Linde Werdelin Oktopus 1,111m Titanium Watch With Black Lacquer Bezel

Linde Werdelin Oktopus 1,111m Titanium Watch With Black Lacquer Bezel

Linde Werdelin Oktopus 1,111m Titanium Watch With Black Lacquer Bezel   watch releases

Linde Werdelin presents a new version of the ruggedly attractive Oktopus 1111m dive watch. I wrote about the original Linde Werdelin Oktopus watch here. The new version has a naked grade 5 titanium 46mm wide case with a new rotating diver's bezel that is inlaid with black lacquer. The minute markers are exposed making them very legible, while the black lacquer regions will have a deep glossy tone to them. The watch is matched to a soft black rubber strap with a very good locking fold over clasp.

Linde Werdelin Oktopus 1,111m Titanium Watch With Black Lacquer Bezel   watch releases

The Oktopus's dial is also black, but done differently being black galvanic with silver print. The hour indicators are rhodium plated and the lume all over the watch is in the now popular "diver's blue" as I call it. This is done with blue colored C3 SuperLumiNova. I highly appreciate the diver's style look that Linde Werdelin gave the Oktopus watch, and feel that this newest version maybe even more mainstream looking than the original.

Aside from the black lacquer bezel, the Oktopus retains the high grade ETA 2892-A2 automatic movement  in the extremely durable titanium case with its 3.8mm wide sapphire crystal (inside coated with anti reflective compound). A great looking watch and one of my favorites in the current Linde Werdelin line. The watch will be available starting in November and limited to only 88 pieces. Price will be 6,900 euros.

6 comments
forrest
forrest

I kinda agree with MdN as i think the concept of Linde Werdelin and Panerai are rather different.

But as Stephen Delaney pointed out, with that price tag you could get a watch with in house movement (uniqueness). In my opinion, i think for Linde Werdelin, you are paying for uniqueness in concept and design (eg SpidoLite is really outstanding)

MdN
MdN

I don't think it would be right to compare a Linde Werdelin to any other watch. I like Panerai a lot, but when I see one all I can think of is World War II, smelly rubber and diving suits. With Linde Werdelin it's a completely different thing - if I had one, Moon landing, Bond girls, diving for treasure, chasing spies, meeting the President, climbing on Mount Everest, killing the dragon and saving the princess... those are the things I'd be doing BEFORE lunch :-) Cheers!

Stephen Delaney
Stephen Delaney

Hi Ariel,
Nice watch, E6,900 is a steep price to pay! Tritium gas tubes rather than superluminova would have been a nice up grade. Has the luminova been painted on, it looks rather sloppy, or is that some sort of visual distortion? The ETA 2892-2 movement will most certainly stand the test of time! Ha Ha. I would buy a nice Panerai with their in house movement, before concidering this piece! The cost doesn't justify the product.
What do you think?
Be well,

StephenD

admin
admin

Forrest,
Thanks for the comment, this is a good point about what you are paying for when it comes to unique design.

admin
admin

That is a great compliment there, nicely put. Take care!

admin
admin

Hi Stephen,
You brought up an interesting point. The "perma-Panerai comparison" as I call it. People are constantly comparing sport watches to Panerai. Which works great in Panerai's favor, but pigeonholes so many watches into the same category. The Linde Werdelin watches are pricey, but the ones' I've handled have been high quality and don't have sloppy lume. The watches are made in really limited qualities and have a character that is nothing like Panerai at all. Panerai is nice, but very mass produced. In a sense, you need to pay more for individualism when it comes to watches. I see it that in an ideal world you can have a Panerai and enough other things when the Panerai just doesn't have enough emotion to carry you through the day.

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