The Rolex Submariner 116610LN features a unidirectional rotatable bezel with Cerachrom insert and Oyster bracelet. The watch features a 40mm diameter, ebony black dial, 18 carat gold and Chromalight hour markers and hands, and an in-house calibre 3135 mechanical movements which has undergone various precision tests. Is it really that easy to replicate?
Steinhart created the homage of the 116610LN with a black dial and stylistically practically everything is the same as the Submariner. However, it has a diameter of 39mm, 1mm smaller than the Submariner.
So in short, the Steinhart Ocean One 39 captured the visual elements of the Rolex Submariner and replaced Rolex’s logo with its own, but did not manage to properly replicate the technicalities of its reference. Do you think the Submariner’s doppelgänger is worth 1/30th of the price?