Linde Werdelin presents Oktopus Blue Sea limited edition watch created in partnership with James Thompson of Black Badger.
This magnificent diving watch boasts an innovative dial design. During the day, Oktopus Blue Sea is clean and monochromatic, with a subtle dial and facets on the milky white Alloy Linde Werdelin (ALW) case. In darkness, however, the piece comes to life and features three different colours of the Badgerite lume. These shades of blue become progressively darker as you go down deeper into the watch.
Aqua blue, ultramarine blue, and finally a new violet lume are used to create this stunning visual effect. In a lume first, all three shades of blue have been specifically engineered to have a common daytime (non-glowing) color of Pantone Cool Grey #3. The effect is very uniform and subtle in the day, reflecting the clean, intentional lines of the finest Danish architecture, but when the lights go down, the Oktopus Blue Sea reveals its new personality.
The watch is waterproof to depths of 300 M. On night dives, the Oktopus blue Sea glows like a searchlight. The blue spectrum of emitted (glow) light is ideal for very dark environments, as in total darkness, your eye sees the blue spectrum better, as the eye shifts from photopic to scotopic.
This is the first time an ALW case, an aerospace metal developed to achieve the ultimate weight reduction and strength, has been combined with a Double Date Dubois-Depraz movement in a LW Piece. The case is twice as hard as steel but extremely light weight – and is half the weight of LW’s titanium cases.
The Oktopus Blue sea diving watch can be paired with a range of interchangeable straps of varied colours and textures.
Model: Oktopus Blue sea
Limited to 88 individually numbered pieces worldwide
Three proprietary colours of Badgerite lume, developed in cooperation with Swiss Super-LumiNova®
Upper dial laser-cut in stencil technique
Lower dial circular Côtes de Genève
Hands in grade II titanium with satin finish
Large numerals 3, 9 and 12 Hour and minute indexes, logo and logo type
Laser-cut date wheels in black
Date dial at 12 o’clock
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: Titanium Grade 2; engraved with a multi-layer Octopus motif, LW and Black Badger logo; circular satin finish Limited edition number laser engraved from 1 to 88
Dimensions: 44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)
Waterproof to a depth of 300M
Black ceramic with circular satin finish
Titanium screws with circular satin finish; black tension discs
LW customised Dubois Dépraz caliber 14580 Automatic
Double date at 12 o’clock
Power Reserve: 40 to 44 hours
26 jewels / 28,800bph (4Hz)
Interchangeable rubber strap in white
Titanium ardillion buckle with satin finish