August 15, 2012
The Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Double Date dive watch series.
Linde Werdelin, acknowledged for creating meticulously crafted timepieces with attachable digital instruments for diving and free skiing, proudly announces the arrival of the Oktopus II - Double Date boasting enhanced design features from its concept introduction at BaselWorld 2012 in March.
Linde Werdelin has since perfected the final realisation of the Oktopus II - Double Date with subtle yet important modifications to further enrich the owner experience in sight and touch. The series originally launched as Oktopus II - Double Date in titanium with a black dial now features blue luminent indices, blue tension disks, blue Linde Werdelin logo and blue double date wheels to enhance readability and create extra depth in the dial. The series is now named Oktopus II - Double Date Titanium Blue.
“In bringing the concept series to finish, we gave closer attention to the finest detail and a better play of materials. These subtle final enhancements emphasise our sense of perfection and mark the completion of our challenge to redefine what a dive watch in use with a dive instrument should be now and in the future,” says Morten Linde.
The two series of 88 pieces each - Oktopus II - Double Date titanium, ceramic with Blue accents and Oktopus II - Double Date titanium, titanium DLC, ceramic with Yellow accents - is available now from August via our retail partners around the world. The Oktopus II - Double Date rose gold and titanium will be coming in September.
The Oktopus II - Double Date has been developed with the Reef, Linde Werdelin’s proprietary diving instrument, in mind and its construction has been inspired by the air-tight pressure chamber used for deep-sea simulations when testing both the Oktopus and the Reef.
“Having completed the complex development of the Reef and acquired unequalled in-house expertise, we had the opportunity to consider what our definition of a contemporary dive watch and dive instrument could be and we set about reconstructing the Oktopus family,” says Jorn Werdelin.
The Oktopus II - Double Date’s innovative fivepart case construction ensures absolute water resistance and excellent anti-corrosive protection given by the finest materials employed, such as gold, titanium and ceramic. The case features a central movement chamber and four case parts assembled together with 16 screws. Eight screws seal the fixed bezel with the chamber and eight inside the back-case. The four case parts at three, six, nine and twelve o’clock, are built separately from the movement chamber and are used to attach the strap as well as to hold the attachable instrument.
The robust crown at 3 o’clock bears an engraving of an octopus icon. The back case has been decorated with an octopus drawing by Morten Linde. The Oktopus II intentionally dispenses with a turning bezel as the information (time spent submersed), traditionally measured by a turning bezel, is available in the Reef.
Enhancements: The titanium case body has undergone a rougher polish to achieve a more masculine finish. The ceramic bezel has been widened around the fixing screws allowing a stronger hint of colour display from the eight coloured tension disks. The bezel has been given a satin finish with a polished facet on the outer side creating a more luxurious and interesting contrast under the light. The 3 o’clock unit has been opened up with a curve on top to add elegance yet enable easy access to the crown.
The dial of the Oktopus II is built in two layers. The lower layer is made with a circular Cote de Genève dial to give the effect of water ripples. Two laser-cut wheels at 11 and 1 o’clock are powered by the big calendar complication. Bearing the LINDE WERDELIN logo and indexes 3, 6 and 9 in superluminova, together with the big calendar wheels, the upper dial reveals the icon of an octopus.
Enhancements: The Double Date complication has been visually amplified by opening further the construction of the two independent date wheels. The upper dial has been finalised with a circular satin finish to create an extra visual dimension with subtle gleams under the light.
The movement Oktopus II Double Date is a Linde Werdelin customised Dubois Depraz caliber 14580.
Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Double Date dive watch Pricing:
Oktopus II – Double Date Titanium Blue in titanium and ceramic with blue accents retails at CHF 8,800;
Oktopus II – Double Date Titanium Yellow in titanium, titanium DLC and ceramic with yellow accents retails at CHF 9,400;
Oktopus II – Double Date Rose Gold in rose gold and titanium retails at CHF 18,500, all exclusive of VAT.
Linde Werdelin has redefined what a sports timepiece can be. In combining mechanical and digital technologies while retaining the integrity of each, Linde Werdelin represents the ultimate sports timepiece for use with intelligent precision instruments to amplify the sporting experience whether high in the mountains or deep in the sea.
Linde Werdelin timepieces are made in Geneva, Switzerland together with the best possible watch and case makers the industry offers. The Linde Werdelin instruments are in-house developed and hand-made on the premises, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Double Date dive watch Specifications:
Name: Oktopus II — Double Date
Models: Oktopus II — Double Date in titanium and ceramic with blue accents in the dial — 88 pieces. Oktopus II — Double Date in titanium, titanium DLC and ceramic with yellow accents in the dial — 88 pieces. Oktopus II — Double Date rose gold and titanium with rose gold accents in the dial — 88 pieces
Case: 5 part case-construction / 2.5 mm sapphire crystal antireflective on one side / Screw in back case with engraved octopus drawing / Screw in crown with engraved octopus symbol
Dimensions: 44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15,25mm (h)
Dial: 2 layer dial / upper layer laser-cut in stencil technique / lower dial circular Côtes de Genève / date dial at 12 o’clock / date wheel laser-cut layer / hands in stainless steel with satin finish / LW cool grey 1U bespoke superluminova
Movement: Linde Werdelin modified Dubois Depraz caliber 14580 / automatic / double date at 12 o’clock / 40 to 44 hour power reserve / 26 jewels / 28,800 bph (4 Hz)
Water Resistance: 300m
Strap: Bespoke high-end rubber strap, interchangeable within Linde Werdelin’s proprietary strap system