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Linde Werdelin SpidoLite II Titanium Gold North America Special Series Limited Edition

Linde Werdelin has released a very unique series of the SpidoLite family available exclusively in Linde Werdelin’s North America authorized retailers. SpidoLite II Titanium Gold is a limited edition of 15 pieces available exclusively in North America territory. While the skeletonised case is entirely crafted in titanium it features a rose gold crown and rose gold detailing on the dial.

Like the original SpidoLite family, the case and dial construction of SpidoLite II Titanium Gold are inspired by racing cars’ weight reduction technology, making this piece the ultimate tool for high altitude sports experience. The entire case bears hand satin finished facets and details in microbillé. The crown is crafted in 18 karat rose gold with microbillé followed by a hand satin finishing.

The dial consists of two skeletonised layers. The Côtes de Genève lower dial carries the LINDE WERDELIN logo. The upper dial is in a rose gold colour with luminant indexes as well as the three hands. The numerals of the skeletonised black calendar wheel have been amplified, enhancing date readability.

The LW 04, caliber 2251, powers the SpidoLite II Gold, custom-made by Concepto, the independent movement manufacture based in La Chaux de Fonds. The movement is visible through the dial as well as through the sapphire crystal case-back. The front and back of the movement are finished with a circular perlage and engraved with the Spido icon. The black rotor bears a rose gold Linde Werdelin logo type.

Photography by Adam Priscak for Watchanish

All the screws in the movement are blued steel and have been implemented because of their high anti-corrosion properties and to enhance the beauty of the movement. The result is achieved with a slow and cautious heating process.

SpidoLite II Titanium Gold is available in a limited series of 15 pieces, retailing at USD $ 12,900 from July 2013 exclusively from Linde Werdelin’s North America authorized retailers.

Technical details

Model: SpidoLite II Titanium Gold
Numbered Series 15 US

Case
Entirely crafted in titanium
Hand satin finish and microbillé
Constructed with 19 components
2.2 mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal in backcase
Spido icon on back-case
18 karat rose gold screw in crown
Dimensions: 44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)
Water Resistance: 100m

Dial
Two-part skeletonised black and rose gold dial
Rose gold sub-dial for seconds
Hands: diamond-cut rose gold treated hands

Movement
LW 04 custom-made mechanical automatic movement by Concepto
Power reserve: 42 hours
Balance frequency: 28800vph, 4Hz
Spido icon engraved

Strap
Black Alligator with grey stitching on microbillé buckle as well as with a black rubber strap, Interchangeable within LINDE WERDELIN’s proprietary strap system.

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