Interview — ORIS Co-CEO Rolf Studer And Momotaro’s Katsu Manabe Talking about their collab: Oris Sixty-Five × Momotaro play video by Robert-Jan Broer June 13, 2020 MIN READInterview — ORIS Co-CEO Rolf Studer And Momotaro’s Katsu Manabe
In this interview with Rolf Studer (Oris co-CEO) and Katsu Manabe (Momotaro), we talk about their new collaboration watch. The Oris Divers 65 Momotaro, with its turquoise dial and denim strap, is the product of these two independent players.
The bi-color (steel and bronze) Oris Divers 65 × Momotaro watch is not a limited edition, but an addition to Oris’s regular collection. We talk to Rolf Studer about doing special edition watches like these, and how these collaborations come to life. Katsu Manabe talks about the denim culture in Japan and how he got in touch with Oris. Both are completely down-to-Earth people as you will discover in our video interview and open to discuss any questions. With that in mind, I prepared my interview and tried to make it as casual as possible. The fact that it was performed from home, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, helped to keep it relaxed and informal.
Oris Divers 65 Momotaro
The conversation with Oris and Momotaro gives you insights into how the collaboration piece came to life, including the choice for the turquoise dial. Studer — a denim fan himself — explains how he met Manabe in Japan and how they came to this execution of the Divers 65. We also touch the topics of doing special editions (and how the Oris community responds to them). Normally, I would have taken a plane to Switzerland to visit Oris in Hölstein to do the interview. Covid-19 prevents me from doing so, so I will excuse myself for the image quality of the video (using Zoom). However, I hope you will enjoy this video regardless.
You will soon find a hands-on review of the Oris Divers 65 × Momotaro watch here on Fratello. Meanwhile, all specifications of the watch can be found in the table below.
More information via Oris online. More about Momotaro can be found here.
Brand Oris ModelDivers Sixty-Five x MomotaroReference01 733 7707 4337-SetDialGreenCase MaterialSteel and bronze (bezel), screw-down crownCase DimensionsDiameter: 40mm lug-wdith: 20mmCrystalSapphireCase BackStainless steel with special engravingMovementOris caliber 733, Sellita SW200-1 base, power reserve: 38 hours, jewels: 26 , ticking speed: 28800vphWater Resistance100 meters / 10 barStrapDenim (Momotaro)FunctionsTimePrice€2000WarrantyTwo years international warrantySpecial Note(s)Comes with a special (denim) watch pouch Watch of the Week
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Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in… read more
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