The moonphase has inspired a universe-themed engraving in the outer case.

The Oktopus Crazy Universe celebrates the brand’s coming of age by mastering Titanium Grade 5, an infamously challenging case material, with an intricate blend of satin, polished and microbillé finishing to create a stunning interplay of light reflections, heightening the photorealistic moons in the iconic in-house complication.

This timepiece is the second collaboration with master engraver Johnny Dowell. As with the Oktopus Reef that Dowell worked on, this new project saw him take an existing Linde Werdelin piece and transform it with a full-case engraving. While the Oktopus Reef depicted an underwater scene, the Oktopus Crazy Universe looked up for inspiration, getting lost amongst the stars.

The whole process, from designs to finished engraving, required up to 100 hours of craftsmanship. Adorning the case are drawings of the sun, various planets, including Earth, on the six o’clock facet, Mars, Saturn and Pluto, moons and shooting stars. The space theme is derived from the Oktopus moonphase complication, bringing the scene to life.

£22,200

Specifications

Dial
Five-layer skeletonised dial, Réhaut and top dial: titanium colour, circular satin finish, Lower dial: titanium colour, circular Côte de Genève finish, Hands blued by heat treatment; polished; cool grey Luminova, Large numerals 3, 9 and 12 in cool grey Luminova, Cool grey hour and minute indexes with black frame,Logo and logotype printed in blue Luminova Moonphase, Photorealistic moon phases visible through aperture at 6 o’clock, Circular perlage surface on metallic blue moon disc,Red “0” indicates current moon phase; blue numbers indicate past and future moon phases

Outer Case
Three-part case construction; Titanium Grade 5; satin, polished and microbillé finishing, Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on the inside

Crown
Titanium Grade 5; screw-down; rough circular satin; engraved with an octopus icon

Back Case
Titanium Grade 5; engraved with a multi-layer octopus motif; circular satin finish, Limited edition number laser engraved from 1 to 59

Bezel
Titanium Grade 5; satin on top surface; polished facet; microbillé in grooves Titanium screws with circular satin finish; blue tension discs

Dimensions
44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)

Power reserve
44 hours

Balance frequency
28,800vph (4Hz)

Jewels
23

Strap
Interchangeable natural rubber strap, with titanium ardillion buckle

Water Resistance
300m

Movement
Bespoke LW calibre with in-house photorealistic moonphase complication

Variations