Linde Werdelin Biformeter – a classic analogue watch with clip-on technology

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Here’s a novel idea – a classic, Swiss made analogue watch for daytime and evening,  with accompanying sports device to aid you in extreme conditions. Except that you just need the one watch strap with the Biformeter from Linde Werdelin.

The Biformeter is the world’s first analogue watch equipped with a detachable, digital databank. The instruments are cut from a massive block of aluminium, which is anodised to withstand extreme conditions. The first instrument made for use with the analogue watch is the ‘Land instrument’, which is packed with technology, inlcuding a pulse sensor, compass, barometer, thermometer, altimeter. It can also register and save a wealth of live information including heart rate, ascendance rate, and ambient temperature – all of which can be viewed on a high-resolution LCD display.

It’s simple to use and runs via a rechargeable battery that should offer up to 60 hours of constant use. Ideal if you enjoy a spot of skiing, hiking, cycling or similar activity sports. And once you’ve built pushed yourself to the extreme, you can remove the technology and show off the elegant analogue watch in the bar.

The one downside of this high-end watch is the high-end price – the Biformeter is priced at £2,230 for the basic watch or £2,680 for the two-time zone model, gold watches start at £9,800, while instruments cost £1,180.

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Dave Walker