Retaining the 3-dimensional, multiple-layered construction of the original model, this new addition to the SpidoSpeed family, Linde Werdelin’s inimitable chronograph, is crafted entirely out of an 18 karat rose gold case. Inspired by the racing car industry, the fully skeletonised case ascertains a lighter yet robust structure to stay true to the weight reduction concept.
The case consists of 32 parts. It takes lengthy hours of meticulous work to construct and complete each case as it requires exceptional accuracy. It is an extremely challenging procedure to drill the case out of a block of gold while maintaining the strength and integrity of the case.
The 1/8 kilo or 126gram 18 karat rose gold case is finished by hand with satin and microbillé treatment. A gold case developed in this particular structure and design is one of a kind in the watch industry; a cool and masculine look that breaks up the traditional use of gold for classic designed cases.
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.
The SpidoSpeed is powered by a custom-made integrated chronograph movement, partially visible 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 Gold is available worldwide in a numbered-series A of 100 pieces.
|Case||Entirely 18 karat rose gold, constructed of 32 parts
Microbillé and hand satin finish
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
Balance frequency: 28800vph, 4Hz
Ceramic bearing in oscillator
|Dial||Two-part black galvanic dial: perlage surface base part, opalin top dial part
Rose gold plated chronograph sub-dials for hours, minutes and seconds
Six diamond cut hands
Cool grey Super-LumiNova on main dial and sub-dial indexes
|Strap||SpidoSpeed alligator strap and full rose gold ardillion buckle, interchangeable within Linde Werdelin’s proprietary strap system|