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.
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.