Stefan Kudoke Black Beauty

SKU: SK-002

Watch Brand: Stefan Kudoke

Stefan Kudoke North America

Hand engraved skeleton manual wind
• Watch diameter (mm): 41.0
• Watch height (mm): 9.3
• Lug width (mm): 20
• Lug to lug (mm): 48
• Case back: Transparent
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Skeleton
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Manual mechanical
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Kudoke

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Stefan Kudoke Black Beauty
Stefan Kudoke Black Beauty

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Stefan Kudoke Black Beauty
Stefan Kudoke Black Beauty
Stefan Kudoke Black Beauty
Stefan Kudoke Black Beauty
Stefan Kudoke Black Beauty
Stefan Kudoke Black Beauty
Stefan Kudoke Black Beauty
Stefan Kudoke Black Beauty
Product Details

Welcome to the world of Stefan Kudoke, where every watch begins its life in a notebook.

Stefan is one of those master watchmakers who writes things down in a small book - in fact the word "doodling" might be a better term. When he thinks of a new or interesting design, he makes the initial drawing in his notebook and lets the design process sink in.

The Black Beauty is the hallmark for Stefan's skills as an engraver, watchmaker and specialist in skeletonization.  When this watch first arrived in our offices, we stared, and stared and stared.  What hits you first of course are the elaborate patterns and designs used in the movement, not to mention the very small details in the engravings.

But what is also special about this watch are the colors.

Stefan named this watch "Black Beauty" because of the special processes he uses to change the colors of the various movement parts through a procedure called electroplating.  The rich, dark colors used on many of the bridges contrast beautifully with the lighter colors in the plates and gears.

The end result is a watch that makes the term "skeleton" used on other watches seem ordinary.

Take a moment to expand the pictures on the top right.  You'll notice that Stefan has embedded the initial "K" for Kudoke within the design of the movement.  The more you look, the more you'll find other interesting patterns and designs.

During a visit to Stefan's workshops, we were amazed to see the amount of time necessary to create a Black Beauty.  Remember, every movement part is completely disassembled, and then each piece undergoes a series of processes performed by hand.  These include engraving, skeletonization, polishing, decoration and finally the application of color.

What we also find interesting about the Black Beauty is the mix of techniques that Stefan employs on the front versus the back.  From the photographs on this page you'll notice when viewing the watch from both sides that the patterns and engravings change.  Now you know why we were staring at this watch for so long upon its arrival and why we continue to stare.

The Black Beauty from Stefan Kudoke is a watch that lives up to its name.

How Can I Purchase This Watch?

This watch is offered on a reservation-only basis for a limited period of time.

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.


Stefan Kudoke is a member of a very prestigious group of watchmakers - the AHCI or Académie Horlogere des Créateurs Indépendants.

Founded by Svend Andersen and Vincent Calabrese, the AHCI is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and consists of 35 members from around the world whose work has been judged by the academy.

We congratulate Stefan Kudoke on his election to the AHCI.
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