Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Watch - 3-Dimensional Skeletonised Wonder

Jan 25, 2011
Following the amazing success of the first completely skeletonized timepiece, the SpidoLite, Linde Werdelin is proud to unveil its 3-Dimensional skeletonised wonder - the SpidoSpeed. This is the brands first chronograph model.

The new Linde Werdelin watch boasts a new and more sophisticated skeletonised microblasted steel case construction characterized by light weight yet maintaining its strength and 100-meter water-resistance. It also demonstrates a multiple-layered dial.

The three-part case construction (44.00 mm x 46.00 mm) incorporates 32 components. The first part represents a cylindrical chamber, located inside the third part and locks on the case-back that is the second part.

The Linde Werdelin watchmakers required two years for creating the improved case construction. The skeletonised part of the case characterized by the shape complexity represented the most complicated task. The drilling of the case was performed with help of two different sophisticated 5-axis machines. The 5-axis machine alone requires a day's work to be set up.

The case of the SpidoSpeed has become 3mm higher than that of the SpidoLite. This provided enough space for fitting the case with the chronograph pushers. They are concealed at 2 and 4 o'clock on the side of the case. The pushers are reliably protected yet allow the attachment of both The Rock (ski instrument) and The Reef (dive instrument).

The dial construction also incorporates two parts, having acquired extra depth enhanced with help of different color and surface combinations.

The perlage base dial part, representing the lower part, features the brands logo. The upper dial part is found atop of it. The upper part bears the printing of indexes and numbers and the chronograph sub-dials for hours, minutes and seconds. The base dial has been drilled where the sub-dials are positioned the same way as the break discs of a racing car.

The black galvanic dial pleases the eye with its supreme legibility, being shielded by an antireflective-coated sapphire crystal. The hour sub-dial found at 6 o'clock is the biggest one, with the minutes positioned at 3 and the seconds at 9 o'clock. The letter "R" featured at 4 o'clock on the hour sub-dial, implies "The Rock" or "The Reef." It shows how much time is required to fully charge the instrument.

The SpidoSpeed watch is animated by a Concepto movement - 2251 calibre. The automatic movement can be partially seen via the sapphire crystal case-back. The 27-jewel movement, operating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, is built from 237 parts. It offers 48 hours of power-reserve.

The heart of the watch incorporates a specially designed rotor also graphically linked to the SpidoSpeed case. The Concepto movement is characterized by supreme quality, durability, reliability and versatility as for its finishing and complications. The creators of the SpidoSpeed wanted an integrated chronograph for the watch to have the pushers and the crown at the same level.

The new Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed watch will be available in a numbered series. The first one will be series A limited to 100 pieces. The retail price of the timepiece is expected to be 11 760 Euro.

The watch is presented on a textile strap fitted with a steel ardillon buckle.

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