Oris have just unveiled the latest take on their popular Divers Sixty-Five line — the Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition, a follow-up to 2016’s popular bronze LE, named in honour of US Navy Master Diver Carl Brashear.
The overall look and feel of this 43mm LE is familiar: a bronze case with deep, inky blue dial — with one notable difference. This is a chronograph, and a really neatly executed one at that. The dial is clean, with the large sub registers offering balance and symmetry, with no half-eaten numbers, date windows or overly busy scales to detract from the clean, simple good looks of the watch. Oris decided to keep the rotating elapsed time bezel, which I think is the right call. The crown and pushers are all bronze, and, interestingly, the chrono pushers don’t screw down, which goes some way to explaining the 100m of water resistance. Of course, this calls into question the dive watch bona fides of the Carl Brashear Chronograph, but honestly, it’s more of a lifestyle diver — a great-looking watch inspired by the marine world. Yes, purists will moan about it, but I don’t think that really matters.
The watch is powered by the Oris Cal. 771, based on the Sellita SW 510. It comes shipped on a leather strap, with steel and bronze pin buckles provided, and is limited to 2000 pieces.
Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph Limited Edition pricing and availability
The Oris Carl Brashear Chronograph has a retail price of 4700 CHF, and is limited to 2000 pieces.
Thanks to Kristian Dowling of Calibre Image for the images.