Linde Werdelin is a luxury Swiss-Danish watchmaker established in 2002 by Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin. They specialise in a limited and numbered series of watches and instruments for divers and skiers.
Linde Werdelin watches are made in Switzerland by Danish designers.
By combining analogue and digital technologies, Linde Werdelin produces mechanical watches and instruments for skiing and diving that connect to the watch. They produce limited editions of up to 100 pieces.
Their idea was born out of a skiing accident when Jorn Werdelin, an enthusiastic mountaineer and off-piste skier, was taken by surprise in dangerous weather, got lost, skied over a cliff, and broke his back in 1986.
In 2002, he partnered with Morten Linde with the idea of creating a high-end sports watch which could be combined with a digital instrument to give accurate information when skiing or diving.
The idea of combining a watch and an instrument was researched for five years before Linde Werdelin released its first watch collection in 2006. Linde Werdelin Watches is the only high-end watch company constructing digital mechanisms for skiing and diving. They work with experienced mountaineers and divers for testing and development. Linde Werdelin watches and instruments were used during the first confirmed free climb to the summit of Mount Everest in 2007.
Linde Werdelin offers two primary watch collections: the Spido and Oktopus. Spido watches have chronograph intricacies, while Oktopus watches have Double Date and Moonphase details. All Linde Werdelin watches are Swiss-made and can carry digital instruments.
Linde Werdelin works with independent watchmakers to craft precision and custom-made movements. It has a transparent policy that it does not desire to make any movements itself but would rather prefer to hire the best suppliers available.