There’s something especially unique about how Linde Werdelin blends analog time-keeping with such technical details that always keeps you coming back for more. Recently ATimelyPerspective had the opportunity to get an up close vantage point with the brand’s highly esteemed SpidoLite Titanium. Within the two weeks of wearing it there was never a dull moment, a fortnight was just a tease.
Earlier this summer we covered Linde Werdelin’s SpidoSpeed Titanium and touched on how its rugged toughness and detailed craftsmanship epitomizes the brand’s essence. It was no surprise that the SpidoLite Titanium further demonstrates the genuine quality and usefulness that the brand strives for. The appropriately sized 44mm casing is made out of the same Titanium Grade 5 material which ensures ultimate strength without weighing down your wrist. Upon first putting the piece on my wrist I was hit with a wave of surprise at how such a tough looking watch could feel so weightless.
The craftsmanship is highly apparent within its multi-layered casing as the top bezel glistens while the matte finished outer case provides the framework for Linde Werdelin’s quintessential shape. At 85 grams with the strap and just 63 grams without it, the SpidoLite is by far the lightest piece within the brand’s arsenal. Partially to due its lightweight titaniums makeup as well as its skeletonized design. Always liable to attract attention, this skeletonized make-up showcases the in-house LW07 movement to provide the perfect backdrop.
Of course, another talking point to this piece is its subtle power reserve indicator, which can be noted by a tiny red arrow pointing to the coiled spring. The tightness (or looseness) of this spring corresponds with the amount of power left in the watch. When fully wound the piece has a 42-hour power reserve. The delight in skeleton watches is always that you can see the inner workings. However, with the SpidoLite, the analog features extend further than anticipated. While you may not know exactly how much power is left, you can definitely tell when the spring is unwound.
In essence, this is the type of wristwatch that will attract attention in the best way possible. There’s no doubt that a conversation will arise while wearing this piece. And for good purpose, the notable features within it seem endless. Not to mention the additional accessories (The Rock and The Reef) which make the piece even more appealing to the more adventurous type. As always the piece does more than look rugged; it’s equipped to be water resistant up to 100m and its interchangeable premium natural rubber strap is comfortable beyond belief.
Sold at a revered CHF 15,000 ($15,830) the SpidoLite is unlike any other. With a limited number of just 75 being released worldwide, the privilege to wear the lightest Linde Werdelin ever made is incomparable.