316L stainless steel is very robust and therefore a popular material for watch cases. The advantages have also convinced us, which is why we use this stainless steel for the casing of all our Circula watches, which is also known as surgical steel. In this article we will take a closer look at 316L stainless steel and its use in watches.
What is 316L stainless steel?
316L stainless steel is a corrosion-resistant, iron-based alloy. In addition to iron, surgical steel essentially contains:
- 16,5 to 18,5 % chromium,
- 10 to 13 % nickel and
- 2 to 2,5 % molybdenum.