Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Chronograph Skeleton
It just had to happen sooner or later. Prepare to love the new Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Chronograph skeleton automatic watch.
Established almost five years ago, the young Swiss watch brand methodically expands its model range.
Starting from simple three-handed automatic watches, Linde Werdelin has already introduced the LW 3 Timer GMT watch and the Oktopus Moonphase limited edition model.
Thus, the introduction of a chronograph version of the watch was simply a matter of time.
However, giving Linde Werdelin its due, it should be noted that they didn’t just take an existing case, put a slightly modified standard chronograph movement into it and offered it as a revolutionary new product™.
The Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Chronograph is presented in a radically redesigned three-dimensional case that, while preserving the brands DNA, looks very fresh and more dynamic than previous versions of the watch.
The three-partite case is made of microblasted steel and is painstakingly skeletonized in order to look like some important part of a spacecraft.
Its antireflective-coated sapphire crystal provides superb view at the multi-layered black galvanic dial.
Made of two parts (a perlage surface base part and an opaline top dial chart) the dial indeed does look very fresh and further supports the concept of a high-tech time-measuring device.
The bespoke SpidoSpeed textile strap with steel ardillon buckle makes the watch looking even more organic.
The watch is animated by the Concepto 2251 automatic movement. Comprising 237 components, the caliber features an exclusive spider-web winding rotor.
Linde Werdelin plans to officially introduce the watch in March, 2011 at the upcoming Baselworld 2011 trade show.
The first edition of the watch will be limited at 100 units.
The Swiss watch company plans to retail the SpidoSpeed at a price of €11,760. If only it was not that expensive…
Photos: Linde Werdelin
Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Chronograph skeleton automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, Concepto 2251, 27 jewels, 28,800 vph, 237 parts, skeletonized winding rotor, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Case material: Stainless steel, microblasted
Bezel material: Stainless steel, microblasted
Case shape: Tonneau
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 44.00 mm x 46.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 15.00 mm
Dial: Black, multilayered
Hands: Diamond-cut, steel
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: SpidoSpeed textile strap with steel ardillon buckle
Crystal: Sapphire, anti-reflective
Case back: Sapphire
Tags: 20 m, 44 mm, Automatic, Baselworld 2011, Chronograph, Concepto, Concepto 2251, limited edition, Linde Werdelin, Skeleton, skeletonized, SpidoSpeed