By TLex: Linde Werdelin's new Oktopus could be the hottest new dive watch release of the year. For me it's one of the most desirable divers I've come across. It oozes cool and lets face it being a Linde Werdelin it has already set itself well apart from the crowd. Used in conjunction with the Reef Sea Instrument it becomes a must for desk divers and serious divers alike!
From LINDE WERDELIN ,always being at the forefront of innovation, introduces another new model - The Oktopus.
The new watch series is the most 'masculine' design of the LINDE WERDELIN collection and has been crafted with the diver in mind. Along with the dive instrument–the Reef –, this new model is the ultimate diving accompaniment for any diver.
The Oktopus is the first LINDE WERDELIN watch to have different case dimensions, cleverly incorporated in its design in order to increase the water resistance to 1,111m while also still being able to take both instruments attached on top of it.
The thickness of the case has been increased by an additional 1.5mm, while the sapphire crystal has also been made thicker by 1.8mm increasing it to 4.0mm in order to withstand pressure of more than 110 ATM.
The Oktopus also carries an integrated Helium Escape Valve that ensures the watch endures the pressure
during resurface time.
For the first time, a LINDE WERDELIN dial carries Arabic numerals and the hands are thicker while both are applied with Super LumiNova making the watch very easy to read at depth.
Even essentially a diver's watch, the Oktopus is designed to carry both the Rock – land instrument and the Reef – dive instrument, maximizing the user's sporting moments.
Technical Specifications - Oktopus black DLC steel
Limited to 22 pieces
Size 46mm (w) by 49mm (l) by 13.5mm (h)
Movement ETA 2892-A2 mechanical automatic
42 hour power reserve
Case Steel with black DLC
Screw on stainless steel case-back
Unidirectional turning bezel with 10 minute markings
4.0mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal (backside coated)
Screw in crown with LW logo
Dial Black galvanic satinised dial with silver print
Arabic numerals rhodium plated applied indexes with Super LumiNova
(C3 Blue Line)
Hands Diamond cut rhodium plated with applied Super LumiNova (C3 Blue Line)
Water Resistance 1,111M / 3,333ft
Strap Black alligator strap with black DLC steel ardillon buckle
• OKT.2.6 – Oktopus steel - black dial: ETA 2892-A2 mechanical automatic movement – limited to 222
• OKT.1.6 – Oktopus titanium gr.5 - black matt dial: ETA 2892-A2 mechanical automatic movement -
limited to 88 pieces
• OKT.B.6 – Oktopus black DLC steel - black dial: ETA 2892-A2 mechanical automatic movement -
limited to 22 pieces
• OKT.4.9 – Oktopus 18kt. yellow gold - dark blue dial: ETA 2892-A2 mechanical automatic movement -
limited to 22 pieces
Oktopus will be available from April 2009 starting from €5,940