Linde Werdelin creates modern, industrial-looking timepieces with complex, angular cases that combine Danish design and Swiss craftsmanship. The new SpidoLite II updates the original’s look and feel, adding a seconds subdial and a date display that uses a laser-engraved ring that blends very nicely with the dial. Find wallpaper and pricing inside.
The SpidoLite II case measures 44mm x 46mm and consists of 32 components that form two primary structures: a cylindrical chamber that carries the movement and locks on the sapphire crystal caseback, and a skeletonized outer case that surrounds the inner chamber and acts as the attachment point for the strap.
The SpidoLite II case is created on two different 5-axis machines. Set-up takes a full working day. Each case goes through the 5-axis CNC machines before it is hand finished and ready for assembly.
The dial consists of two skeletonized layers. The lower part carries the Linde Werdelin logo while the upper portion bears the indexes and numerals of the seconds subdial. The laser-cut date disk offers a modern look and blends with the dial so well that it takes a second to locate on first examination. The blued steel hands offer a nice counterpoint.
Linde Werdelin works with the independent Concepto movement manufacture which is owned by the Jaquet watchmaking family. The SpidoLite II is powered by a caliber 2251, designed by Valérien Jaquet and visible through the dial and caseback. The bridges have been modified to reveal the movement’s inner workings and finished with a “black gold” treatment to match the rotor and color of case. The rest of the movement bears a satin microbillé finish. The skeletonized rotor spins on ceramic bearings.
The SpidoLite II will be produced in two limited series of 100 pieces each in titanium and titanium treated with anthracite DLC and will retail at €9360 and €9960 respectively inclusive of VAT. Available from November 2011 on LindeWerdelin.com or from any LW authorized retailer in local currency.
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Below, the SpidoLite II in titanium…