In our opinion, the Stefan Kudoke HS 1 is the perfect balance between a work of art and practical wearability. While the skeletonization is certainly elaborate, it is done with such class that the watch is still eminently wearable.
This watch features hand-skeletonized and hand-engraved movement parts that shimmer in an elegant silver-white due to a galvanic treatment with white rhodium. In addition, the Breguet style hands are flame blued and offer easy legibility, something many skeletonized watches struggle with.
If you look closely at the left side of the dial, you'll notice that Stefan cleverly blended a "K" into his design.
"Hand made" is a designation that we get very tired of hearing from many watch brands. Yes, there is some degree of "hand made" in the final assembly of most mechanical watches, but the real truth is that most of the watches today are produced by CNC computer guided robots, which can cut, polish, engrave and perform many other tasks in a very precise way.
There are certainly parts of this watch produced using CNC technology - after all, the tiny gears must be an exact size to ensure reliable timekeeping.
But what makes Stefan Kudoke's watches different is that "hand made" is really true. Take a minute to enlarge the pictures above and you'll see what hand workmanship is all about. It takes Stefan Kudoke months to create a watch at this level, and this model is rightfully called a work of art.
The hands are in a Breguet style and are tempered in blue. Bits of color come through in different ways between the hands, the jewels, and the gears. The overall effect is stunning.
This watch features a stainless steel case that is 42 mm in diameter with sapphire crystals on both the front and back. The strap pieces are attached to the lugs by screws.
This watch features a black calf leather strap with a Stefan Kudoke signed tang buckle.
How Can I Purchase This Watch?
This watch is offered on a reservation-only basis due to demand far exceeding supply.
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.
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