Just longer than a month prior, Linde Werdelin declared their upcoming chronograph. Today is the BIG day and Linde Werdelin declares the SpidoSpeed Chronograph. In light of their popular and fruitful Spidolite model, the SpidoSpeed highlights a more complex skeletonised steel case development with weight decrease innovation while continually keeping up uprightness of solidarity. As should be obvious, the dial development comprises of various layers to make the 3-D experience.
As Morten Linde puts it: “I needed the SpidoSpeed to be a complete 3-Dimensional experience regardless of the point you take a gander at it from”. “Regardless of whether this is the ten-layered dial, the skeletonised case, the transparent case-back or the lash. I needed this model to be one all encompassing 3-Dimensional experience for the owner.”
The pushers of the chronograph are covered up at 2 and 4 o’clock on the case and still permits the ski instrument (The Rock) and jump instrument (The Reef) to be joined to the SpidoSpeed. Improvement of the completely new case development and dial for the SpidoSpeed was a long interaction for Linde Werdelin, it took them two years to complete this timepiece.
The skeletonised a piece of the case has been the most complicated and tedious part to deliver because of its shape complexity. This implied the boring of the case must be finished utilizing two distinctive refined 5-pivot machines. Setting up the 5-hub machine alone, is very nearly full time work! The outcome is apparent though.
What I love about chronographs, is their association with the hustling vehicle industry. Recollect the old Speedmaster promotions with a race vehicle driver or – obviously – Paul Newman’s Daytona or Steve McQueen’s Monaco? The SpidoSpeed has a great deal of detail in the dial, helping us to remember hustling vehicle dashboards and the little openings noticeable on the sub-dials taking after the brake discs.
“Designing a chronograph,” says Morten Linde, “is an agreeably difficult exercise. A chronograph to me is a notorious watch. There is such an excess of data that should be joined in a particularly little space that keeping up readability and usefulness while as yet gazing fascinating entireties upward, as far as I might be concerned, the test in hand.”
I wasn’t right with my forecast about the development ( read it here ), as this SpidoSpeed highlights a development (2251 type). This new development is somewhat noticeable through the sapphire precious stone case-back, the exceptionally planned rotor is additionally graphically lined up with its case.
The initial (A) release of the SpidoSpeed is confined to just 100 pieces and it will retail for €11.760,= Euro. It will be accessible to arrange in May 2011. The eventual outcome will be uncovered during BaselWorld 2011.
Numbered Series A, XX/100
Concepto 2251 chronograph/Power reserve: 48hours/Balance frequency: 28800 Alt/H/Number of jewels: 27/Number of components: 237/LW planned oscillator
Three section development steel microbille/Number of parts: 32/hostile to intelligent sapphire gem/Back case: transparent sapphire precious stone, spider trap & chronograph sub-dial etchings/Screw in crown with LW logo/Chronograph pushers at 2 & 4 o’clock
44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)
Two-section dark galvanic dial: perlage surface base part, opalin top dial part/chronograph sub-dials for quite a long time, minutes & seconds/Hands: Six jewel cut hands/Gray SLN on primary dial and sub-dial indexes
SpidoSpeed finished calf skin tie with steel ardillon buckle