By TLex Talk about taking the classic gold watch and turning it on its head! Seen through a prism of light –
the new Oktopus Moon Gold 3DTP Carbon is a watch that is unmistakably of LW’s forward-thinking and innovative design DNA while belonging to the realm of luxury and sophistication.
Few watches manage to achieve such a toolish look with gold; even fewer brands are consistently creating watches with such a perfect balance of luxury and utility.
Black and gold are contrasted throughout its design: from the in-house moonphase complication at the center of the Oktopus Moon,
to the photorealistic, luminescent moons sitting on a golden disc, and outwards to the 3DTP bezel and 18k Rose Gold outer case.
The 3DTP used for the bezel differs from traditional carbon fibre composites or forged carbon, as it involves a technique of layering thin sheets of carbon that took many years to master,
with a further two years to perfect the iconic, angular case of the Oktopus.
This is the first time that LW have used a carbon bezel. 3DTP was chosen because aesthetically the layered carbon and surface treatments give the illusion of depth as the bezel catches light and reflects it back to its wearer, while still being a hard and scratch-resistant material suited to the bezel.
Pairing carbon with 18 karat rose gold creates a stark contrast between sport and luxury, while still being a functional combination for diving thanks to the anti-corrosive properties of both carbon and gold.
Linde Werdelin’s in-house moonphase complication sits at the heart of the Oktopus Moon Gold 3DTP Carbon, a statement of Linde Werdelin’s adventurous spirit, and directly applicable to diving.
The moonphase complication serves real purpose, an easy way for the wearer to track the full moon and plan the best time for night dives.
Another stunning watch from LW, you’re aware this is a full-on dive watch, but at the same time, it is also a really fine piece of horology and a desirable luxury gadget to boot – kudos, LW!
The Oktopus Moon Gold 3DTP has been released in a limited and numbered series of 59 pieces, priced at CHF 35,000CHF.