Linde Werdelin has presented its latest watch from the Oktopus II series which combines a sturdy construction and waterproofness to 300 meters with an in-house realistic moon phase indication. This time, the watch with skeletonized face is presented in a new extraordinary light package and made of proprietary alloy which is responsible for its weight of just 62.5 grams. It is the lightest product that the brand has ever made. Oktopus II Moonlite is released in a limited edition which consists of 59 copies and it features the price of $19,950 without VAT.
Oktopus II Moonlite’s name (at least the Moonlite part) is comprised of its defining traits. The first of these is its photorealistic moon phase display. The second part is a double entendre, since it points to the light of the moon and at the same time also refers to the watch’s record lightness of 62.5 grams. Since we have already written about the model and the moon phase display enabled by its automatic mechanical movement with the power reserve of 42 hours, let us concentrate on its exceptional lightness.
The new watch is made with both inner and outer casings made of colorless ALW material. ALW whose name is simply an acronym for Alloy Londe Wedrelin is some sort of secretive substance that was specifically developed for the brand. As its representatives claim, the alloy is two times harder than steel and at the same time twice as light when compared to titanium. Thanks to the use of the material, the watch can pride itself as the lightest Linde Werdelin piece ever to be released.
Apart from being made of the new material, the housing with the width of 44 mm, the length of 46 mm and the thickness of 15 mm is neatly embellished and treated with the combination of satin, polished and microbille finishing. The crown of the watch is made of satinized titanium and decorated with the Oktopus logo. The same engraving is visible on the solid case-back of the octagonal watch. Beneath a sapphire crystal with a glare-proof coating on the inner side lays a complex face consisted of several layers which are once again decorated with different finishes. The top layer and the flange are with a circular satinized pattern, the lower dial is with the circular Geneva striping, while the disc of its photorealistic moon phase display complication is with a circular perlage finish. The strap of choice of the lightest Linde Werdelin watch ever is a white rubber band.
Oktpus II Moonlite is just the latest incarnation of the model we have previously written about on several occasions. The first time it was when Oktopus II model initially appeared, while the second time was when it was presented in the most lavish package with intricate decorations on its case that resemble tattoos. In the meantime, the watch was also released in the combination of red gold and titanium, as well as from titanium and with red, blue or yellow accents.