Divers Sixty-Five for the first time. Oh, and unlike the Sellita-powered 38mm models, this one does come with an exhibition case back.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 38mm green dial pocket shot

Final thoughts

This 38mm Oris Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 with a green dial is a very nice sequel to the Chronos limited edition. It comes in a size that matches the vintage-inspired Divers Sixty-Five’s style so well. As mentioned, I’m a fan of the all-steel construction as well. It gives the watch a rawer appeal, and the elegant and rich green color of the dial is a nice contrast to that. For the price, it would’ve been nice if the bracelet had quick-release spring bars and an on-the-go micro-adjustment system, but unfortunately, it doesn’t.

The new, non-limited Oris Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 is available now and costs CHF 3,600. For more information, check out the official Oris Website.

What do you think of this new version of the 38mm Oris Divers Sixty-Five? Let me know in the comments below.


NB. The Chronos version of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five wasn’t actually the first one with the Calibre 400 movement, there was a Hodinkee limited edition before that in 2021. Thanks for reminding me, Max!

Watch specifications

Divers Sixty-Five Calibre 400 38mm
01 400 7774 4057-07 8 19 18
Green sunburst with vignette effect and applied luminous indexes
Case Material
Stainless steel
Case Dimensions
38mm (diameter) × 45.7mm (lug-to-lug) × 12.6mm (thickness)
Double-domed sapphire
Case Back
Stainless steel and sapphire crystal
Oris Calibre 400: automatic with manual winding, 28,800vph, 31 jewels, 120-hour power reserve, antimagnetic
Water Resistance
10 bar (100 meters)
Stainless steel three-row bracelets (19/14mm) with folding push-button clasp
Time (hours, minutes, central seconds) and 60-minute dive bezel
CHF 3,600
10 years (extended)