There is a new rose gold Oktopus Moon in the Linde Werdelin collection, with a 44 x 46 x 15 mm multi-part case crafted from 18K rose gold, titanium, and 3DTP carbon. Like the previous Oktopus Moon watches, it is powered by the LW calibre with in-house photorealistic moonphase display. The purpose of the moonphase on a diver watch is to offer an easy way to track the full moon and plan the best time for night dives.
I had the pleasure to spend a couple of weeks with a different Oktopus, the Double Date Carbon — Green, so I won’t go into too many details about the design of the case, you can read my review of the Oktopus here. Just as the other LW gold watches, like the SpeedoSpeed Gold or the SpidoLight Gold, the new Oktopus Moon Gold 3DTP Carbon is another example of using gold, a material of prestige, in a contemporary design, and combining it with more modern materials, like carbon fibre and titanium.
Morten Linde, creative mind at Linde Werdelin, explains,
“I wanted to create a multi-functional timepiece that would be at home anywhere. It should be sophisticated yet understated, but also suitable as a sports and dive watch. A blend of gold and carbon proved to be the ideal combination.”
It is the first time that LW is using 3DTP (3-Dimensional Thin Ply) carbon for the bezel. Differing from traditional carbon fibre composites or forged carbon, 3DTP involves a technique of layering thin sheets of carbon, resulting a hard and scratch-resistant bezel with a beautiful texture. The dark grey colour of the bezel combined with the warm gold colour of the case, make this Oktopus a sporty and chic timepiece.
The Oktopus Moon Gold 3DTP Carbon is limited to 59 pieces and it costs CHF35,000.
Dimensions: 44mm (w) x 46mm (l) x 15mm (h)
Multi-part case construction in 18K rose gold (5N); satin finish and 3DTP Carbon; microbillé finish
Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on the inside
Crown: titanium; screw-down; circular satin and microbillé finish; engraved with an octopus icon
Bezel: Sculpted 3DTP; microbillé finish; Titanium screws with circular satin finish; black tension discs
Back case: titanium; satin and microbillé finish; engraved with a multi-layer octopus motif; limited edition number laser engraved from 1 to 59
Five-layer skeletonised dial
Réhaut and top dial: rose gold (5N), circular satin finish
Lower dial: black, circular satin
Hands in titanium colour with satin finish; cool grey Luminova
Large numerals 3, 9 and 12 in cool grey Luminova with rose gold (5N) frame
Hour indexes and logo in cool grey
Minute indexes and logotype in black
Photorealistic moon phases visible through apertures at 2, 6 and 10 o’clock
Circular perlage surface on rose gold (5N) moon disc
Red “0” indicates current moon phase; rose gold (5N) numbers indicate future and past moon phases
Bespoke LW calibre with in-house photorealistic moonphase complication
Power reserve: 42 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800vph (4Hz)
Interchangeable natural rubber strap in black, with DLC-coated titanium ardillion buckle
For more, go to http://LindeWerdelin.com/Oktopus-Moon-Gold-3DTP-Carbon/