As usual Gumball 3000 offers crazy and pimped cars but when Swedish pro skier Jon Olsson’s Ultima GTR Rebellion drove into the townhall square in central Copenhagen the other cars and respective owners must have felt a nasty sting of jalousy. This car is out of this world and the Swedish owner admitted that the 80 kilometers driven from Sweden to Denmark was the longest he had ever driven in this car that looks like a mix between the Batmobile and a car that Tom Kristensen would have loved to win his eight Le Mans victories in.
Coming to Basel World is usually all about the new watches being introduced to the hungry hoards of retailers and journalists. These are not up for graps, but merely shown to be manhandled and left for a later release. This year however I treated myself with a new watch, the stunning Linde Werdelin Oktopus Moon II and strapped it on right away, as Linde Werdelin were able to make delivery during Basel World.
During the last two years Linde Werdelin has tested and developed new materials and composites that best suit the purpose of each Linde Werdelin timepiece. The new SpidoLite II Tech is a result of this experimental approach. Aspiring to achieve a lighter and stronger case, Linde Werdelin has focused on the combination of two new materials for the inner and outer case. For weight reduction the new "ALW", a strong composite of metals, has been conceived for the inner case, while the outer case is crafted in forged carbon. The inner and outer case and the bezel have undergone numerous tolerance tests to find the optimal relation between the three materials. A further challenge has been to establish the correct balance between the strength and lightness of the skeletonised carbon case.
Denmark offers more than the Little Mermaid, green energy and Secretary Generals of NATO. We also have pretty decent watch manufacturers, i.e. Linde Werdelin and I happen to own one of the coolest watches they ever produced, the SpidoLite II of titanium limited to 100 pieces. This is a watch I wear basically for any outfit and activity. Wood chopping, electric boogieing or water sports as well as writing, love making or any other 'ing, to be quite honest.
Danish Linde Werdelin has just presented the pre-views of a second edition of the watch that sits ever so high on my wanted-list: Oktopus Moonphase. However, the designer, Morten Linde, did not just offer a version of different material, but opted instead to introduce the photorealistic moonphase indicator in the new extremely popular Oktopus II casedesign. An instant "Want" watch on my list.
DET KAN GODT VÆRE, AT NOGLE MENER, AT JEG SKRIVER LIDT FOR MEGET OM LINDE WERDELIN. MEN DET ER DER SÅMÆND EN GOD GRUND TIL.
Jeg kan nemlig rigtig godt lide Linde Werdelin. Ikke mindst mit Spidolite II af titanium. Og eftersom Linde Werdelin tilbyder løssalg af deres sindssygt lækre remme, så er der ”gået lidt Panerai i den” for mit vedkommende idet, jeg nu har købt endnu en rem til uret.
I really do hope you are not yet fed up with my writings about Linde Werdelin.
You see, I really like Linde Werdelin, especially my SpidoLite II of titanium. Even more so since Linde Werdelin started selling their straps from their website. The multiple strap choices on offer woke up my inner Panerai-strap-geek as I bought a fazillion straps for my Panerais when my craze was at its highest. Now I feel like doing the same for my SpidoLite II.
Recently I attached a nice and soft rubber strap to my Audemars Piguet ROO Volcano. My trusted and rock solid Linde Werdelin Spidolite II of titanium soon after tagged along and was treated with the ultra soft rubber strap that actually "belongs" to the Oktopus II Double Date. Looking at these two rubbing shoulders I cannot help but think they could be siblings. Of course they are not, but they both offer a distinctively rugged, masculine and sporty design. And recently I have been wearing these two watches a lot, maybe just because of their rugged constructions and very comfy fit due to the soooooft rubber straps.
My dear friends at Linde Werdelin recently showed off their latest creation, the wonderful Oktopus II of titanium and rosegold. The normal run of this model that was first seen at the Baselworld watch show this spring, offered with either yellow or blue detailing. This new model however is only offered with a black skeleton dial. Individually crafted in titanium and fitted with rose gold bezel and two side units to create a stunning contrast, the Oktopus II Rose Gold Titanium features a big date in double wheels, powered by a highly finished Dubois Dépraz custom-made automatic movement for enhanced readability.
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