At this year's Basel Watch Fair, Master Watchmaker Stefan Kudoke wowed us again with a variation of a watch we already loved - presenting the all new Ex Centro Rose.
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to view the Ex Centro Rhodium, as both watches are similar in design and yet have different colors, engravings and personalities.
While doodling in his notebook of new watch creations and complications, Stefan envisioned an all new watch design with the movement and dial off center. He further wanted to create a watch that was part skeleton, part standard dial. Finally, he wanted to create a watch that would be different from anything else on the market.
Take it from us - he succeeded.
The Ex Centro Rose is one of the most unique watches we have carried, and has quickly become a WatchBuys favorite. Let's start with the front - Stefan has created a unique skeleton frame finished in a rose gold color, all by hand. Be sure to expand the pictures above to see his intricate designs and patterns which contrast beautifully with the dark anthracite dial.
This skeleton frame anchors the movement and the dial, both of which reflect Stefan's unique styles. The hands are a Breguet style, while the hours are indicated by embedded steel "posts".
Now to the back. Stefan's hand engraving on the movement, rotor and frame are nothing short of remarkable. He has used red and rose gold to color the movement such that it contrasts nicely with the steel case and decorated movement finishes.
The new Ex Centro Rose proves again why Stefan Kudoke is a breath of fresh air to mechanical watchmaking.
We toured the workshops of Stefan Kudoke - be sure to click here
to learn more about how he makes watches. You'll see how Stefan creates watch parts by hand, including elaborate dials, hands and engravings.
To learn more about Stefan Kudoke and his background, please click here