If you’re an impulse buyer who is not currently in a position to splurge on a gorgeous new timepiece, than you may not want to read this. Of course if it were me I’d probably just read on anyway, as after all, it is a new release from TWL favorite Linde Werdelin we’re talking about here! The recently announced Oktopus II – Double Date Titanium Blue, is a limited series of 88 pieces with some subtle enhancements that really make it stand out.
The Oktopus II – Refined
The first release in the new Oktopus II collection was the Titanium Yellow, a model that really caught our eye, not least because of its bold yellow coloring. The only drawback with that particular timepiece however, in my opinion at least, is that was far more suited to play than work. Now that is not a bad thing at all, especially if you’re lucky enough to spend your days in boats as opposed to boardrooms, but for those of us who are office-dwelling creatures wrist time was unfortunately limited to the weekends.
The new Titanium Blue series does away with that problem completely however, with its slick, more subdued looks ensuring that it wears just as well with a business suit as it does a wetsuit. That doesn’t mean LW have completely done away with color though, this is after all still a dive watch! Rather, much like Maurice Lacroix’s Pontos S that we reviewed on the site not long ago, the Titanium Blue makes use of only one strongly contrasting color (blue, obviously) to create a dial that is visually very attractive.
Relatively speaking the changes are minor; blue luminous indices, blue tension disks, blue Linde Werdelin logo and blue double date wheels however the overall impact is really quite noticeable. The clever use of color not only enhances the readability of the dial but it also creates extra depth, which is impressive given the already three-dimensional design of the case.
As with the other models in the Oktopus II collection the 44mm x 46mm titanium case has been designed to attach seamlessly to LW’s patented Reef dive instruments, and is rated to a water resistance of 300m.
The Final Word
The Linde Werdelin Oktopus II – Double Date Titanium Blue comes on a waterproof rubber strap and will retail for CHF10,560 (approx. US$10,800). As I mentioned earlier though, only 88 pieces will be made available in this series, so if you want one to be on your wrist I would advise you to act quickly to avoid disappointment.
For more information and to order your new timepiece please visit the official Linde Werdelin website: www.lindewerdelin.com
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