Linde Werdelin SpidoLite All Titanium

Par Florian Matrion, le 30 mai 2011
SpidoLite All Titanium
SpidoLite All Titanium
Diaporama
A young Danish company founded in 2002, Linde Werdelin offers watches with a very pronounced modern and sporty look. We've tested and reviewed their flagship model for you, the SpidoLite Titanium.
Exclusive! review of the SpidoLite All Titanium. Manufacturer data, photos, editor's opinion and watch retail price on thewatchobserver.co.uk
L'avis de la rédaction
69/100
Note des internautes
77/100

Slideshow: 16 photos to see this watch from all its angles

 

Foreword

At first glance, the initial experience can seem somewhat puzzling...
Where did this SpidoLite get its looks?
One can find inspirational traces from Audemars Piguet, Hublot and even Richard Mille!

But upon closer inspection, the conclusion is clear: this model, with its case's extremely original lines clearly has its own personality!

Linde Werdelin itself claims a certain kinship with the Formula 1 look, given its lightened case.
But what comes to mind instead is the whole comic books esthetic (as clearly evidenced by its presence in their Marketing and Commercial Communication brochures), or even science fiction movies.
Thus this SpidoLite wouldn't look out of place if it was worn by Riddick, or even Ellen Ripley in the movie Alien...

 

An ultra-modern design

Indeed, the stretched lines and sharp angles of its case middle, along with the perforation of the case, bezel or strap, all clearly evoke a cutting-edge techno-industrial universe.

As a matter of fact, the material used is consistent with that look: a grade 5 titanium with a shot-blasted finish is indeed a perfect fit for that universe!

 

Its thin case, despite the appearances (less than 12mm!), combined with the exceptional lightness of the titanium, allows you to quickly forget you are wearing it. A real delight!

 

As for itself, the dial has a matte grey finish matching the case middle.
It gives the watch a little bit of a stealth look.

The large Dauphine skeleton hands are in the same vein.
However, their silver finish can sometimes seem to offer a clashing contrast with the dial.
While this is all consistent with the "stealth" look, it can also be an impediment to the ease of readability...

At night, on the other hand, despite the rapid fade of its SuperLumiNova, its effect does remain at a minimum level allowing one to comfortably read time until the day breaks.

 

 

But this isn't, after all, a diving watch, and we wouldn't expect it to blind the deep sea fish with its glare!
It could however almost pretend to be one, with its 300-meter water resistance giving it the ability to confront the underwater world without fear!

 

A high-end finish

In the category of cases with very polished shapes, Linde Werdelin offers a high-end finish, with edges that are sharp without being blunt.
The crown is particularly well-protected by a substantial shoulder.

 

The stretched lines and sharp angles of its case middle, along with the perforation of the case, bezel or strap, all clearly evoke a cutting-edge techno-industrial universe.

Despite its size, the SpidoLite is surprisingly comfortable for daily wear.

Its thin case, despite the appearances (less than 12mm!), combined with the exceptional lightness of the titanium, allows you to quickly forget you are wearing it.
A real delight!

The very comfortable strap, made of a synthetic material that is something between carbon fiber and rubber, is integrated with the case middle and fits well on the wrist.

Its pin buckle is itself also made of shot-blasted titanium, with an original design.

A specific example that really sets this brand apart from the rest: each watch has been designed so it can have an optional LCD display module clipped to its dial.

 

 

Two ranges of modules are thus available as an alternative: those designed for mountain wear (The Rock), and those designed for deep sea diving (The Reef).
We are indeed fully immersed in the world of the toolwatch!

On the movement side of things, while some SpidoLite series are equipped with the caliber created par Svend Andersen in the 70's, the particular model we tested for you simply has an ETA 2892A2, and while it is not exclusive, it is a reliable and efficient caliber.
But no regrets: the SpidoLite has a solid back side anyway, preventing us from visually witnessing its mechanical spectacle!

 

Conclusion

With this SpidoLite All Titanium, Linde Werdelin offers us a watch with an indisputable ultra-modern design.
Exclusive and very comfortable, it will seduce the enthusiast looking for an unusual piece with a strong personality.
It's a watch that has to be discovered over time, and which will leave no one indifferent! Linde Wederlin also offers the possibility of trying each of the produced watches at no cost for five days (conditional on a deposit guarantee of 1,000 Euros): a good idea giving you the opportunity to form your own opinion.

 

Pros:

  • excellent comfort
  • great quality of finish
  • an exclusive model with a very modern design

 

Cons:

  • daytime readability less than optimal
  • a bit of a steep price for a simple ETA caliber

 

Additional Information:

  • the SpidoLite All Titamium is an edition limited to 222 pieces
  • each Linde Werdelin is delivered with a special strap tool which allows you to easily change straps
  • the advertised price in the manufacturer's specs is the watch's retailer price in France at the date of this review's publication on the French version
  • reviewer's wrist size = 17.5 cm
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Données constructeur

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L'avis de la rédaction 69/100

Confort / Agrément (/15)
détail Mouvement (/20)
Optimisation / Décoration du mouvement (/5) 0
Agrément de manipulation et de réglage (/5) 0
Contrôle du mouvement par la Manufacture / distinctions diverses (/3) 0
Capacité de la réserve de marche (/2) 0
Complications (/5) 0
détail Finitions (/20)
Finitions cadran (/6) 0
Finitions boîtier (/6) 0
Qualité du travail de déco° / gravure du fond de boîte (/2) 0
Qualité du verre (/4) 0
Finitions de la boucle (interne et externe) (/2) 0
détail Fonctionnalité (/20)
Lisibilité diurne (/5) 0
Lisibilité nocturne (/4) 0
Etanchéité (/3) 0
Facilité de réglage et de changement du bracelet (/4) 0
Sécurité / solidité de la boucle (/4) 0
détail Bonus (/10)
Série limitée (/3) 0
Montre fournie avec plusieurs bracelets (/2) 0
Qualité de la boîte et de la sur-boîte (/1) 0
Portabilité avec manches de chemise fermées (/2) 0
Présence de "goodies" (/1) 0
Intelligibilité du booklet (/1) 0
Rapport qualité / prix (/15)
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Note des internautes 77/100

Confort / Agrément (/15)
Mouvement (/20)
Finitions (/20)
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Rapport qualité / prix (/15)
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