The origins of Linde Werdelin go back to the 1970’s when Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin met in primary school and quickly became lifelong friends. Morten’s family was in the furniture retail business and Jorn’s father was a third generation watch and jewellery retailer.
In 2002, Jorn went skiing in Canada and found he couldn’t really leave his JLC Reverso (first iconic sports watch ever) and when he was next in Copenhagen Morten told him about the watch he was designing for Georg Jensen aimed at sailing – and with an interchangeable outer case. This sparked the idea of a beautiful mechanical timepiece which would incorporate digital information, attached and detached at will.
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