An Oktopus has erupted from the deep!

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Okotpus – this Limited Edition of just 8 pieces is the Octopus Volcano, a collaboration by LW and master-engraver and artist, Johnny Dowell.

With its dramatic cracks and fissures flowing with molten 24kt gold lava, the ashen Titanium case of the Octopus Volcano is inspired by the toughest and most treacherous terrain there is.

Its design and production took a whole year with each timepiece in this series undergoing its own unique engraving and blackening process over the course of several weeks.

The tiny variations in the engraving of each piece means that all 8 are truly unique wearable works of art.

The Grade 2 Titanium case is fitted with a black ceramic bezel; this has a satin finish on top, polished facet and microbillé in each of the grooves.

The bezel is held in place via Titanium screws with a circular satin finish as well as black tension discs.

While the case-back (also in Grade 2 Ti) has been engraved with a multi-layer lava motif and engraved lettering reading . . . “KING NERD”???

Surely not; it does look like it says that but it must be “KING NERO”.

The dial of the watch is a five-layer skeletonized affair with a réhaut at the top and a black, circular Côte de Genève finish, below.

This gets satin-finished Titanium hands with cool grey Luminova as well as some Rose Gold-treated elements.

Finally the LW Oktopus Volcano is powered by a bespoke LW caliber 14580 by Dubois Depraz. It has a water-resistance of 300m.

MSRP is an earth scorching 18’000GBP!

Thoughts? Remember the Oktopus Tattoo? Now that was sexy!

I’m not too sure about this but if anything it’s another highly exclusive timepiece from a remarkable watchmaker. What do you think?