The Lab

  • Mechanical Beauty

    Posted on March 7, 2014 by Morten Linde

    On my countless trips around Switzerland to meet artisan watchmakers and craftsmen, I have seen machines that do things you would not believe. I find this one fascinating. This mechanical beauty removes 0.005mm from the surface of this minute metal pin that goes into a ruby in the … Read More

  • The Art of Moon Tattoo

    Posted on December 20, 2013 by Morten Linde

    The full moon was in the sky just a few days ago. Not that I could have missed it having the Oktopus Moon Tattoo on my wrist. Our friend Kristian (see: The One and Only) called in for an … Read More

  • Artisans of Watchmaking

    Posted on March 28, 2013 by Linde Werdelin

    Hand finishing a Spido case is extremely difficult... Read More

  • Skeleton Construction

    Posted on December 5, 2012 by Linde Werdelin

    I am obsessed with construction. One form in particular is the skeleton structure – evidently in our Spido watch cases. One can never cease to admire the beauty and wonder of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The level … Read More

  • Handcrafting...Individually

    Posted on November 29, 2012 by Linde Werdelin

    There is no need to romanticise the way we create the Spido watch cases – it is a craft, highly technical and complicated.  We take you behind the scenes, so you can see a few of the treatments among a long list of them each case … Read More

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