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Oktopus Crazy Universe


The moonphase has inspired a universe-themed engraving in the outer case

£ 16,700

100 in stock

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Description

The Oktopus Crazy Universe celebrates the brand’s coming of age by mastering Titanium Grade 5, an infamously challenging case material, with an intricate blend of satin, polished and microbillé finishing to create a stunning interplay of light reflections, heightening the photorealistic moons in the iconic in-house complication.

This timepiece is the second collaboration with master engraver Johnny Dowell. As with the Oktopus Reef that Dowell worked on, this new project saw him take an existing Linde Werdelin piece and transform it with a full-case engraving. While the Oktopus Reef depicted an underwater scene, the Oktopus Crazy Universe looked up for inspiration, getting lost amongst the stars.

The whole process, from designs to finished engraving, required up to 100 hours of craftsmanship. Adorning the case are drawings of the sun, various planets, including Earth, on the six o’clock facet, Mars, Saturn and Pluto, moons and shooting stars. The space theme is derived from the Oktopus moonphase complication, bringing the scene to life.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

  • Dial

    Five-layer skeletonised dial
    Réhaut and top dial: titanium colour, circular satin finish
    Lower dial: titanium colour, circular Côte de Genève finish
    Hands blued by heat treatment; polished; cool grey Luminova
    Large numerals 3, 9 and 12 in cool grey Luminova
    Cool grey hour and minute indexes with black frame
    Logo and logotype printed in blue Luminova
    Moonphase
    Photorealistic moon phases visible through aperture at 6 o’clock
    Circular perlage surface on metallic blue moon disc
    Red “0” indicates current moon phase; blue numbers indicate past and future moon phases

  • Case

    Outer Case
    Three-part case construction; Titanium Grade 5; satin, polished and microbillé finishing
    Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on the inside
    Crown: Titanium Grade 5; screw-down; rough circular satin; engraved with an octopus icon
    Back Case
    Titanium Grade 5; engraved with a multi-layer octopus motif; circular satin finish
    Limited edition number laser engraved from 1 to 59
    Bezel
    Titanium Grade 5; satin on top surface; polished facet; microbillé in grooves
    Titanium screws with circular satin finish; blue tension discs

  • Dimensions

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

  • Movement

    Bespoke LW calibre with in-house photorealistic moonphase complication
    Power reserve: 44 hours
    Balance frequency: 28,800vph (4Hz)
    Jewels: 23

  • Strap

    Interchangeable natural rubber strap, with titanium ardillion buckle

  • Water Resistance

    300m