About a week ago we were fortunate enough to have a conversation with one of the team members of Linde Werdelin over in London. As it is a very long journey for them to send us one of their watches and the one we had our eye on to review was a limited edition of 75, we were given access to their press area to do as we please.
Linde Werdelin was founded in 2002 by Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin. With the idea to use a combination of watches and instruments, the watches are designed so that you can attach a precision instrument to them to use for either diving or skiing. Morten Linde is a designer and as it says on their website “the creative source of Linde Werdelin”. He has won many awards and prizes for his work and was involved in designing the Copenhagen Public Park. Jorn Werdelin on the other hand has had watch-making in his blood for generations. His grandfather opened a watch and jewelry boutique in Denmark when Jorn was a young boy. As you can tell from their success to date this partnership has been the perfect combination.
Linde Werdelin offer a wide range of timepieces. The watch that took our eye was the Spidolite II Tech Green. This piece is limited to only seventy-five items and looks absolutely incredible. The other watch that is part of this family is the Spidolite II Tech Gold.
The watchcase is made of a combination of alloy, carbon and ceramic making it Linde Werdelin’s lightest and strongest watch so far, weighing in at only 33g. This watch has been designed, or maybe a better word is engineered, over the last two years with a fully skeletonised case and dial to reduce weight while still keeping quite a tough structure to make it ideal for high altitude sports.
When turned over the watch has a sapphire crystal backing, giving the owner the opportunity to view the custom automatic movement by Concepto, which is also visible through the dial.
At almost AUD$16,000, this piece would be a great addition to any watch lover’s collection. It doubles as a sports watch as well as being able to be worn on formal occasions. There is also the option to transform this piece into a high quality instrument for diving or skiing. For me personally this is way outside of my means, but I would love to own one for the simple reason that it looks great and you know every little part of it has been engineered so that it functions to an extremely high standard. This watch is nothing but quality.
For more information about Linde Weldelin and their watches go to www.lindewerdelin.com or check out their Instagram at @lindewerdelin.
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All photos are taken by the team at Linde Werdelin.
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