Published on December 19th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Linde Werdelin Oktopus Carbon Moon Could Be Just Your Watch
The Danish are famous for design, especially the sort of clean and minimalist design beloved of Monocle readers the world over. Linde Werdelin make sports watches. Big, bold and unashamedly modern sports watches with a clear sense of purpose and some truly impressive case construction. Their watches are a lesser known alternative to watches from Hublot, as well as some of the sportier watches from the likes of Audemars Piguet and IWC.
The latest Linde Werdelin, the Oktopus Carbon Moon is the sixth release in the Oktopus Moon series, and (unsurprisingly) features a moonphase complication, with a very modern photorealistic moon, on the openworked dial (which while stunning to look at, must be tricky to read at times).
But the real hero of the watch is the case. Specifically the carbon case material. While forged carbon is all the rage in watch land these days, Linde Werdelin decided to go another route. Sure, the journey might have taken 2 years of R&D, but if the press photos are anything to go by it was certainly time well spent.
This carbon case is made using 3-dimensional thin ply technology, where thin sheets of carbon are laminated together to create the case shape, and then sculpted and finished to create the final case. We think the result is a cleaner look than you usually find on a carbon watch, one almost reminiscent of damascened steel. Plus it looks bad ass on the chocolate rubber strap.
This Linde Werdelin Oktopus Carbon Moon will only have 59 pieces made and will have a retail price from Euro 19,000.