“When diminutive distinction make for highly disparate desirability.”
The Steinhart Ocean 39 Vintage Red bears the vintage charm of the 1960s dive watches that, has rare minuscule details on its dial, with the combination of two additional lines of text in red along with typical ones in white. This special edition is made exclusively for Gnomon Watches and seen identical to the much recognized Ocean Vintage Red but now with a bijou sizing. The Ocean 39 Vintage Red will be made in limited production to maintain it's exclusivity.
Steinhart Ocean Vintage Red 39 - Gnomon Exclusive
The Steinhart Ocean 39 Vintage Red is our third expressive vintage model, where the coveted OVM39 and Explorer39 were previously released (still available). Made to the highest of Swiss standard with a genuine vintage flair, the case of the Steinhart Ocean 39 is made from 316L stainless steel. Features a satin-brushed finish on the top of the lugs and polished sides of the case, like how an old-school dive watch finished in the 1960s. This finishing follows through the stainless steel bracelet. The 39mm case has a 47mm lug-to-lug dimensions making this quite comfortable on most wrist sizes.
The charm of the Ocean 39 Vintage Red lies in the dial, and where things get interesting. With many requests from collectors, We took design cues from rare dive watches that highly sought after from the 1960s. Why is it so? It's all about the details for watch enthusiasts, coined as the "double-red" dial was first found on super rare 60s dive watches, wherein this Ocean 39 case, the "Ocean One" and "Submersible 1000" texts are printed in red, whereas the rest are in standard white tone. We strongly believe this unique application of red wordings serves a purpose, which sets out to reminds one of red color will be eliminated when submerged into the ocean beyond 5 meters, allowing the wearer to focus on all the necessary information, allowing instantaneous reading. Apart from that, the allure of the vintage look and two lines of red makes the Ocean 39 Vintage Red stands out from most other dive watches with correlative semblance.
The "double-red" text that sets it apart
Moving on, the handset is diver's eccentric, filled with "old-radium" Superluminova, that matches the dial's aged markers. It is, therefore, making the Ocean 39 Vintage Red with a modern interpretation of this vintage magical charisma for the watch enthusiast.
Oh, did we mention the bezel is polished to be as close to the original as possible? It has the classic diver bezel, with a luminous pip at the 12 o'clock position. The knurling on the side of the bezel is deep and clean. This helps in getting a good grip on the bezel for smooth bezel operation. The 120 clicks bezel clicks positively into position.
Wears like a true 60s diver w/ modern refinements
The Steinhart signed screw-down crown is located at 3 O'clock and s suitable for a water-resistant rating of 330ft. The Ocean 39 Vintage Red forgoes the flat crystal with magnifying Cyclops, and instead, comes with a period-correct looking glass with modern fabrication- a domed sapphire crystal with inner anti-reflective coating for added clarity under different lighting conditions. The Ocean 39 Vintage Red has a solid case back that features engravings of essential information of the watch.
The Steinhart Ocean 39 Vintage Red is powered by ETA's automatic caliber, ETA 2824-2/SW 200, operating at 28,800 BPH (4 Hertz) with hacking and hand winding capabilities. It has 25 jewels with a power reserve of approximately 40 hours.
The Steinhart Ocean 39 Vintage Red comes with a satin-brushed stainless steel bracelet with screw links and flip-lock. Unique to the Ocean 39 Vintage Red is, of course, the new 20mm bracelet which tapers to 16mm. Makes the 39mm model look much more refined and elegant.
Overall, the Steinhart Ocean 39 Vintage Red is one exclusive model that exhibits the idiosyncratic enchantment of a "double-red" dial. It is packed with great value, offering the 60s vintage look without any compromise. Further, for wearing wise, it is suitable for those who think the 42mm Oceans are too big. We are in love with these captivating vintage elements found on the dial as it is a refreshing break away from the usual submariner dial design.
Exclusive for Gnomon Watches
Like every Steinhart x Gnomon collaboration, this will end up in the hall of fame. For the price, you get a Swiss Made watch with an ETA2824-2/SW200 movement, a full 316L stainless steel 300m diver watch with SEL bracelet, and an overall well finished sturdy watch. This was before not achievable until Steinhart arrived and also probably the reason why Steinhart has quite a vast following, although only been around for only 15 years.Ocean 39 Vintage Red - Gnomon Exclusive.
Steinhart Germany - Swiss Made
ETA 2824-2/SW 200, élaboré
Black with hour markers
"Old-radium" SuperLuminova. Markers, hour, minute, second hands
Satin brushed top and polished sides Stainless steel
120 clicks. Polished. Stainless steel
Screwdown Steinhart signed crown
Flush Domed sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside
Satin brushed stainless steel oyster bracelet OR jubilee bracelet with screw links and fliplock. 20x16mm