LINDE WERDELIN Oktopus Moonphase Complication

LINDE WERDELIN, the leading sports watches and attachable instruments manufacturer presents a new addition to their Oktopus family, the Oktopus Moonphase complication.

Powered by a Frederic Piguet movement (calibre 1150) and with a moonphase complication built by Danish-born Svend Andersen, this is a unique combination of design and craftsmanship, which depicts the moon phases with photorealistic luminous discs and gives a countdown to the next half or full moon.

With a titanium case and a rose gold bezel and details on the dial, the new Oktopus Moonphase has been designed in a classic yet innovative way to show seven phases of the moon from new to half and full. The moon phases are entirely made out of Super Luminova enhancing the effect and placed along 4 and 8 o’clock to maximize dial legibility.

Based on a F. Piguet automatic movement, the complication is built on the date function to also provide a countdown to the next full moon, read on the moonphase dial. While encompassing the same case dimensions as the rest of the Oktopus models, the Moonphase bears a sapphire crystal case back, which reveals the skilfully crafted F. Piguet movement and the rotor bearing the AG and LW logos. It has been tested to withstand the pressure of 888 meters and the integrated helium escape valve at 9 o’clock ensures the watch endures the pressure during resurface time.

Limited to 29 pieces, connoting to the days before the next full moon, the Oktopus Moonphase will be available from September 2010 on Linde Werdelin website or from any LW authorised retailer.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic mechanical Frederic Piguet movement calibre 1150, Linde Werdelin & Andersen Geneve personalised oscillator
72 hour power reserve / 28 jewels / 28,800 bpm
Moonphase complication by Svend Andersen with luminous photorealistic moon phases and moonphase countdown, manually adjustable by second crown position

Case
Titanium gr. 5, microbille finish
Size: 46mm (w) by 49mm (l) by 14mm (h)
3.00mm screw on case-back with sapphire crystal
Rose gold unidirectional turning bezel with 10 minute markings & Super Luminova marker at 12 o’clock
3.8mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw in crown with LW logo
Helium escape valve at 9 o’clock
Water resistance: 888 m

Dial
Black matt dial
Arabic numerals rose gold plated applied indexes with Super LumiNova
Hands: Rose gold plated, diamond cut with applied Super Luminova

Strap
Black alligator strap with titanium ardillon buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 29 pieces

Retail price
RRP €17,400

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