January 11, 2013

Linde Werdelin SIHH 2013 Oktopus II Moon

Linde Werdelin SIHH 2013 Oktopus II Moon 

In early 2010 LINDE WERDELIN has launched the first Oktopus Moonphase in a limited series of 29 pieces. This year Oktopus II Moon is unveiled in a series of 59 pieces, available in two distinct versions (as one cycle takes 29-and-a-half days to complete).
The first 12 pieces, numbered from 1 to 12, to represent one piece for each moon of the 2013 calendar year are known as Oktopus II Moon Gold and feature a rose gold and titanium DLC case with ceramic bezel. The following 47 limited pieces, presenting a full DLC titanium case with a ceramic bezel and striking blue detailing on the dial, are identified as Oktopus II Moon Black.
A short story behind
LINDE WERDELIN retains a vast knowledge of the diving universe, thanks to the development of the Reef, its proprietary diving instrument. The decision to have the moon phase complication, on a divers watch, originally came with the first model launched in 2010. Jorn Werdelin explains; “moonlight creates the perfect conditions for afterhours sports activities and particularly diving. More people these days enjoy sports under the full moon. One can plan their next diving trip by checking when the next full moon is going to be, then clip the Reef for a safe dive.”
There is a fascinating aspect about the moon and its relation between man and time throughout history. “Originally the moon’s influence on men’s lives has always been highly impactful, moving oceans, moods and inspirations, making it critical to keep track of its phases. This study led to the creation of our modern calendar, allowing a wider understanding of the past and demonstrating a tight connection with time offering LINDE WERDELIN watchmakers an additional impulse to developing this complication”. Says Morten Linde.

Technical Specifications

Oktopus II Moon - Numbered Series 59 A
Case: Crafted in rose gold, titanium and DLC / Hand satin finish and microbillé / Constructed with 19 components / 2.2 mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal / Screw in back case with engraved octopus drawing / screw in crown with engraved octopus symbol

Dimensions: 44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)

Dial: Three-part skeletonised dial / Hands: diamond-cut hands

Movement: In-house developed moon phase complication / Power reserve: 42 hours / 
Balance frequency: 28800vph, 4Hz / Standard rotor / Strengthened escapement
Water Resistance: 300m
Strap: Bespoke high-end natural rubber strap, interchangeable within Linde Werdelin’s proprietary strap system


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