Pioneering case construction and innovative materials have long been synonymous with Linde Werdelin.

The Oktopus carbon case-making video features landmark technology in material design. The Oktopus case is sculpted into its signature geometric structure using 3DTP™ carbon composite.

This breakthrough material is the world’s first proprietary technology carbon conceived for Swiss watchmaking, engineered to achieve calculated aesthetics in high precision.

More than 2 years of research and development have gone in to perfect the challenging technique of compressing micro carbon fibres into shape. It then takes another lengthy handcrafting process to arrive at a sculpted watchcase.

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1. The sapphire crystal glass being mounted on a case back.

2. The rotor is mounted inside the movement chamber from the back case.

3. An outer case being machined on a CNC machine.

4. The case back engraving is deburred, a finishing method used to smooth, before sand blasting and staining.

5. The steel bezel undergoing a sand blasting treatment.

6. Pusher being mounted on a SpidoSpeed chronograph.

Working on such a small surface and carving the case metal into perfectly cut facets requires a highly meticulous and experienced craftsman.

Equally, the launch of the Spido, and now the Oktopus II models is the fruit of several years of research and development until a robust and architecturally complex frame could take form and be transformed into a 3-dimensional piece.

Craftsmanship is evident not only on the outside but also inside the Linde Werdelin watches. Each piece crafted is powered by a custom-made movement that suits the inspiration of the watch. Linde Werdelin is working with independent watch-makers to craft precision mechanisms that give life to each of the timepiece creations.