Linde Werdelin - Oktopus Moon

Linde Werdelin - Oktopus Moon

Marking the beginning of Autumn and reflective of the colors of a Harvest Moon, Linde Werdelin presents the Oktopus Moon with bronze and gold dial. The harvest (orange) moon is considered to hold a special magic, as it rises around the same time as the sun sets and lights up the night skies well into the morning hours, affecting planting and growing, people’s emotions, and the ocean tides. 

In a seasonal interpretation of the highly technical Oktopus family, made for divers and created for the Danish navy special forces, this piece features a five-layer skeletonized dial in bronze and gold, complemented by rose gold satin finish hands. The original in-house complication, the Moonphase developed over a decade ago, is a striking testament to the brand’s continued focus on diving and skiing, or the sea and the mountains. At night, the photo-realistic moons enable the diver to track the development of the moon phases and with that the impact on tides and ambient light and thereby plan the optimal time for night dives. 

In darkness the large numerals in white glow cool grey-blue luminova, as do the rose gold satin finish hands, for visibility with the setting sun and rising moon. Founder Jorn Werdelin commented “Exploring the warm hues of bronze and gold against the hard titanium case was an easy choice for autumn. Bronze signifies strength and reliability which chimes well with the construction of the Oktopus, a strong and elegant piece” 

The Oktopus Moon is complemented by an interchangeable Earth Brown rubber strap with Ardillion Buckle. The movement is bespoke with in-house photorealistic moonphase complication. The power reserve is 44 hours. With a balance frequency  of 28,800vph (4Hz); 23 jewels.  The watch is water resistant to 300M.

Technical Details

Numbered Series Limited to 59 individually numbered pieces worldwide 

Five-layer skeletonized dial. Bronze, circular satin finished rĂ©haut and top and lower dial. Rose gold (5N) satin finish hands with cool grey luminova. Large numerals 3, 9 and 12 in cool grey luminova. Cool grey hour indexes, logo and logotype. Rose minute indexes. 

Five part case-construction in titanium grade 2 titanium, 2.5 mm anti reflective sapphire crystal, titanium grade 2 screw in back case with engraved octopus drawing, 18 karat rose gold (5N) screw-down crown, engraved with an octopus icon. MicrobillĂ© finished case. 

44 x 46 x 15 Movement Bespoke movement with in-house photo-realistic moonphase complication. 

Power Reserve
44 hours. Balance frequency 28,800vph (4Hz). Jewels: 23 Moonphase Photorealistic moon phases visible through aperture between 4 and 8 o'clock, and aperture at 1 to 2 o'clock, circular  surface on metallic rose gold (5N) moon disc. Red “0” indicates current moon phase; gold numbers indicate past and future moon phases. 

Interchangeable natural rubber strap suggested in Earth Brown Waterproof to a depth of 300M