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 Black Orange has been conceived with brand new three-part case construction. Technically more complex, the SpidoSpeed carries an explicit reference to the robust skeleton structure of the original SpidoLite. The black in the Diamond-Like-Carbon (DLC) coated bezel, crown, and pushers brings out a perfect contrast against the orange in the subdials on a steel case creating a visually striking timepiece.
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 movement allows the crown and pushers to be completely aligned to facilitate the attachment of the Linde Werdelin instruments.
THE DLC TREATMENT
DLC stands for Diamond-Like-Carbon, a hardening treatment to enhance durability and scratch resistance. A DLC coating forms a surface 3 times harder than steel, and second only to diamond. Linde Werdelin’s DLC is one of the strongest employed in the industry.
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 Black Orange is available worldwide in a numbered series A of 100 pieces.
|Case||Three part construction steel in satin finish
Comprised of 32 parts
2.2mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal in back case
Spider web and chronograph icon engravings
Screw in crown engraved with LW logo
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
Balance frequency: 28800vph, 4Hz
Skeletonised oscillator bearing a LW logo in orange
|Dial||Two-part black galvanic dial: perlage surface base part
Chronograph sub-dials for hours, minutes and seconds with orange base dials in the centre
Six diamond cut hands
Grey luminent on main dial and sub-dial indexes
|Strap||SpidoSpeed black textured calf strap with DLC ardillion buckle, interchangeable within Linde Werdelin’s proprietary strap system|