The Oktopus II—Double Date is billed as the brand’s interpretation of what the ideal timepiece should be for modern diving. It features an innovative five-part case construction ensuring absolute water resistance as well as excellent protection against seawater corrosion.
“To guarantee this we have chosen anti-corrosive materials such as gold, titanium and ceramic, the last employed for the first time on our timepieces,” says Morten Linde,
co-founder and creative director at Linde Werdelin, which was founded in 2002.
The timepiece was inspired by the air-tight pressure chamber used for simulations when testing two previous Linde Werdelin watches – the Oktopus II and the Reef.
“Having completed the development and testing of the Reef in 2010 we had the opportunity to reconsider what our interpretation of a dive watch and instrument could be and we set about reconstructing the Oktopus”, says Jorn Werdelin, co-founder of Linde Werdelin.
The watch will be available in three versions: in titanium and ceramic (£6,186), in titanium, titanium DLC and ceramic with yellow accents in the dial (£6,607), and in rose gold and titanium (£13,000).
BaselWorld 2012 will take place in Basel, Switzerland between March 8 – 15.