Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Rare gem: Linde Werdelin Spido Speed Black Diamond LE watch
In what is an unusual offering from Linde Werdelin, the dynamic duo have decided to release a limited edition watch which is a unique composition of black diamonds, mother of pearl, and dlc with blued steel hands.
Among the Linde Weredlin collection, SpidoSpeed Black Diamond is the first and only to bear a dial made from a natural material, precisely from the inside of oyster shells of original Tahitian mother of pearls. Each piece bears a slightly different gradient of blue, making each of them inimitable from another. The SpidoSpeed is a chronograph timepiece constructed of a complex fully skeletonised case with weight reduction technology while preserving strength in the construction. It has been crafted and designed with inspirations originating from the racing car industry.
The dial is constructed into two parts to give a major sense of depth, very much achieved with the use of different colours and surface combinations given by the light effect of the mother of pearl dial.
Each 48 brilliant-cut black diamond of 1.57 carats is meticulously mounted inside the bezel with exceptional accuracy. The brilliant cut is one of the most favourable forms for enhancing the play of lights and shades. 50 pieces will be available worldwide this autumn 2012 each at around $27,000 excluding VAT.
This model is the first and only to bear a dial made from a natural material, the inside of oyster shells of original Tahitian mother of pearls.
Limited to 50 pieces, this chronograph is constructed of a fully skeletonised case with weight reduction technology. It also features the LW 03 Concepto calibre 2251 integrated chronograph, which is the same as with the more usual Spido Speed models. It’s a movement inspired by the racing car industry.
The dial is comprised of two-part mother of pearl from Tahiti dial, opaline top dial part with black galvanic chronograph sub-dials for hours, minutes and seconds.
With so few Spido Speed Black Diamond models available, who will be the lucky owners?