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Linde Werdelin Oktopus MoonLite

Linde Werdelin presents Oktopus MoonLite, a brand new diving watch that incorporates a poetic moonphase complication developed in-house. This ultimate diving watch features a robust case made from Alloy Linde Werdelin (ALW) that is twice the strength of steel and half the weight of titanium.

This piece is only the third series in Linde Werdelin’s history to use ALW in the entire case since the original MoonLite was released in 2014. This latest series has a black ceramic bezel.

Linde Werdelin’s in-house moonphase complication enables divers to track the development of the moon phases and the impact on tides and ambient light, to plan the optimal time for night dives. Moon was the first in-house complication designed and developed by Linde Werdelin in 2010. The current MoonLite has been tested and worn by renowned free diver Jacques de Vos, a longtime friend of the brand.

ALW or Alloy Linde Werdelin is a unique material created for aerospace and Formula 1 but repurposed by Linde Werdelin for the Oktopus MoonLite. Linde Werdelin uses colourless ALW that has been subjected to a breakthrough treatment creating a protective layer, making it twice the strength of steel while remaining half the weight of titanium. This allows for durability and strength while not weighing the wrist down, whether underwater or above ground.

Both the outer case and case-back of the Oktopus MoonLite are made from ALW or Alloy Linde Werdelin. The case is topped with a black ceramic bezel featuring circular satin finish and fixed with titanium screws. The watch has a titanium screw-down crown engraved with an octopus icon. The AR coated sapphire crystal glass provides a clear view of the five-layer skeletonised dial.

The hands, hour indexes, logo and the numerals 3, 9 & 12 are treated with Luminova for enhancing the night time visibility. Through an aperture at 6 o’clock, the wearer can admire the photorealistic moon phase display.

The automatic movement incorporating the Linde Werdelin’s in-house moonphase complication can deliver power reserve up to 42 hours. The watch is water resistant up to 300 meters.

Available exclusively via Linde Werdelin online store or contacting eloise@lindewerdelin.com for further details, the Oktopus MoonLite is a limited series of 59 pieces and is priced at £11,000 excluding VAT or equivalent in other currencies.

Technical details

Model: Oktopus MoonLite

Series
Limited to 59 individually numbered pieces worldwide

Case
Outer Case: Three-part case construction in colourless ALW; satin and microbillé finishing
Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on the inside
Crown: Titanium; screw-down; circular satin and microbillé finishing; engraved with an octopus icon
Back Case: Colourless ALW; engraved with a multi-layer octopus motif; satin finish on outer rim and centre; Limited edition number laser engraved from 1 to 59
Bezel: Black ceramic with circular satin finish; Titanium screws with circular satin finish; white tension discs
Dimensions: 44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)
Water resistance: 300M

Movement
Bespoke LW calibre with in-house photorealistic moonphase complication
Power reserve: 42 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800vph (4Hz)
Jewels: 25

Dial
Five-layer skeletonised dial
Réhaut and top dial: white colour, circular satin finish
Lower dial: white; rough circular satin finish
Hands in titanium colour; satin finish; cool grey Luminova
Large numerals 3, 9 and 12 in cool grey Luminova with blue frame
Hour indexes and logo in cool grey Luminova with blue frame
Minute indexes and logotype printed in blue

Moonphase
– Photorealistic moon phases visible through aperture at 6 o’clock
– Circular perlage surface on metallic silver-white moon disc
– Blue “0” indicates current moon phase; orange numbers indicate past and future moon phases

Strap
Interchangeable rubber strap in black (white or grey also suggested); titanium ardillion buckle with satin finish

Price
£11,000 ex VAT

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