Introducing the Kudoke 1 in 18K Rose Gold
This is a special edition of the Kudoke 1 featuring an 18K solid rose gold case and rose gold hands.
With this watch, Stefan has created something completely fresh with a throwback to British/German pocket watch designs.
In Stefan's own words:
Ages ago I bought an old English pocket watch movement, that lay unused in a drawer for a long time. One day it fell into my hands again - just as the idea of my own movement began to take shape.
In the past, intensive cooperations between the German and English watchmakers existed - it was the German diplomat and astronomer Hans Moritz von Bruhl who supported English precision watchmaking finally bring it to Saxony and Dresden in Germany.
With my new watch movement I would like to tie in with this tradition and to honor the Old Masters.
Articles About This Watch
You'll want to take a few minutes to read two very interesting articles written by Stefan about this new watch and movement, both in PDF format.
The first article
describes his inspiration for the watch and the technical features of the movement.
The second article
provides a fascinating overview of how Stefan designed the movement, and his process of creating individual movement parts largely by hand along with the final decoration.
We have been fortunate to visit Stefan a number of times to see how he creates his timepieces, but this article revealed watchmaking techniques that even we had not previously seen.
Other Features of the Kudoke 1 Rose Gold
Since Stefan did such a great job at writing the two articles above, there's not much left for us to describe other than how the finished watch looks in person.
First, we compliment Stefan in choosing to make a watch with a case diameter of 39 mm, an ideal size for almost every wrist and size that is spot on to fit the character of this watch. This particular model features a beautifully finished 18K rose gold case.
On the front, the silver dial features a seconds register at 9, rose gold hands to match the case, and the Kudoke badge at 3. The look is clean, distinctive and clearly shows what "hand made" means.
Flip it over and you'll spend the next hour reviewing a gear train that looks like no other - the design is vertical, and again the elaborate production techniques that Stefan uses on each movement part are clearly evident.
The manually wound movement supports a power reserve of 46 hours, and the Carl Haas balance spring is of chronometer quality. The movement also features KIF shock protection.
And no Kudoke watch would be complete without a hand engraved balance cock, but what is so interesting in this new movement design is how proportionally large the balance cock is to the movement.
How Can I Purchase This Watch?
This watch is offered on a reservation only basis as each piece is hand made.
If you would like to own this watch, please follow the link below to learn about the reservations process. Watches will be delivered in the exact order in which we receive your reservation.
To make a reservation and to learn more about delivery estimates please click here