Being compatible with the “Reef”, the brand’s famous dive calculator that fits over the watch case, new Linde Werdelin Oktopus II can be classified among the most advanced products of the diving watch industry. This follow-up timepiece to the highly popular Oktopus from 2009 provides great functionality, an extra-tough and superbly durable body and a bold, futuristic design that leaves a strong impression. Created in several variations, this great watch will be a big hit at the upcoming watch and jewelry fair in Basel.
As Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin, the ingenious creators of this masterpiece, said, the new Oktopus II had been crafted with such precision that would not be possible 10 years ago. One thing is certain, this watch guarantees exceptional performances under water, up to 300 meters (990 feet), thanks to a really strong case design and the great selection of tough and durable materials with a high level of corrosion resistance.
Inspired with a diving bell construction, the case consists of 5 parts, perfectly protecting the mechanism. It is housed inside a special chamber that is totally sealed and separated from other four parts of the case. The case is extremely robust (the diameter of 46mm, 15.25mm thick) which provides easy-handling under water.
There are three variations of the new Oktopus II, based on different materials. The first one combines titanium with ceramic (expected price around $ 9,800), the second variation is made of titanium, titanium DLC and ceramic with yellow accents (around $ 10,500), while the third variation comes in rose gold and ceramic ($20,600). This was the first time that Linde and Werdelin used ceramic for one of their models.
The new Linde Werdelin Oktopus II watch does not have a rotating bezel, a feature that we used to see on the majority of diving watches. That is probably because its creators counted on Reef, as a perfect digital tool for counting elapsed time during serious diving activities. This is a really great way of using benefits of both, mechanical watches and precise diving digital instruments. A screw-on case-back comes with the engraved octopus drawing, while a screw-in crown increases the security level.
The dial of the watch also has the complex construction. Its upper level features the LW logo, hour indices and Arabic numerals 3, 6 and 9, all covered with Superluminova. Along with nicely executed hands, with satin finish and black gold treatment, they provide great readability. The lower level comes with the circular Cotes de Geneve, making the impression of water ripples. The dial reveals two circular wheels that together indicate the right date through the big date aperture at the 12 o’clock position and it is covered with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Inside the Oktopus II, there is a Dubois Depraz Calibre 14580 self-winding movement. It is specially made for LW and provides 44 hour of power-reserve.
This year, at Baselworld 2012 watch and jewelry show, we will see several fantastic diving watches. Beside the Oktopus II, we will also enjoy beautiful Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diving Chronograph, Doxa SUB 4000T Professional Diving Watch and Clerc Hydroscaph Limited Edition Clockwork Orange Central Chronograph Watch.