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Edelstahl 316L - Beständig und widerstandsfähig

All watches from LOUIS XVI are made from 316L stainless steel, which is also used in the production of surgical instruments, making it extremely durable and never rusts.

But what exactly is 316L stainless steel and why is such a material used in wristwatches? By definition, 316L stainless steel is an alloy with molybdenum and the low-carbon version of the 316 alloy (standard steel). This chemical composition makes the 316L stainless steel alloy particularly resistant and durable against corrosion caused by acids typically found in seawater and sweat.

316L stainless steel is therefore used in watches to make them more resistant to water and sweat. This is particularly beneficial for watch enthusiasts who lead an active lifestyle. You can be assured that your wristwatch will withstand all challenges effortlessly.