Friday, April 12, 2013

SpidoLite II Tech from Linde Werdelin

This just in from Linde Werdelin -

A Technical Development of the Spido Case at BaselWorld 2013 (Le Palace)

  LINDE WERDELIN launches the SpidoLite II Tech in two series of 75 pieces each. The main development of these two series is a new case in Alloy Linde Werdelin “ALW”, carbon, ceramic, gold and a ceramic coating for titanium.

During the last two years LINDE WERDELIN has tested and developed new materials and composites that best suit the purpose of each LINDE WERDELIN timepiece. The new SpidoLite II Tech is a result of this experimental approach.

Aspiring to achieve a lighter and stronger case, LINDE WERDELIN has focused on the combination of two new materials for the inner and outer case. For weight reduction the new "ALW", a strong composite of metals, has been conceived for the inner case, while the outer case is crafted in forged carbon. The inner and outer case and the bezel have undergone numerous tolerance tests to find the optimal relation between the three materials. A further challenge has been to establish the correct balance between the strength and lightness of the skeletonised carbon case.
Courtesy of Linde Werdelin

The new SpidoLite II Tech is released in two series:

 SpidoLite II Tech Gold - ALW inner case with skeletonised outer case in forged carbon and an 18 karat rose gold bezel and crown.

 SpidoLite II Tech Green - ALW inner case with skeletonised outer case in forged carbon with ceramic bezel and titanium crown treated with a ceramic coating.
Courtesy of Linde Werdelin
Technical Specifications
SpidoLite II Tech

Numbered Series 75

Outer case crafted in forged carbon with matt finish / Inner case crafted in ALW with 25 microns treatment and microbillé and satin finish / Constructed with 19 components / 2.2mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal / See-through sapphire crystal in back case / Ceramic coating treated on titanium screw in crown / Spido icon and sub-dial engravings

44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)

Two-part skeletonised upper dial / Côtes de Genève lower dial / Luminova indexes / Date wheel red or green / Hours, minutes, and sub-dial for seconds / Steel hands with luminova

LW 04 custom-made mechanical automatic movement by Concepto / 42 hours power reserve / Balance frequency: 28,800vph, 4Hz

Water Resistance:

SpidoLite black textured calfskin strap with red or green stitching and ardillon buckle, interchangeable within LINDE WERDELIN’s proprietary strap system.

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