Kaliber 1

[News from the workshop]

KUDOKE with own movement!

Stefan Kudoke is known for his exceptional watch creations. He has been manufacturing extravagant skeleton watches with elaborate engravings exclusively by hand since more than 10 years. „KudOktopus“, his most famous model, is iconic amongst watch collectors worldwide by now. During the last years he concentrated on perfecting the art of handskeletonizing. Now Stefan Kudoke is going a step further: by developing his own movement.

For this he found valuable impulses at the old Masters – in particular those of the German-English traditional handcraft of precision watchmaking.

„During the development of Kaliber 1 I got inspired by the design of historical English pocket watches whose use of forms I deliberately incorporated into my movement. 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 an own movement began to take shape.

Historical Pocketwatch England

In the past, intensive cooperations between German and English watchmaking existed after all. It was the German diplomat and astronomer Hans Moritz von Brühl, who supported English precision watchmaking (for example by patronizing Thomas Mudge) and finally bringing it to Saxony and Dresden. By doing so he set an important milestone for the still famous Saxon watchmaking. „With our new watch movement I would like to tie in with this tradition and honour the old Masters.“ says Stefan Kudoke, whose home of choice and sphere of activity for the last couple of years has been Saxony.

Based on the watch movement Kaliber 1 KUDOKE is going to come up with a new line of models extending the range of „art watches“ and at the same time keeping his typical signature of handcraft perfection and artistic creativity. Also with his first own movement Stefan Kudoke sets great value upon the refinement of the watch components by hand. Be it the polishing of edges at bridges or steel parts, the engravings or the surface treatment of the wheel bridge using a special reaming technology – all steps during the finishing process are carried out by hand exclusively.

Technical facts

  • Diameter 30 mm; Height 4.3 mm
  • Indication of hours, minutes, small second at 9 o’clock
  • 28.800 half-oscillations/hour (4Hz)
  • Manual winding movement with 46 hours power reserve
  • Fine adjustment with tangent screws
  • Amagnetic escapement with Carl-Haas balance spring in Chronometer quality
  • KIF-shock protection
  • 18 jewels
  • Finish by hand with polished edges, decorative grindings etc.
  • Special reaming technology to finish the surface of the wheel bridge (by hand)
  • Hand engraved balance cock
  • Screwed small plate with hand engraved KUDOKE Logo

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