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Revealed: Body Art Meets Horology

Posted on October 5, 2009 by Linde Werdelin

Back in August, I mentioned a special project we were working on in collaboration with Henning Jørgensen of Royal Tattoo. What does body art have anything to do with watches? Since things have been progressing nicely, I thought it might be time to reveal more.

Remember those tattoo drawings you saw on paper? Here is how they are being brought to life. You are looking at these wonderful drawings laser-engraved on a flat metal plate. Through a magnifying glass.

Tattooing is an art form. The precision and intricacy of a body tattoo allow no room for error – it is a work of genius. There may not be an obvious link between such unique body art and Linde Werdelin watches. But I envisioned the application of this delicate work on the case bodies of our watches would make a very special run of limited edition. And the first sample we have received of this special run from the Oktopus family is proving just that!

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