Oktopus Crazy Universe
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.
This is a made to order piece, please make an enquiry for the lead-time.
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
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
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
Titanium Grade 5; engraved with a multi-layer octopus motif; circular satin finish
Limited edition number laser engraved from 1 to 59
Titanium Grade 5; satin on top surface; polished facet; microbillé in grooves
Titanium screws with circular satin finish; blue tension discs
44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)
Bespoke LW calibre with in-house photorealistic moonphase complication
Power reserve: 44 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800vph (4Hz)
Interchangeable natural rubber strap, with titanium ardillion buckle
Delivery & Shipping
LAB White Glove Service (LWGS) for VIP clients with a spend over $150,000 a year or signed up to annual LWGS & Lux Afrique Concierge Membership £6,000 per year. A dedicated courier team member of LAB will hand deliver directly to you. (High value items over £100,000 will be accompanied with a security personnel)VIP Express Delivery:
48hrs. Price on request.3-5 working Days:
Standard delivery time. Taxes & customs duties will apply! Larger items will take longer.
No return policy unless the item is faulty or damage before shipping.