Linde Werdelin: new "Hard Black DLC II"

Aug 11, 2009,06:16 AM

Black with a hint of yellow

Linde Werdelin, leading sports and attachable instrument watch brand, launches the second limited series of the Hard Black DLC to add to its niche array of elegant sports watches. Following the success of the first series, the Hard Black DLC II is based on the new model The One with new hand and bezel details, which add to the unique allure of Linde Werdelin watches.

The new Hard Black series features a colour contrast of bright yellow luminous hour markers, strap stitching and the all black of the case while it shares the same case dimensions with the rest of the LW watches to ensure the safe attachment of both the Rock and the Reef.

The steel case initially goes through a hardening process and for this series, the Hard Black II is
microbille finished before the DLC coating is applied. This new procedure, ensures an even tougher case coating. The case then is blasted with around one thousandth of a millimetre of carbon to create a surface up to three times harder than steel and second only to diamond in hardness. This hydrogen free diamond structure crafts the watch in such a way that it guarantees extreme durability and virtual scratch and corrosion resistance, perfect for any sporting environment.

“All Linde Werdelin watches are often rigorously put through their pace in extreme sporting
environments, the DLC coating compliments and reflects the rugged yet architectural nature of the watches. As the most sophisticated natural materials have all been discovered, as designers, we must push technology to develop new improved materials and new ways to strengthen the existing materials available” comments the Creative Director and co-founder of the brand Morten Linde.

Linde Werdelin’s Hard Black has already endured the harsh conditions on Leo Houlding’s series of
latest expeditions in Europe and the US. The British rock climbing and Base Jumping prodigy has
been wearing the Hard Black Elemental when simul climbing the remote mount Riglos in Spain and Yosemite in the US.

The Hard Black II series is limited to 88 pieces and is currently available to pre-order on or from any LW authorised retailer.

Linde Werdelin’s Hard Black DLC II
RRP € 4,920

Technical Specifications for Hard Black DLC II (yellow SLN)

Limited to 88 pieces
Size 46mm (w) by 49mm (l) by 12mm (h)
Movement ETA 2892 – A2 mechanical automatic
42 hour power reserve
Case Stainless steel with black DLC coating
5000 HV hydrogen free diamond structure
Microbille matt finish
Anodised aluminium screw-down case back cover matching dial colour
Unidirectional turning bezel with luminous markers
Screw on case-back
2.35mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal (double coated)
Screw in crown with LW logo
Date At 4 o’clock
Dial Black mat dial
Black indexes applied with Yellow Super LumiNova
Hands Diamond cut black hands applied with Yellow Super LumiNova
Water Resistance 300M / 1,000ft
Strap Black water resistant alligator with yellow contrast stitching
This message has been edited by Marcus Hanke on 2009-08-11 07:36:43 This message has been edited by AnthonyTsai on 2009-08-14 16:19:42

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Thanks, Marcus!

 By: dxboon : August 12th, 2009-00:30
The One is the standpoint for me of LW's current line. This is a tough-guy, brutally handsome watch. I like it! Cheers, Daos

Thanks Marcus !

 By: foversta : August 12th, 2009-13:20
I have pics of several LW watches, I have to prepare the post. Fr.Xavier

Expectantly awaiting...

 By: pplater : August 12th, 2009-16:22
...the Linde Werdelin forum. ;-) Cheers, pplater.

Hehe ....

 By: Marcus Hanke : August 12th, 2009-23:07
... the PuristS certainly have tradition and heart for small, niche brands, and we already had (and have) fora for brands with a very small production and market share. Anyway, with an own forum or without, I am quite sure we will hear more about that bra... 

I wonder...

 By: dxboon : August 12th, 2009-23:11
...if any amongst us has bought an LW, and better yet, used it with one of the attachments (The Rock or Reef) for climbing, diving, etc. Inquiring minds want to know... Daos

Correct me

 By: flamenco : August 13th, 2009-05:38
If I am mistaken. It is my understanding that none of the LW watches have been delivered.

I'm not sure...

 By: dxboon : August 14th, 2009-00:30
...but looks like we'll be seeing one on a fellow Purist's wrist soon, judging from Park's recent post below! Cheers, Daos

I was informed that the SpidoLite is currently delivered ...

 By: Marcus Hanke : August 14th, 2009-01:54
... with the 3-Timers following in September. Also the Reef is in production now, with delivery in September as well. "The Rock" will follow shortly thereafter. Regards, Marcus

Thanks, Marcus!

 By: dxboon : August 16th, 2009-10:19
I'd like to see some LWs in the metal. Particularly, The One. Cheers, Daos

At least one

 By: Park : August 13th, 2009-08:21
Daos, If by "bought" you mean selected and paid, at least one of us has. I've been watching for delivery of an Andersen Spido since June. I'll share photos when it gets here. Park

Waiting to see your pics!

 By: Kong : August 14th, 2009-00:02
Did you get the instrument too? Kong


 By: dxboon : August 14th, 2009-00:29
Can't wait to see your new LW, Park! *waiting expectantly* Daos

That makes the 3 of us

 By: flamenco : August 14th, 2009-00:33
Congrats ! And post pics of the instrument if you bought one