Linde Werdelin is known for making rugged watches. Now comes a new one in gold and the complex 3DTP carbon. Linde Werdelin Oktopus Moon Gold 3DTP is the classic moon phase gold watch reinterpreted in a typical Linde Werdelin manner. The result is both sophisticated and innovative. My guess is that we will be seeing this watch both as a sporty watch and a dress watch on all the important instagram accounts.
The black carbon and the black details is a nice contrast to the gold case. It brings a feeling of sporty luxury to the watch that no one else comes close to recreate. In my opinion Linde Werdelin have had a positive design development thru the last couple of years. They tend to get a pure and clean expression on these big watches, and these watches in gold are great. If you remember the really good looking and awesome Linde Werdelin Oktopus Moon Tattoo you will recognize a cleaner design on Oktopus Moon Gold 3DTP.
The carbon material of the bezel with its lifelike appearance and the case in 18 K pink gold is an expression developed naturally from earlier models.This is the first watch from Linde Werdelin with a carbon bezel, and the 3DTP were chosen for both the the aesthetic illusion of depth here, but also because carbon is resistant to bumps and scratches. 3DTP differ from regular carbon in that the material is built from layered sheets of carbon glued together.
Linde Werdelin want their watches to be used. This watch in gold and carbon is by no means an exception. The materials used were chosen for their underwater properties and resistance to corrosion during diving. the moon phase were included to give the owner an estimate for the best light when night diving.
Inside you will find a LW modified movement with an in-house moon phase complication. The watch is 44 mm in diameter.
Launched today in a series of only 59 pieces and priced to 35.000 CHF (31.000 EUR). More information at Linde Werdelin.