Generally as a rule I like to feature as broad a range of timepieces and watchmakers on Total Watch Reviews as possible. I feel this stays true to the prime objective of my website and gives the reader a more stimulating experience. It also showcases the enormous amount of quality timepieces available on the market. High luxury watch brand Linde Werdelin perfectly illustrates this point.
A few months ago I wrote a couple of in depth articles featuring two fantastic timepieces by the brand. The subject of my first editorial was the phenomenal SpidoLite II Tech Gold. This watch skilfully fuses forged carbon and luxurious 18-karat gold. In my second article I had the pleasure of trying on and reviewing the sensational Oktopus II Moon Black. The experience has certainly made me a huge admirer of Linde Werdelin and their organic approach to watchmaking.
In recent conversations with the company I was advised of the imminent release of a new and exciting model. The timepiece, which is called the Oktopus Moon Tattoo, is probably Linde Werdelins most ambitious project to date. With dimensions of 44mm x 46mm x 15mm the watch adopts the same proportions as all the other models. On that basis the timepiece should appeal to their target market. As I have mentioned before these watches sit very comfortably on the wrist without any protrusion from the lugs. The innovative case design and use lightweight materials also make them ideal choices for everyday wear.
Overall the design of the Oktopus Moon Tattoo is similar to the Oktopus II Moon Black. Essentially all the exciting characteristics including the multi layered skeletonised dial displaying the moon phase indicator have remained the same. What makes this watch so remarkable is the intricate engraving Octopus drawing on the opulent solid 18-karat gold case. This ornate customization also makes these timepieces highly exclusive and cherished possessions. To achieve this level of perfection Linde Werdelin has commissioned the world’s finest master craftsmen.
To power this stunning watch Linde Werdilin have used the same in house complication employed by the Oktopus II Moon. This movement is self-winding and oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The Oktopus Moon Tattoo features hours, minutes, seconds and a mesmerizing hand-drawn moon phase indication. It also has a power reserve of 42-hours and is water resistant to a depth of 300 metres.
The Oktopus Moon Tattoo has a bespoke black rubber strap (interchangeable within Linde Werdelin’s proprietary strap system) and is limited to only 59 pieces. Priced for the appreciative collector at: CHF 42,500 (approximately $46,775).