Due to my travel schedule it’s been a little quiet around here in recent days. I’ve been en route to a remote location for some outdoor adventuring. Of course every good adventure needs a good and able companion — which is why I decided to bring along a titanium Linde Werdelin SpidoLite II. And, although it is designed for skiing, I’ve decided to test the versatility of a LW Rock which has (among other features) a 3-axis compass, chronograph and barometer function, all of which should be of use.
My Kind of Adventure
Nowhere to go but Up — Waterfall!
1500 ft ascent, success. Views are always nice up top.
Down and out now…
Little help on the way down is always nice…
As best as I am able (i.e. communications signals are available and my hands are free), I’m posting views into the action through @Perpetuelle’s Twitter feed.
Linde Werdelin just unveiled a couple of fantastic new pieces in its flagship SpidoLite II collection. Bold colors aside, the exciting thing about the new LW “Tech” series is its case — a combination of forged carbon and and a new ultra-light alloy that the brand has dubbed “ALW” (Alloy Linde Werdelin). The materials innovation here is a perfect — and I mean perfect — fit for LW’s already high-tech, modern design sport watches. The SpidoLite II design was just waiting for a case like this!
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In early January I discussed in some detail the new Linde Werdelin Oktopus II watches. As a reminder, these pieces have the first complication entirely conceived, developed and produced in-house by Linde Werdelin — a nice milestone for the young brand. Here now I am simply sharing some actual photos of the watch, courtesy of Linde Werdelin. You can revisit my original article on the Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Moon here. Or check it out on LW’s website, here.
The Oktopus II Moon currently comes in 2 versions, Rose Gold Titanium in 12 pieces and Titanium Black DLC in 47 pieces, each available worldwide from March 2013.
Click through for some pics of the LW Okto II Moon
A “new moon” will be on display at the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) between January 22 and 25, 2013 (concurrent with SIHH 2013). These two new, limited edition pieces from Linde Werdelin are the first of their kind since the introduction of the original Oktopus Moon back in early 2010 (see our in-depth report here), and they look fantastic. The moonphase by LW is, for me, one of the most significant and defining elements of the creative and bold brand and I am glad to see in these pieces that the Linde Werdelin duo has brought their superb complication in-house and into the updated Okto II line. I will also add that this is hands-down my favorite piece by LW (save for some of the older Svend Andersen pieces) — nicely done guys.
Lots more looks and details — as well a Perpetuelle exclusive “side-by-side” with the original Okto moon — below.
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Linde Werdelin last night unveiled the third of its three promised new SpidoLite II’s, the “Black Gold”. This watch masculine and sporty piece has a DLC-finished titanium case, gold-plated skeleton dial, and a full gold crown. Again I compliment LW on improvements to the legibility of the date wheel versus prior executions — it is the same as we saw on the SpidoLite II Titanium Red.
Priced at $12,600 and limited to 75 pieces, this piece joins the eye-catching Titanium Red and Titanium Blue watches released over the last two weeks (all three pictured below). All three available direct from Linde Werdelin at http://www.lindewerdelin.com/watches/spido
This is the second of a 3-piece pre-Christmas release by Linde Werdelin. The new SpidoLite II Titanium Red is a limited edition of 75 pieces (in “Series A”) and is priced at $11,900. This piece joins the Titanium Blue which was released last week. As you can see, this is a great looking watch, with a beautiful and bold shade of red on the dial. The further interplay of colors with the black DLC bezel and the black textile strap with red stitching bring it all together. Live looks and wrist shot, below.
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Just in time for Christmas, Linde Werdelin is poised to unveil three new versions of its SpidoLite II models. The first one, seen here, is the SpidoLite II “Titanium Blue”, limited to 75 pieces and priced at $11,600. The model carries forward some subtle functional adaptations not seen in prior SpidoLite II’s such as a more accessible crown. The dial is a very nice “electric blue” with orange indices and small seconds detail. As with prior models, the automatic mechanical movement is done by Concepto exclusively for LW.
Linde Werdelin recently tweeted out this great photo of two of its new SpidoSpeed Chronographs. As you can see, the SpidoSpeed is a visually striking chronograph. Makes me want them both! Click through on the heading below for specs and more info on each.
SpidoSpeed chronographs with Diamond-Like-Carbon DLC coating offers enhanced durability and a 3-dimensional experience twitter.com/LindeWerdelin/…
— Linde Werdelin (@LindeWerdelin) October 15, 2012
Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Black DLC and SpidoSpeed Orange
by Kyle Stults on September 01, 2012
Do you remember the 29-piece limited edition Oktopus Moonphase dive watch by Linde Werdelin? Debuting in 2010, the Oktopus Moonphase diver watch featured a titanium case, rose gold bezel, helium escape value, 888 meters water resistance, and — most curiously — a photo-realistic moonphase indicator created by renowned watchmaker Svend Andersen.
I thought you might appreciate this live photo of the moonphase — even though it is a bit fuzzy, you can see how cool that moonphase indicator is at night. Original price on this watch was north of $21,000, but I believe it is sold out (and probably very hard to find in the secondary market).
A moonphase on a dive watch, you say? Yea, you can read all about it here.
Linde Werdelin Oktopus Moonphase Dive Watch Lume Shot
by Kyle Stults on August 14, 2012
As I mentioned last Friday, Linde Werdelin’s Oktopus II Double Date is now available, including a new titanium case with blue color-set that will accompany the titanium/yellow and rose gold models. I posted a review just a few weeks ago of the prototype that was shown at Basel back in March, but the final version has undergone several changes — some functional, some cosmetic — that you should know about. And of course I have some thoughts on these changes and whether or not they are good (most are) or not-so-good. I also thought it would be helpful for those of you considering a purchase to have a better understanding of why certain aspects of this watch “are they way they are.”
Click through for an updated look and my analysis of the new Linde Werdelin diver
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