Earlier this year at Baselworld 2014, Linde Werdelin released three novelties —we have already reviewed the SpidoSpeed RoseGold Black here and the Oktopus MoonLite here. This time we are presenting you our in-depth review of the third novelty presented by Linde Werdelin. We are talking about the SpidoSpeed Green that showcases skeletonization not only throughout the outer case as with previous iterations in the Spido family, but also into the dial and movement.
The new Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Green is fitted with a stylish black forged carbon outer case measuring 44 mm x 46 mm x 15mm that is complimented by other smaller details making this timepiece truly unique. Frankly, after perusing this watch, we can say that the quality of the forged carbon outer case is almost at the level of forged carbon cases from Audemars Piguet which is known as the pioneer and master of forged carbon application in the watch industry. True to its brand essence and unique design, the Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Green features the new redesigned LW-shaped stylized 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. The watch is fitted with the traditional textured calfskin strap with DLC-coated titanium buckle and is waterproof to a depth of 100 meters.
In this new watch, the real star is the newly designed skeletonized dial with multilayer components that is a real treat for the eyes. The black and gold dial is perfectly contrasted by the green markers and numerals and by the satin-brushed skeletonized silver hands with luminescent material. The dial features running seconds at 9, 12-hour chrono-register at 6 and 30-minute chrono-register at 3 o'clock. The only downside to this design is the lack of a date aperture that would've made this chronograph even better.
The Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Green just like the SpidoSpeed RoseGold Black features the new automatic bespoke skeletonized calibre LW06 with the platine in rosegold 5N treatment, LW-shaped stylised rotor and texturized bridges. Thankfully, the watch is fitted with a display case back that allows for full view of this beautiful movement. The new redesigned rotor features the LW signature, a winding direction engraving and a bright lime green color that makes it pop. The calibre is fitted with 27 jewels and provides a power reserve of 48 hours when fully wound.
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, as the SpidoSpeed Green 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 CHF21,000 ex VAT. For more info on Linde Werdelin click here.