For those unfamiliar, RedBar Crew is a network of watch enthusiasts that started as a gathering of friends around drinks and watches into an official organization that has spawned multiple chapters in the US and internationally. The group aims to promote watch enthusiasm (not snobbery) across the globe and contribute to charitable causes in the areas in which the crew convenes. It makes sense, then, that for the group’s first crack at a limited edition collaboration would be with Oris, an independently-operated watch brand that has its own charitable streak.
The resulting watch is a new take on the Oris Divers Sixty-Five, a faithful reissue of a dive watch the brand produced during the 1960s. The modern model has spawned a great number of color schemes, but RedBar’s version, appropriately, sees the diver done up in a beautiful, deep red gradient. That’s complemented by a bronze bezel with a black insert, and hour markers and hands finished in a gold tone. The rest of the watch remains faithful to the standard Sixty-Five: it’s has a 40mm case, a Sellita-based automatic movement and is rated water-resistant to 100 meters.
And like the standard Sixty-Five, it remains affordable: the watch will retail for $2,100, though only 100 pieces will be made and all are available only to registered RedBar Crew members. And keeping with both RedBar’s and Oris’ commitments to philanthropy, a portion of the proceeds will go to the RedBar Fund, which donates to charities local to different RedBar chapters.
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