German independent watchmaker Kudoke will unveil its first inhouse movement at this week’s Baselworld and has put it to work immediately in two new models: Kudoke 1 and Kudoke 2.
The company and its founder Stefan Kudoke are best-known for handmade skeletonized dials, but the new Kaliber 1 movement will be used in closed dial models.
Kudoke 1 is a three-hand watch with a small second sub dial at 9 o’clock. It comes in a 39mm steel case with onion crown and a clear sapphire case back exposing the movement. It is priced at $7,360.
Kudoke 2 (pictured top) adopts the same bright white dial in a steel case, but its key feature is a moonphase at 12 o’clock, which takes the price to €7,807 (US price is not available).
Watches are made in very small quantities, which is why Kudoke has only three retail partners in North America: Martin Pulli Fine Jewelry and Watches in Philadelphia and Passion Fine Jewelry in Solano Beach, California and online-only Watchbuys.com.