ON THE SLOPES

Plaza Watch International - - Display Case - Skiing -

Linde Werdelin is a brand syn­ony­mous with ski­ing… after all, the dis­tinctly dy­namic brand was born of a near fa­tal ac­ci­dent. Eigh­teen years ago Jorn Werdelin, an ac­com­plished off-piste skier, was caught un­awares in sud­den and se­vere weather whilst ski­ing, got lost on the moun­tain, and ended up go­ing off a cliff and break­ing his back. The sil­ver lin­ing to this dras­tic event was the cre­ation of Linde Werdelin with his friend of more than 40 years, Morten Linde. For Linde, “Ana­logue is the best way to read time and dig­i­tal is how you as­sim­i­late tech­ni­cal de­tails”. So, with the aim of in­te­grat­ing both ana­logue and dig­i­tal to de­liver style and es­sen­tial func­tion­al­ity, the pair founded the brand in 2002. The re­sult has been col­lec­tion after col­lec­tion of ex­pertly crafted sports watches that can be used in con­junc­tion with pro­fes­sional dig­i­tal in­stru­ments to de­liver cru­cial in­for­ma­tion for ski­ing and div­ing.

The Spi­dospeed Chrono­graph, launched at Baselworld 2014 fea­tures an up­dated skele­tonised dial with new colours, up­dat­ing the model from its orig­i­nal in­car­na­tion three years ago. The new, more open dial high­lights the in­ner work­ings of the watch, with in­tri­cate pat­terns vis­i­ble be­tween the sub­di­als. The new colour pal­ette works well, as does the 44mm di­am­e­ter. The Spi­dospeed Green case is made of forged car­bon and ti­ta­nium, while the Spi­dospeed Rosegold fea­tures ti­ta­nium. Each model is limited to 99 pieces.

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