Linde Werdelin is one of those brands that knows what it does, and does it well. And what they do is complex cases with numerous cutouts. It’s a strong look, and one that the brand has sensibly stayed loyal to over the years. Their latest limited edition SpidoSpeed Arktis continues the theme.
The 44mm case is complex, the outer part being made from three pieces, in an aggressively modern cushion shape, with a satin finish. The dial is also somewhat openworked — finished in two tones: silver and Linde Werdelin’s signature blue. The hour and minute tracks form part of the cutouts, with printed numbers only appearing on the subdials, which are themselves distinct thanks to the cheese grater-like holes.
The movement — a solid, externally supplied number dubbed the LW03 — is nicely finished, with an open rotor. And the integrated rubber strap is entirely in keeping with the offering. This 10th anniversary Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Arktis might not break new ground, but it excels in what LW has always excelled in — sophisticated, razor-sharp cases that feel good on the wrist and don’t look like every other sports chrono out there. A solid proposition.
Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Arktis price
Linde Werdelin SpidoSpeed Arktis, limited to 99 pieces, $16,543 AUD