The people at Linde Werdelin Mens Replica have a very wild imagination, something that becomes perfectly clear once you get a good look at their awesome Oktopus Moon replica watch collection. With only 59 replica watches to be made, the new Linde Werdelin Oktopus MoonLite White is the latest addition to this impressive series of timepieces.
This Linde Werdelin Oktopus MoonLite Replica White looks way cooler than expected, with a new striking color, a redesigned dial, which is made up of 5 layers and a skeletonized top layer. The company has created an “aerospace material” for this collection, dubbed Alloy Linde Werdelin (or “ALW”), which brags about weighing half than a titanium version, while having twice the strength of steel.
The Linde Werdelin Oktopus MoonLite White is intended to absorb light and mimic the way an octopus changes colors, which sounds interesting, right?
Measuring 44 mm in diameter, this cool replica watch comes with a white rubber strap which and 300-meter worth of water resistance. Moreover, the company will also deliver it with its dive computer, called the “Reef”, which can keep track of a diver in real time, by using sensors, a 3-axis compass, an MPU platform, and an alarm system.
On a technical level, movement is provided by the in-house-developed moonphase complication, on top of a base movement that supplies 42-hours of power reserve. We should also mention that the blue “0” tells you the current moon phase and the orange numbers tell you past and future phases of the moon. The price-tag stands at a cool $18,500. Too much?
When offered the chance to go hands-on with the new Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Replica — in its most eye-catching form — I of course jumped at the opportunity. It didn’t take much wrist time with the titanium-cased, yellow-strapped Okto II to get excited. Hands-down, this Replica Linde Werdelin interpretation of an ideal timepiece for the modern diver is a winner. You can decide for yourself after this extensive review — kicked off with some “hands on” video of the piece followed by many, many awesome photos. Believe me, this is one Oktopus you don’t want to miss.
The Oktopus II is available in three variations: titanium case + black ceramic bezel with yellow or black accents, or a higher end model with rose gold-bezel and titanium case. Though Oktopus II carries through strong design influences from its predecessor, it is overall an advancement from the original Oktopus in both form and function. Most notably, the piece boasts a brand new 5-part case construction inspired by a diving bell (an air-tight pressure chamber used for diving simulations or to transport divers to depth in the ocean). For me, it is this case construction that embodies the overall attractiveness of this piece: it looks great, but not at the expense of function. LW Founders Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin did a fantastic job of bringing both form and function into the design of the Oktopus II.
The multi-part, anti-corrosive case is mostly brushed titanium, with two strap-mount pieces at nine and twelve o’clock, two black DLC-finished insets mounted on the sides (where the dive instrument mounts) and the fixed ceramic bezel on top. The whole surface of the case undergoes a microbillé and a satin finish to reflect light or shadow — and it looks great, too.
In case you die-hard divers are wondering, I did confirm that the fixed bezel is an intentional design feature; a rotating bezel (for calculating dive submersion time, for example) is obviated by the the clip-on dive instrument with which this swiss watches replica online is intended to be used with.
Water resistance is tuned in to 300 meters — perfect for taking the Oktopus II out of the pool and into the sea for some real underwater exploration.
At 46mm, the case reads large on paper but it does not wear this big on the wrist. I found the Oktopus II to be a very comfortable replica watch, sitting nicely on the wrist despite the all the case angles up top. As a point of comparison, I wristed the Okto II alongside a dive-replica watch standard bearer, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean XL. Though the design contrast is obviously stark, the Omega SMPO and the Oktopus II are comparably sized (45.5mm vs. 46mm) and share the same degree of great wrist comfort.