There has been a lot of buzz about Stefan Kudoke and the upcoming Kudoke watch
line. Reminding me of a more refined and precision cut Krone skeletonized watches, the Kudoke watches are all about appreciating the beauty of a watch movement. Stripped to the bone (no pun intended) this skeletonized look even gets a fair amount of engraving decoration on many of the bridges. Such engraving contrasts with perlage polish, while steel and gold tones play off of one another in this very interesting design. The hands of the watch look as finely cut as the face, but seem to have an artisan look that helps promote the idea that this is still an 'independent' watch. Seeing this timepiece in a 'still' image doesn't allow you to appreciate just how animated the entire piece likely is while in operation. With gears constantly moving the entire timepiece serves to feature the essential aspect of watch making... the watch movement itself.
More details will be available later this month as the Kudoke watch line is officially unveiled at Baselworld. The movements are each skeletonized and decorated by hand. I anticipate the watch line to be in precious metals with comparable luxury pricing.
Ariel Adams publishes the watch review site