The lightest-ever Linde Werdelin timepiece, just 75 pieces crafted from 3DTP carbon
Linde Werdelin has pioneered the use of 3DTP in its Oktopus cases, and now advances the technique by perfecting it for the intricately-detailed SpidoLite case. In the skeletonised and stripped-back aesthetic of the SpidoLite case, reducing the outer case to just 3.8 grams, being able to shape the 3DTP carbon without delamination is a feat of engineering.
The black 3DTP outer case is accented in the dial by yellow and TiN-treated detailing, while it is contrasted with Linde Werdelin’s natural rubber strap in yellow. Parts of the movement – the extremely-skeletonised LW07 – have been darkened with DLC treatments to create a more striking contrast, both in terms of depth and colour, with the yellow and TiN details in the dial and other parts of the movement.
The LW07 movement (its moniker indicated on the TiN-treated bridge) and open-worked dial combine to expose a simple power reserve indicator near 5 and 6 o’clock, its position revealed by a red arrow. The power reserve indicator, true to the Linde Werdelin aesthetic and philosophy, is elegant in its simplicity; it is functional and blends harmoniously with the rest of the dial. The Trigon pattern can once again be found on the open and skeletonised TiN-coated barrel cover, a design signature for Linde Werdelin.
3DTP is a marvel of engineering. Differing from traditional carbon fibre composites or forged carbon, 3DTP involves a technique of layering thin sheets of carbon that took many years to master; it took a further two years to perfect for the angular Oktopus case, and yet another two to perfect for the skeletonised SpidoLite case. The resulting case is both strong and lightweight, becoming Linde Werdelin’s lightest-ever timepiece.