Linde Werdelin Oktopus Moon Tattoo kicks it up a notch


It’s a new Oktopus by Linde Werdelin and this time it’s got some serious style! Not that the previous Oktopi lacked attractive design, but now we have something really special. The new Oktopus Moon Tattoo is actually the company’s most prestigious and lavish timepiece ever! What makes it so? Well, for starters, there’s the solid 18 karat rose gold case with satin finish, visually enhanced with intricate engravings and a hand-drawn octopus engraving on the back of the case, as well as the crown. Furthermore, and as it’s implied in the name itself, we have the moon phase indicator, comprising the luminous, hand-drawn individual moon phases, which altogether nicely complements the skeleton dial.

Morten Linde, co-founder of Linde Werdelin, describes the new watch as the “perfect balance of contemporary art, technology and innovation”, a pretty cool combination. He also added that the timepiece is the company’s most substantial product launch to date. This is a limited edition consisting of 59 pieces; a symbolic number that represents the number of days in two moon cycles. Now, let’s focus on the case itself – besides the gold, there’s another prominent material here, titanium. It’s featured on the case-back, with DLC coating and of course, the octopus engraving.

New Oktopus - now with extra class

The case itself measures 44 x 46 mm, and is completed with black ceramic bezel, nicely contrasting the rose gold of the case. Some of the Switzerland’s finest craftsmen worked on the case, doing the engraving on several depths to create a nice 3D effect. But it’s not just the aesthetics that’s impressive here – this is one impressive diver as well, having a water resistance of 300 meters.

Solid gold case with stunning engraving

The skeleton dial has a lot to offer; one of the first things we notice here is the moon phase complication, with its individual luminous moon phases. These are positioned on the lower disk on the dial, each in a separate cutout. Next, we have the engraved octopus in the center, something we’ve already seen on LW watches. Last, but not least, there’s the set of diamond-cut, luminous hands matching the golden case and contrasting the dial. In the same manner, we can spot the three numerals, completing the whole thing.

The moon phase complication was developed by Linde Werdelin themselves, and it’s certainly one of the most prominent features of this movement. The caliber itself beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of 42 hours, which sounds pretty reasonable.

The movement features an in-house moon phase complication

As for the strap, the Oktopus Moon Tattoo is completed with a stylish custom-made rubber strap. This high-end strap effectively contrasts the golden case, which looks very nice. But that’s not the only option – Linde Werdelin equipped this watch with their proprietary strap system, meaning the wearer can easily swap between different straps, such as other, different colored rubber straps, leather or textile straps, or even a steel bracelet. Finally, the watch comes with a hefty price tag of 42,500 Swiss Francs, which certainly reflects the work and dedication that went into it.

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