|Location||United Kingdom, London|
|Price||CHF 15,600 (= $16,434)|
|Case diameter||44 x 46 mm|
|Dial numerals||Arabic numerals|
Linde Werdelin kicks off 2015 with a sporty and refreshing take on the Oktopus. The new addition, Oktopus Double Date Carbon – Green, featuring champagne gold detailing, revitalises the distinguished family of revolutionary diving timepieces for an active lifestyle.
Individually crafted in landmark carbon casing technology 3DTP (3-Dimensional Thin Ply), housing a LW skeletonised double date-wheel complication produced by the prestigious movement specialist, Dubois Dépraz, the Oktopus Double Date Carbon – Green is available in a limited series of 88 pieces worldwide.
THE IDEA Bringing an urban vibrant touch to the dive series, the Double Date Carbon makes use of evolved design and technical elements to create a unique and exceptional timepiece presented in striking Green. Evolution, not revolution is key to the company spirit, as co-founder and creative mind Morten Linde explains. “On a Linde Werdelin, every little detail is calculated; every millimetre of the watch contributes to the complete design; every nuance has a story.”
THE CASE AND MATERIAL Revisiting the use of revolutionary 3DTP - or 3-Dimensional Thin Ply - a proprietary method of sculpting micro carbon fibres into the iconic angular shape of an Oktopus case, the process provides finely-grooved facets and a subtle sheen. This is set against a bezel in black ceramic with brushed satin topside. The unmistakeable champagne gold detailing is achieved with a ceramic treatment called TIN, which enriches a number of the Double Date Carbon’s specially crafted components. TIN is used on the crown and for the first time, also on the titanium screws for the bezel and the strap. The signature octopus engraving on the back case is also presented in TIN and every exclusive piece is numbered.
Integrated with a premium natural rubber strap, specifically designed for the Oktopus Double Date Carbon, Linde Werdelin’s proprietary strap
system allows the wearer interchangeable options, should they wish to switch to any strap or bracelet in the collection.
THE DIAL AND MOVEMENT Sitting at 12 o’clock is a skeletonised Double Date complication, developed by Dubois Dépraz and adapted by Linde Werdelin with custom, skeletonised date wheels. A double date complication has previously appeared on the Oktopus Double Date Titanium Yellow, Red and Blue and Oktopus Rose Gold. On the Double Date Carbon, the double date complication modified by Linde Werdelin has been produced with newly advanced technology. It also consists of two independent and incredibly thin TIN-treated date wheels underneath the dial, which rotate in unison above the DLC-treated movement plate to reveal the date numerals through the aperture. Large hour numerals in a striking printed blue-line Green luminant allow divers to read the dial easily underwater.
•Sculpted multi-layered carbon in 3DTP
•Sapphire crystal, antireflective on the inside
•Crown: titanium with TIN and microbillé treatment; circular satin; engraved with an octopus motif
•Case dimension: 44mm x 46mm x 15mm
•Black ceramic; satin on top surface; microbillé in grooves
•Titanium screws with TIN treatment; circular satin on top
•Tension disc in green
•Linde Werdelin modified Dubois Dépraz caliber 14580
•Skeletonised Double Date wheels at 12 o’clock, with TIN treatment
•Frequency: 28,800vph (4 Hz)
•Power reserve: 44 hours
•Titanium with TIN and microbillé treatment; satin on outer rim and centre
•Octopus motif engraving
•Limited edition number laser engraved from 1 to 88
•Water resistant to 300m
•Interchangeable premium natural rubber strap in green
•Titanium screws with TIN treatment
•Ardillon pin buckle
Dial•Five-layer skeletonised dial
•Top dial in semi-matte black with circular satin
•Dial plate semi-matte black with circular Côte de Genève finish
•Large numerals 3, 6 and 9 printed in green luminant
•Hands in titanium colour with satin finish; cool grey luminant
•Cool grey hour indexes
•Green minute indexes
•LW logo in cool grey; logo type in green
Price includes VAT