When a Secret is Not a Secret: Linde Werdelin launches the LW 10-24 watch

07/05/2016
Melvyn Teillol-Foo

5th July 2016;  13:00 GMT:  The Secret is Out

What is the price of true luxury?
“The cost of luxury is the choice it affords.”

Time is Money: The short executive summary is up top here and the minute details for the techno-savvy is right at the bottom line!

LW 10-24 18K rose gold and 3DTP carbon cases

LW 10-24 18K rose gold and 3DTP carbon cases

The launch of the LW 10-24 marks the 10th anniversary of Linde Werdelin watchmaking; they presented the Founders watch in 2006. Over the decade, Linde Werdelin produced two generations of watches.

The 1st generation was “The Idea”: Watch + Instrument.

The 2nd generation evolved the Spido and Oktopus collections inspired by skiing and diving.

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon Pusher

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon Pusher

The original Founders watch had a GMT function.
The LW 10-24 is the start of the 3rd Generation; it is a GMT watch with a new LW08 movement and 3 functions: Day/Night indicator, 2nd timezone and AM/PM indicator – all operated via a pusher button.

See the “pusher” at 2 o’clock? The pusher system is ostensibly convenient for the traveller, not requiring a crown to be unscrewed. With one click, the second time zone jumps an hour forward; additional clicks will rotate the AM/PM or day/night indicators. It’s all integrated but you won’t know how easy it is, unless you’re one of the 192 OR fewer owners.

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon

The design outline looks familiar with the same dimensions but is dramatically new. It features a stripped-back outer case with a receding bezel to reveal a larger dial; incorporates the popular luminent system from the Oktopus Frogman (sandwiched blocks of luminescent material), and a domed sapphire crystal.

This is a first for a Linde Werdelin watch that anyone can buy. The Oktopus Frogman was a special timepiece made for Conventus Ranae, the formal association of Frømandskorpset: the elite Danish military dive unit.

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon

Outer cases: Two editions of either 18K rose-gold or 3DTP multi-layered carbon fibre cases with the same strap-changing system of previous LW timepieces.

LW 10-24 gold

LW 10-24 gold

 

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon case back

Customisation: for the first time, the back-case can be personalised with a custom engraving of the owner’s choice. By default, you will be offered two back cases – one signed by Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin, and one where you can create a custom engraving by working with Morten Linde and his design team.

LW 10-24 gold case back

LW 10-24 gold case back

As with the Founders watch, Up to 96 pieces per edition will be sold privately by invitation-only, addressed to LW friends and family.
The 18K rose gold version is CHF 39,000 and the 3DTP carbon variant is CHF 27,000.   A 25% deposit secures your order.

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon

If the “cost of true luxury is the choice that it affords”, then you too can request an “invitation”….
Ordering deadline is 31 July 2016 for delivery in 6 to 9 months.
As a subscription watch, the final number of owners won’t be known until the deadline.

Contact Linde Werdelin in the U.K.
By telephone: +44 (0)207-727 6577
OR
By e-mail: LW1024@lindewerdelin.com

OR

Website: CLICK HERE

For the techno-geeks amongst us, the specifications are below.

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Tech Specs – LW 10-24 3DTP Carbon

Case

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon

LW 10-24 3DTP carbon

Outer Case
• Case in 3DTP carbon; microbillé finish
• Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on the inside
• Screw-down crown in titanium; rough circular satin; tip engraved with LW 10-24 logo

GMT Pusher
• Titanium push-operated GMT function; rough circular satin

Inner Case
• DLC-coated titanium; horizontal satin; engraved with “GMT set”

Back Case
• Dual DLC-coated titanium back cases; circular satin engraved with LW 10-24 logo and serial number
• One back case personalised with custom engraving; one signed by Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin

Dial
• Réhaut and top dial: black with circular satin
• Hands in black gold (titanium colour) with Trigon pattern; satin finish; cool grey Luminova
• Large numerals 6, 9 and 12 in “Frogman-style” cool grey Luminova blocks
• Hour indexes in cool grey Luminova
• Minute indexes, logo and logotype in titanium colour

Complications
• Day/Night indicator in gold and silver (12 o’clock)
• GMT dial in black circular satin, above cool grey Luminova (3 o’clock)
• AM/PM indicator in rose gold, above cool grey Luminova (6 o’clock)

 

LW008 movement

LW08 movement

Movement
• New LW08 movement
• 42 hours power reserve
• Balance frequency: 28,800vph (4Hz)
• Jewels: 25

Dimensions
• 44mm (w) x 46mm (l) x 15mm (h)

Numbered Series
• Limited to a maximum of 96 individually numbered pieces

Strap
• Interchangeable natural rubber strap in black, with DLC-coated titanium ardillion buckle

Water Resistance
• 100m

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Tech Specs – LW 10-24 Gold

Case

LW 10-24 3DTP gold

LW 10-24 3DTP gold

Outer Case
• Case in 18K rose gold (5N); microbillé and satin finish
• Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on the inside
• Screw-down crown in titanium; rough circular satin; tip engraved with LW 10-24 logo

GMT Pusher
• Titanium push-operated GMT function; rough circular satin

Inner Case
• DLC-coated titanium; horizontal satin; engraved with “GMT set”, filled with rose gold

Back Case
• Dual DLC-coated titanium back cases; circular satin engraved with LW 10-24 logo and serial number
• One back case personalised with custom engraving; one signed by Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin

LW 10-24 3DTP gold components

LW 10-24 3DTP gold components

Dial
• Réhaut and top dial: black with circular satin
• Hands in rose gold (5N) with Trigon pattern; satin finish; cool grey Luminova
• Large numerals 6, 9 and 12 in “Frogman-style” cool grey Luminova blocks
• Hour indexes in cool grey Luminova
• Minute indexes, logo and logotype in rose gold (5N)

Complications
• Day/Night indicator in gold and silver (12 o’clock)
• GMT dial in black circular satin, above cool grey Luminova (3 o’clock)
• AM/PM indicator in rose gold, above cool grey Luminova (6 o’clock)

Movement
• New LW08 movement
• 42 hours power reserve
• Balance frequency: 28,800vph (4Hz)
• Jewels: 25

Dimensions
• 44mm (w) x 46mm (l) x 15mm (h)

Numbered Series
• Limited to a maximum of 96 individually numbered pieces

Strap
• Interchangeable natural rubber strap in dark blue, with titanium ardillion buckle

Water Resistance
• 100m