Here we present you another one of the novelties unveiled by Linde Werdelin at Baselworld 2014, the SpidoSpeed RoseGold Black. The SpidoSpeed Rosegold Black showcases skeletonization not only throughout the outer case as with previous iterations in the Spido family, but also into the dial and movement. Its stylish 18k rose gold outer case measuring 44 mm x 46 mm x 15mm is complimented by other smaller details making this timepiece truly unique, such as the LW-shaped stylised rotor, new engravings on the inner Titanium with DLC coating case right next to the pushers—start/stop and reset—and also the new signature Linde Werdelin pattern visible on the movement plate as well as the new rotor design.
In this new watch, the star of the night is the skeletonized dial with multilayer components that is a real treat for the eyes. Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin spent numerous hours designing the new look of the dials and all we can say is that they nailed it. One thing that we do need to say —as we did during our meeting in Baselworld 2014— is that its time for them to add some anti-reflective treatment to their sapphire crystals and bring their timepieces up another notch.
The beauty and complex look of their dials tends to get lost due to the glare on the crystal. Even photographing their timepieces —to depict them properly— becomes a huge challenge as you literally have to be on top of the watch blocking any light hitting the crystals. We worked hard on this shoot, but the end result was amazing as you can appreciate on these images.
The display case back allows for full view of the new skeletonized rotor with the LW signature, winding direction engraving and the new texturized finish on the movement bridges.
On the wrist, the watch wears true to its size and with exceptional wrist presence. f you want a very exclusive timepiece, look no further, the SpidoSpeed RoseGold Black is as good as it gets and its only available in a limited edition of 99 pieces worldwide. The only downside on this watch is the operation of the crown due to its extremely sharp crown guards. While the screw-down crown is very sturdy and nicely finished, it is very hard to unscrew it and pull it out, especially if you have big finger tips. Ladies with nicely done manicured nails, please do not attempt.
Sticker Price 32,000 CHF ex VAT. For more info on Linde Werdelin click here.