Although Chrono24 is a global market place for both new and pre-owned watches, we do follow a few brands very closely. One of them is LindeWerdelin, a luxury sports watch brand with a Danish twist.
Ever since we discovered them as an interesting and refreshing new manufacturer of sports watches and instruments, we are excited when they introduce new models. Last year’s introduction of their first moon phase watch (Oktopus Moonphase) was very interesting, and it seems that they have continued their work on creating complication watches. This year, LindeWerdelin announced their first timepiece with chronograph complication, the SpidoSpeed Chronograph. Based on their popular SpidoLite models, the SpidoSpeed Chronograph has a light weight skeletonised case and dial.
“The most intriguing part of the SpidoSpeed is what is missing from it.”
The multiple-layered dial of the SpidoSpeed is most interesting and winks at the racing car industry. Just take a look at the sub dials, resembling the braking discs of a racing car. LindeWerdelin designed a case for their first chronograph model that consists of 32 components that perfectly fit together because of the ultimate precision machinery and tooling they used to realise their design.
As always, LindeWerdelin uses uncommon designed straps (remember their brown calf track strap for the limited edition brown 3-Timer?) and so is this SpidoSpeed strap. The round cut out holes remind us of racing gloves and of course about the straps we’ve seen on chronograph watches from the past. Think vintage Heuer.
LindeWerdelin isn’t tied to a specific movement manufacturer and just picks what they think fits best or is right for a certain model. For the SpidoSpeed, LindeWerdelin has chosen a custom-made movement. A high quality, modern, well-constructed, well-finished calibre engraved with LW03 (the SA vintage movement in SpidoLite being LW01, and the Frederic Piguet in Oktopus Moonphase & Tattoo being LW02). This movement has the classic chronograph lay-out, sub-dials on 6, 3 and 9 o’clock and ticks 28800 beats per hour and has a 48 hour power reserve.
Like all LindeWerdelin timepieces, the SpidoSpeed Chronograph is only being produced in limited quantities and the first (A) series will be restricted to 100 pieces only. During BaselWorld 2011, LindeWerdelin will introduce the final version and will take orders from May.
Numbered Series A, XX/100
Chronograph / Power reserve: 48hours /
Balance frequency: 28800 Alt/H /
Number of components: 237 / LW designed oscillator
Three part construction steel microbille / Number of parts:
32 / anti-reflective sapphire crystal / Back case: see-
through sapphire crystal, spider web & chronograph sub-
dial engravings / Screw in crown with LW logo /
Chronograph pushers at 2 & 4 o’clock
44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)
Two- part black galvanic dial: perlage surface base part,
opalin top dial part / chronograph sub-dials for hours,
minutes & seconds / Hands: Six diamond cut hands /
Grey SLN on main dial and sub-dial indexes
SpidoSpeed textile strap with steel ardillon buckle