Located in a small town an hour’s east of Dresden, Stefan Kudoke is a watchmaker who specialises in engraved and skeletonised timepieces – though he recently debuted a proprietary calibre developed with the help of Richard Habring.
Mr Kudoke’s latest, however, is a return to form. The Free KudOktopus continues a theme found in earlier watches. But while earlier octopus watches had the movement open-worked to form the tentacled creature, the Free KudOktopus liberates the octopus.
The base plate and bridges of the movement have been skeletonised into an octopus, with the octopus parts white rhodium-plated for contrast. On the front the tentacles continue out from the movement to the bezel, case band and lugs.
Beyond the engraving, the movement has also been dressed up finishing like bevelled spokes on the barrel ratchet wheel and blued steel screws. Like many of Mr Kudoke’s other skeleton watches, the Free KudOktopus uses the hand-wound Unitas 6498 as the base movement, while the case is steel and 42mm in diameter.
Price and availability
The Free Kudoktopus is priced at €10,100 before taxes, or about US$11,00.
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