BaselWorld 2012 – Linde Werdelin Oktopus II Double Date:
No diver’s bezel on this watch? No. Under water, you use this watch merely as a ‘host’ for the Reef instrument which can be added on top of the Oktopus II case. It snaps on perfectly and the comfortable rubber strap keeps the watch in place on your wrist. Above the surface, the Reef instrument can be removed and what’s left is this great mechanical timepiece from Linde Werdelin. So, in short, this means that LW did not have to take into account that a watch should be perfectly readable below the surface, having a unidirectional rotating bezel or prevent the use of certain colors on the dial. No concessions have been made or whatsoever, just use the Reef.