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The Ultimate All Black

Posted on November 12, 2009 by Morten Linde

The much anticipated SpidoLite SA All Black has just arrived. It is always delightful to see a design being realised. And in this case, I would say it was exciting. We have taken months to perfect the original SpidoLite SA version in titanium. It was technically not an easy design to produce, to say the least. Adding a DLC (Diamond-Like-Carbon) coating on top of the already intricate titanium case structure to achieve the ultimate All Black look was twice the challenge. If you are not familiar with our DLC procedure, you can refer to an old posting by clicking the DLC link above.

We have a reputation for being the most creative with our DLC procedure and have received amazing response from the market to our Hard DLC series. I couldn’t see why we shouldn’t try to give our signature watch, SpidoLite, another Linde Werdelin twist. The black DLC coating has accentuated the depth of the drill-out watch case, so you can get a better sense of its architecture.

I also think the black dial and the shiny components in the movement have created a very nice contrast. The result is this stunning All Black piece with a unique vintage movement from Andersen Genève. It has a very cool and macho look when you wear this watch.

Adding an electric blue to the hands was an inspiration from the one of a kind Blue Gold rotor. Our clients seem to agree with me and love that hint of blue. The SpidoLite SA All Black was unveiled last week at SalonQP, the first luxury watch event of its kind in London, to a discerning audience and received very favourable response. If you have missed the event, here’s an independent report: SalonQP 2009

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