December 16, 2009
by Ariel Adams
I wanted to share these two watches that I got to check out with you all. Linde Werdelin first wants me to remind you that these are prototype watches. So the final ones will be of nicer quality, and perhaps a bitdifferent. What you see before you are the Linde Werdelin SpidoLite with a yellow tinted sapphire crystal, and black toned titanium. The black color is there because it is coated with diamond like carbon (DLC) – super hand and super cool! Next you see the highly anticipated Linde Werdelin Oktopus 1,111m diving watch (one of my personal favs in their wrist watch lineup). Sorry for the yellowish tone in the images. Lighting was bad where I was, and I have not yet reached the point where I am bringing a portable photography studio to meetings.
The SpidoLite watch in black with the yellow colored sapphire crystal looks quite cool. I wonder what the dial would look like spruced up a bit. Maybe a bit more going on in the middle section. In my humble opinion it is the perfect watch for a villain in a futuristic James Bond film. It certainly stands out, and looks like something too cool to mass produce. Well it really isn’t mass produced at all. Like all SpidoLite watches it is highly limited in number – only 44 pieces available. Price for this version is 6,900 euros. I reviewed a Linde Weredelin SpidoLite SA watch here, if you want to get more details on it. See the SpidoLite watch line at Linde Werdelin here.
You can see an image of the Linde Werdelin black textile strap on the SpidoLite watch. There is also an image of the new alligator strap that comes on other versions of the SpidoLite watch. It is apparently an improvement on their previous strap and has those cool, square-cut port holes in it. It looks pretty swank and has a nice quality feel to it. Doesn’t seems as though the gaping holes in it affected the structural integrity of the strap at all. You also have those two screws in the strap that remind me of modern versions of the rivets that you find in a lot of pilot style watches.
Last is the famous Linde Werdelin Oktopus 1,111 meter diver’s watch. The show is a bit blurry, but you can read one of my previous posts about this Oktopus watch here. By the way, remember to always look at the “related posts” section after articles to check out other posts I have written in the past that discuss the same watch or brand. You should know by now that I love dive watches, and this is one of the ultimate in cool dive watches. The watches some in various styles. All black, with a black lacquer bezel, and DLC coated. Each is in a limited edition of just 88. In my opinion, it is pretty neat to say to people, “see this watch? There are less than 100 on the entire planet of them.” I personally get a kick out of that. I may sound like a jerk when I say it, but I still get a kick out of it. The Oktopus watch is also in titanium (the haute material of the last few years). It is quite light to the touch and has a Swiss ETA 2892-2 movement inside. As it is a diver’s watch, it has a rubber strap and uni-direction rotating diver’s bezel along with the easy to read dial. Prices for the Oktopus watch start at about 5,700 euros, and you can see them on Linde Werdelin here.