The SpidoSpeed is Linde Werdelin's first chronograph model, designed with strong reference to the first series of the SpidoLite, revealing yet more inspirations from the racing car industry. The SpidoSpeed Chronograph is constructed of a technically-complex fully skeletonised case and a multiple-layered dial to bring you an all round 3-dimensional experience.
“I wanted the SpidoSpeed to be a lasting 3-dimensional experience from all angles for the owner to find it interesting to look at for years to come,” Morten Linde.
The SpidoSpeed Anthracite DLC has been conceived with brand new three-part case construction, which is technically more complex, while maintaining a robust structure and strong reference to the original SpidoLite (which was drilled out of one single aluminium block). It has been treated with a Diamond-Like-Carbon (DLC) coating to enhance durability. The DLC in anthracite is a dark cool grey that brings out the layers and more depth.
Perfecting the construction of the case was a two-year long and extremely challenging procedure. The skeletonised part of the case has been the most complicated and time consuming to produce due to the complexity of the shape. It takes lengthy hours of meticulous work by hand to construct and complete a case, as each requires exceptional accuracy.
The dial has been constructed into two parts comprised of as many as ten layers to accentuate the 3-dimensional experience, following the same design philosophy as the case and adding depth to the watch when reading time. The ability of the eye to focus on millimetres makes the SpidoSpeed experience most interesting. The letter “R” at 4 o’clock on the hours sub-dial, stands for “The Rock” or “The Reef” and indicates how long it takes to fully charge the instrument.
In the heart of the SpidoSpeed is a custom-made integrated chronograph movement powered by a skeletonised rotor engraved with ‘Linde Werdelin’ showing through the sapphire crystal case-back. This bespoke movement allows the crown and pushers to be completely aligned and to facilitate the attachment of the Linde Werdelin instruments.
The SpidoSpeed comes in a family of 7 models: Gold, Black Diamond, Rose Gold with DLC Titanium, Black Orange, Anthracite DLC, Black DLC, and Steel.
SpidoSpeed Anthracite DLC is available in Series A of 100 pieces worldwide.
|Case||Three part construction in anthracite DLC microbillé steel Comprised of 32 components 2.2mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal See-through sapphire crystal in back case Spider web and chronograph icon engravings Screw in crown Chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock|
|Dimensions||44mm(w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)|
|Movement||LW 03 custom-made Concepto calibre 2251 integrated chronograph 48 hours power reserve 237 components Balance frequency: 28800vph, 4Hz Skeletonised oscillator bearing a LW logo Strengthened escapement|
|Dial||Two-part black galvanic dial: perlage surface base part, opalin top dial part Chronograph sub-dials for hours, minutes and seconds Six diamond cut hands Grey luminent on main dial and sub-dial indexes|
|Strap||Spidospeed black textured calf strap with ardillon buckle, interchangeable within Linde Werdelin’s proprietary strap system|