LINDE WERDELIN, the leading sports watches and attachable instruments brand is launching a new watch series – the Spidolite. This new model introduces a new skeletonised case in titanium as well as a 1970’s automatic movement for the skeleton dial version, modified in the Andersen Geneva Atelier by respected Danish-born watchmaker and founding member of the ACHI, Svend Andersen.
Pushing the boundaries of Horological design, Linde Werdelin’s creative team has been able to perfect a technique unique to the brand. The titanium case has been drilled leaving just the frame and ensuring at all times maximum durability of the watch.
While encompassing all the signature details of the Linde Werdelin watches, the Spidolite features hollowed angular polygonal facets throughout its distinctive case while parts of the dial have also been removed to reveal the new movement by Svend Andersen.
The sapphire crystal caseback beautifully displays the retouched movement with the titanium rotor plate bearing the LW and AG logos. This type of case in titanium makes the Spidolite even lighter to use with the Land or Sea Instruments and thus the ultimate luxury sports watch.
The inspiration of creating a lighter watch came from a professional mountaineer’s request to Morten Linde before his expedition to Mount Everest.
The Spidolite series will be available in three variations of all titanium, titanium with black DLC coating and yellow coated sapphire crystal and titanium with skeleton dial and will be limited worldwide to 222, 44 and 44 pieces respectively. Linde Werdelin is constantly at the forefront of innovation releasing six new models in limited series every year.
The launch of the Spidolite also signals the beginning of Linde Werdelin’s collaboration with independent watchmakers whereby every year a new movement will be introduced for one new limited model.
NOS Automatic movement modified by Andersen Geneve Atelier to include Titanium rotor plate engraved with LW & AG logos;42 hour power reserve
Titanium gr.5 drilled case with microbille finish
Size: 46mm (w) by 49mm (l) by 12mm (h)
See through sapphire crystal case-back
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw in crown with LW logo
Water resistance: 300M / 1000ft
Skeleton titanium grey galvanic matt dial;4 Super LumiNova filled indexes
Hands: Super LumiNova
Spidolite textile strap with titanium ardillon buckle.
Availability and price
Spidolite Skeleton Dial will be available from April 2009 retailing at €9,000