Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Luxury Goods, Jewellery & Watches
Oktopus takes a green theme for 2015

Swiss watchmaker Linde Werdelin is kicking off 2015 with a sporty and refreshing take on its Oktopus dive watch. 

The Oktopus Double Date Carbon – Green, featuring champagne gold detailing, revitalises Linde Werdelin’s collection of revolutionary diving timepieces for an active lifestyle.

Individually crafted in landmark carbon casing technology 3DTP (three-dimensional thin ply), the watch boasts a LW skeletonised double date-wheel complication produced by the prestigious movement specialist, Dubois Dépraz. 

It comes in a limited series of 88 individually numbered pieces. The watch is currently being offered at the prestigious Parisian concept store Colette and will be launched worldwide January 26, priced at $13,800 plus taxes.

Bringing a vibrant urban 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.” 

Revisiting the use of revolutionary 3DTP, a proprietary method of sculpting carbon into the iconic angular shape of an Oktopus case, the process provides finely-striped facets and a subtle sheen. Integrated with a changeable premium natural rubber strap in striking green, the Oktopus Double Date Carbon – Green boasts unmistakeable champagne gold detailing, achieved with a ceramic treatment called TIN. 

TIN enriches a number of the timepiece’s specially crafted components, such as the crown, the titanium screws for the bezel, and for the strap. The iconic octopus engraving on the back case is also presented in TIN and every exclusive piece is individually numbered. 

Sitting at 12 o’clock is a skeletonised Double Date complication, developed by Dubois Dépraz and adapted by Linde Werdelin with their custom, skeletonised date wheels. The movement consists of two independent TIN-treated date wheels underneath the dial, which rotate in unison 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. 

Linde Werdelin timepieces are individually handcrafted in Switzerland together with the finest, independent artisans and watchmakers. Created with the utmost care and attention to detail, the entire collection is offered in limited and numbered series of 59, 88, or no more than 100 pieces for each design.

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