RedBar is a group of watch-heads who accumulate in bars the nation over to drink, gas about watches, and—most importantly—to enjoy veritable, up close and personal community. The watch-heads who join RedBar are likewise prone to revere Oris, a celebrated and autonomous Swiss watchmaker with perpetual cred and an index of hit watches, particularly their vintage-enlivened jump watches. For 2018, Oris and RedBar have come together to bring to the table a co-marked, restricted release of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five.
The cooperation is the significant story: this watch marks RedBar’s first co-marking adventure, and a level of continues from the watch will go to profit the RedBar Fund (an element which gives to good cause in the different communities where RedBar sections have arisen). Significant stuff. However—and this is rare—the watch itself is upstaging the buzz-commendable cooperation. Why? Since it’s just so damn wonderful, on the grounds that there are just 100 of them, and on the grounds that you must be an enrolled RedBar part with $2,100 to save to get one. Dissimilar to such countless restricted versions, this one has real limits.
If you’ve yet to lash a 40-millimeter Divers Sixty-Five to your wrist, realize that it is a shockingly smooth machine with audacious vintage looks and an entrancing dial. For the RedBar version, we locate the new bronze bezel that Oris uncovered at Baselworld 2018, a red-to-dark fumé dial, vintage-conditioned lume inside rose gold-plated records, no date, a twofold domed sapphire precious stone, and a chocolate earthy colored cowhide lash. This combination gleams warm like the coals of a sea shore fire in the wake of a monotonous day of SCUBA plunging; it makes me need to wear a fisherman’s sweater and a red weave cap while singing French society melodies with my indistinguishably clad aquanaut comrades.
Part of why this watch can rouse such nostalgic imaginings is that all sign of the RedBar co-marking is consigned to the strong case-back. The vintage Oris shield becomes the overwhelming focus with the RedBar logo and the individual chronic number just beneath. The nuance of the co-marking assists with guaranteeing that the watch comes first and the joint effort second, a request for needs that such a large number of co-marking adventures neglect to achieve.
The RedBar Divers Sixty-Five is so delightful thus restricted that it is ensured to break a few hearts. Were this not a RedBar discharge, these watches would most likely appear available to be purchased second-hand with infuriatingly swelled costs, yet I’m sure that such exploitative would break RedBar’s focal and just fundamental of participation. All things considered, when I initially met him, RedBar organizer Adam Craniotes blast, “We have one rule—no assholes!”
I can’t help yet see the gleaming bronze bezel and dark red dial of the RedBar Oris Divers Sixty-Five as symbolic of the veritable warmth that RedBar and Oris have brought to the watch community, and I envision those fortunate 100 people who own this watch will esteem it for precisely that reason. Oris