Since the early days of the Wednesday Watch section here at MotoringExposure, we have shown a lot of love for a small watch company that has their HQ in London. They design their timepieces according to Danish heritage and are craft them in Switzerland. Of course, we are talking about Linde Werdelin. Being most famous for their skeletonized SpidoLite sports watch, they also brought us beauties like the 3-Timer, Hard Black DLC and Oktopus Moon Phase; all sharing the same Linde Werdelin DNA.
Last year, Linde Werdelin introduced a spin-off of the SpidoLite (SpidoSpeed’s big brother with chronograph functionality). The watch looks the same, but the construction and production process of the case is even more advanced with the SpidoSpeed. After introducing this impressive chronograph, Linde Werdelin is now announcing the SpidoLite II. This is the successor of the original SpidoLite, which has been on the market for four years already.
At first glance, you might not notice the difference between the SpidoLite and SpidoLite II. But looking closely, you will certainly discover that Linde Werdelin put quite a bit more effort into the skeletonized dial, case and movement. Where they used a customized A.Schild movement before, they now have a partnership with the Concepto manufacture. This movement has been designed and crafted according to the specific requirements of Linde Werdelin. This means that it has been finished with a black gold treatment and that design wise, the rotor is totally aligned with the design of the SpidoLite II case.
The movement is perfectly visible through the sapphire crystal of the case back and some parts of the movement are visible because of the skeletonized dial.
The Linde Werdelin SpidoLite II comes in two different versions, which have mostly to do with used materials and finish of the case. There will be an all-titanium version and a titanium version with anthracite DLC finish. The rest of this timepiece remains the same.
Linde Werdelin’s Titantium SpidoLite II will retail for 9360.- Euro (+/- 13,000 USD) and the Anthracite DLC SpidoLite II will retail for 9960.- Euro (+/- 13,700 USD), including VAT. The SpidoLite II will be available in November 2011.
Linde Werdelin SpidoLite II Specifications
Valérien Jaquet Concepto Mechanical Automatic (calibre 2251) / Power reserve: 42 hours / Balance frequency: 28,800 Alt/H / LW designed oscillator
Three part construction titanium / Number of parts: 32 / anti-reflective sapphire crystal / Back case: see-through sapphire crystal, spider web and subdial engravings / Screw in crown with LW logo
44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)
Two-part skeletonised black dial / sub-dial for seconds / Hands: three diamond cut blued steel hands
SpidoLite II textured calfskin strap with ardillon buckle
More information can be found at: www.lindewerdelin.com
Linde Werdelin SpidoLite II Gallery
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