Last time we wrote about Steinhart, it was to announce the Ocean One Vintage Dual Time, their take on the infamous white-dialed Rolex Pan Am GMT. As one might expect, our readers welcomed that release with mixed feelings, with most detractors bemoaning Steinhart’s continued affinity for homage watches.
Now, there is no denying that Steinhart made a name for itself by selling homage watches based on a number of different Rolex references, and because of that Steinhart is often a lightning rod for criticism. But while the Ocean One line may be the brand’s bread and butter, Steinhart has also released a number of original designs over the years, among them the Apollon, the Triton, and the entire Ocean Two range. Earlier last week, Steinhart announced their latest diver, a watch the falls conceptually somewhere between their two diver lines, the Ocean Titanium 500 premium.