Acclaimed for bringing Swiss craftsmanship and Danish design ingenuity together with avant-garde instrument technology, the watchmaker Linde Wardelin which produces limited numbered watches and instrument series like the 50-piece limited-edition SpidoSpeed Black Diamond Chronograph and the world’s first luxury dive computer, has now unveiled the Oktopus II Moon watch series which is limited to just 59 pieces. Individually crafted in titanium with a satin finish and a black ceramic bezel to offer superb scratch resistance, the Oktopus II Moon features the very first in-house complication entirely conceived, developed and produced by Linde Werdelin. The complication notably displays the existing moon phase of the moon on its dial, just as one sees it in the sky. As the moon moves clockwise through its monthly cycle, more of its surface is illumined.
However, the idea to have the moon phase complication on its proprietary divers watch came with the 1st model launched in 2010, as the moonlight created the perfect conditions for afterhour sports activities, particularly diving.
As more people these days enjoy sports under the full moon, so with the help of this watch one can plan their next diving trip checking when the next full moon is going to be.
Conveying an immediate depth to the watch, the dial consists of 3 skeletonised layers. The lower layer is the moon disk that resembles the night sky and carries each luminous moon in a brown shade, while the 2nd layer bears a circular Côtes de Genève, and third layer features the LINDE WERDELIN logo, indexes and numerals, along with 3 hands.
Further, the case of this timepiece is made of gold, titanium, and ceramic, as these precious materials are some of the least reactive available and highly anti-corrosive against sea water.
Oktopus II Moon is comes in 2 versions, the Rose Gold Titanium (pictured above) in 12 pieces with price tag $29,440 and Titanium Black DLC (pictured below) in 47 pieces at $13,630, and will be made available worldwide starting February 2013.
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