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Momotaro Keeps Time With a New Partnership with Swiss Watchmaker Oris

Two companies that value quality and tradition are joining creative forces.

Japanese denim brand Momotaro, known best for its selvedge fabrics, and Swiss watchmaker Oris just launched a special-edition version of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five timepiece.

The men’s watch is made with a stainless-steel case, a unidirectional rotating black bezel with a bronze edge, and a gradient green dial.

The watch features a Momotaro denim strap made from “hard-wearing” fabric weaved on vintage shuttle looms. The watch strap is distinguished by the Momotaro’s signature two white “battle stripes,” which Katsu Manabe, the son of Momotaro founder Hisao Manabe, said is sure to “stoke up interest” in the unique collaboration.

Japanese denim brand Momotaro and Swiss watchmaker Oris just launched a special edition version of the Oris Divers Sixty-Five timepiece.
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Co-designing a watch, he added, “was a chance for both Oris and Momotaro to explore new ideas and new territory.”

“Oris is the perfect match for us, because like Momotaro, it’s independent, it makes bold and brave choices, and it’s obsessive about quality,” Manabe said. “This isn’t just a product collaboration—our spirit, culture and craftsmanship really synchronized.”

The Oris x Momotaro watch retails for $2,200. Each watch comes with a special-edition denim travel pouch and Momotaro denim bag. The watch is available now for pre-order and will be delivered in May.