By day, the Oktopus Blue Sea is clean and monochromatic, with a subtle dial and facets on the milky white Alloy Linde Werdelin (ALW) case. In darkness, the piece comes to life and features three different colours of the ‘Badgerite lume’.
These shades of blue become progressively darker as you go down deeper into the watch, as if you are looking off the edge of a boat into deepening water in a reef.
This was great fun for me, an established brand takes one of their successful pieces and gives complete creative freedom. What really sets this piece apart is that it is the leading edge of the new generation of lume material and application technologies. Even with the previous lume-forward pieces I’ve done, the lume material itself, when it wasn’t glowing, was tolerated but not exactly celebrated. It needed to be hidden away in the design of the watch. With the Blue Sea, the lume material absolutely has centre stage.”James Thompson, Founder, Black Badger
Aqua blue, ultramarine blue, and finally a new violet lume are used to create this stunning visual effect. In a lume first, all three shades of blue have been specifically engineered to have a common daytime (non-glowing) color of Pantone Cool Grey #3. The effect is very uniform and subtle in the day, reflecting the clean, intentional lines of the finest Danish architecture, but when the lights go down, the Oktopus Blue Sea reveals its new personality.
The Oktopus Blue sea can be accompanied by a range of interchangeable straps of varied colours and textures.
Prices start from £14,400 RRP. For more information please visit https://lindewerdelin.com
Limited to 88 individually numbered pieces worldwide
Three proprietary colours of Badgerite lume, developed in cooperation with Swiss Super-LumiNova®
Upper dial laser-cut in stencil technique
Lower dial circular Côtes de Genève
Hands in grade II titanium with satin finish
Large numerals 3, 9 and 12
Hour and minute indexes, logo and logo type
Laser-cut date wheels in black
Date dial at 12 o’clock
Case Outer Case:
Three-part case construction in colourless ALW; satin and microbillé finishing Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on the inside
Crown: Titanium; screw-down; circular satin and microbillé finishing; engraved with an octopus icon
Titanium Grade 2; engraved with a multi-layer Octopus motif, LW and Black Badger logo; circular satin finish
Limited edition number laser engraved from 1 to 88
Black ceramic with circular satin finish Titanium screws with circular satin finish; black tension discs
44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)
LW customised Dubois Dépraz caliber 14580 Automatic Double date at 12 o’clock Power Reserve: 40 to 44 hours 26 jewels / 28,800bph (4Hz)
Interchangeable rubber strap in white; titanium ardillion buckle with satin finish
Waterproof to a depth of 300M