'SpidoLite Skeleton Dial Svend Andersen' with the finalised Blue Gold Rotor Plate
The Linde Werdelin SpidoLite family consists of 3 models:
SPD1.1 - SpidoLite all titanium: ETA 2892 A2 Mechanical automatic movement - Limited to 222 pieces
SPD.B.1 - SpidoLite black DLC titanium dial and yellow coated sapphire crystal;
ETA 2892 A2 Mechanical automatic movement – Limited to 44 pieces
SPD.S.A - SpidoLite skeleton dial: NOS Automatic movement (AS 1876 calibre) modified by Andersen Geneve Atelier - Limited to 44 pieces
The 'SpidoLite skeleton dial' model is the beginning of Linde Werdelin’s initiative to collaborate with independent
watchmakers whereby one new limited model with a new movement will be introduced every year.
A line from Co-Founder & Managing Director of Linde Werdelin, Jorn Werdelin: “We
are very excited about the collaboration with Svend Andersen. Svend has
been one of the most well respected watchmakers for decades and is on
top of that Danish, which obviously for us is of relevance” Referencing to previous posts by Marcus (2009 Basel Report ) and Anthony's SpidoLite press release , the initial prototype's of the SpidoLite rotor is as shown in the picture below.
Thanks to Linde Werdelin, we have several raw shots of the final SpidoLite Skeleton model with the Blue Gold rotor which are available for order now.
According to Linde Werdelin, the Blue gold is, above all, an alloy. A mix between pure gold and iron. Once combined, the yellow gold and grey iron create a unique metallic colour. The blue gold created in this unique process is available only in Svend Andersen's watches, including our SpidoLite SA.
My guess is vacuum diffusion bonding, anyway enjoy the pictures!
A close up view of the Blue gold rotor with the LW & Andersen engraved.
Technical Specifications for Spidolite Skeleton Dial Ref :SPD.S.A (Limited to 44 pieces) Size
46mm (w) by 49mm (l) by 12mm (h) Movement
NOS Automatic movement (AS 1876 calibre) modified by Andersen Geneve Atelier
to include Blue gold rotor plate engraved with LW & AG logos 42 hour power reserve Case
Titanium gr.5 drilled case with microbille finish
See through sapphire crystal case-back
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal (2.2mm)
Screw in crown with LW logo Dial
Skeleton titanium grey galvanic matt dial
4 Super LumiNova filled indexes
Hands Super LumiNova Water Resistance
300M / 1000ft
Spidolite alligator strap with titanium ardillon buckle
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