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A week ago, as you may have already read online, we announced our first new model for this year to be launched at BaselWorld end of March 2011. Our first chronograph based on the SpidoLite model: the SpidoSpeed!
After two years of development, it is with great pleasure that I can share with you here our newest addition to the LW watch family.
Designing the SpidoSpeed has been an absolute joy and challenge. I wanted it to be a complete 3-dimensional experience no matter from which angle you look at it. Whether this is the multiple-level dial, the skeletonised case, the see-through case-back or the strap, you will discover interesting features in their 3-dimensional shapes or forms.
The SpidoSpeed has been crafted and designed to reveal more details of its inspiration. The reference to the racing car industry is evident in various parts of the watch starting from the material used on the dial to the details of the sub-dials and the strap. The original purpose of creating the SpidoLite was reducing the weight of the watch while maintaining a sturdy construction inspired by the F1 car chasis. We carry on the same weight reduction focus with SpidoSpeed.
A new and more complex skeletonised steel case construction was conceived and developed especially for this new model. An custom-made chronograph movement with LW designed rotor has been chosen to power the SpidoSpeed, in order for the the crown and pushers to be aligned along the side and to facilitate the attachment of the instruments.
In Part II, I will show you more about the development concept and construction of the SpidoSpeed. Until then, have a great week!