|Location||United Kingdom, London|
|Price||CHF 12,000 (= S$ 16,945)|
|Case diameter||44 x 46 mm|
|Dial numerals||No numerals|
|Skeletonized, Luminescent Hands|
Dexterity in skeletonised design. The remarkable story of the SpidoLite continues. Holistically conceived and engineered, Linde Werdelin presents the SpidoLite Gold. Born from an expedition up Mount Everest and designed for an active lifestyle, this fourth generation of the series is the most extreme skeleton to date. Marking an evolution in weight-optimised construction, whilst revealing a power reserve indicator, the SpidoLite is a triumph of modern design ingenuity. Launched at BaselWorld 2015, the SpidoLite Gold is available in a limited and numbered series of 75 pieces worldwide.
The SpidoLite family has a simple goal: to save weight without compromising on strength, integrity or performance. The SpidoLite Gold represents the fourth generation of the series and the most advanced skeleton to date, as co-founder and creative mind Morten Linde explains. “By looking at the watch holistically, we have stripped the components back to optimise weight, whilst creating balance in design.” Originally developed from a commission for a Linde Werdelin timepiece to take on an expedition up Mount Everest, the SpidoLite’s six years of evolution have been a true adventure.
THE CASE & MATERIAL
As pioneers in the integration of technically-complex, skeletonised watch case design, Linde Werdelin approach weight reduction as a design philosophy, not an end goal. The SpidoLite Gold challenges the assumption that a heavy precious metal cannot produce an incredibly agile sports timepiece. Using a drilled rose gold outer case with a satin and microbille finish, the inner case and bezel are constructed from Black DLC-treated titanium and brushed and polished ceramic and it benefits from Linde Werdelin’s partnership with an artisanal case maker, capable of the finest and most precise finishing on the market today.
Integrated with a textured black calfskin strap as standard, Linde Werdelin’s proprietary strap system allows the wearer interchangeable options, should they wish to switch to any strap or bracelet in the series.
THE DIAL & MOVEMENT
Under the case and past the clean, minimalist dial, Linde Werdelin’s commitment to weight optimisation is realised through extreme skeletonisation, as the inner workings of the SpidoLite are exposed for all to see. Making use of a new calibre with components individually modified by Linde Werdelin in partnership with the award-winning horlogerie powerhouse Chronode SA, the LW07 movement allows for a 42-hour power reserve.
Set to become a design signature for the brand, a triangle, or ’trigon’ pattern is visible through 3 to 7 o’clock. In addition to the stability and lightness offered by this construct, a single red triangle points to the open spring barrel cover, which acts as Linde Werdelin’s first-ever power reserve indicator. The spring is visibly loose when unwound and tight when fully wound. In keeping with the design philosophy, there is nothing superfluous added to the indicator; it is simple, it is functional and it blends harmoniously with surrounding components.
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