Kudoke 2 Black Piece Unique

Regular price
$16,500
Regular price
Sale price
$16,500
Manual-winding
39 MM
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SKU AS09042
Article Number 40991630
case size 39 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Avant-Garde
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black ostrich leather strap with signed stainless steel pin buckle. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, papers dated 7/2022, and certificate of authenticity.
overall condition The case is in outstanding condition showing only faint signs of wear from gentle use. 'Frosted' black dial with outer rhodium-plated chapter ring and subsidiary 24hr ring is in as-new condition with matching stylized handset. Signed 'onion' crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.
Manual-winding
39 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09042
Article Number 40991630
case size 39 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 2020s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Avant-Garde
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black ostrich leather strap with signed stainless steel pin buckle. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, papers dated 7/2022, and certificate of authenticity.
overall condition The case is in outstanding condition showing only faint signs of wear from gentle use. 'Frosted' black dial with outer rhodium-plated chapter ring and subsidiary 24hr ring is in as-new condition with matching stylized handset. Signed 'onion' crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.

Why We Love it

Kudoke is an Indie watch brand that no longer flies under the radar. Since winning the Petite Aiguille category at the 2019 GPHG awards, the brand has been flying sky-high, with collectors and enthusiasts the world over showing appreciation for their brilliant creations.

Founded by Stefan Kudoke in 2005, the brand has in many ways been Germany’s best-kept watchmaking secret. The HANDwerk collection, Kudoke’s follow-up project to the KUNSTwerk collection, introduced the Kaliber 1, an in-house manual winding movement used in both the Kudoke 1 and 2 model ranges. Unlike the skeletonized pieces with extensive engraving work found in the KUNSTwerk collection, the HANDwerk collection presented as more simple and refined, without straying away from their distinct design language and stunning attention to detail.

The Kudoke 2 gives us the best of both worlds. It has “Indie” appeal but remains conservative and steady in design. It offers a great entry point into the world of independent watchmaking as Stefan Kudoke’s pieces are relatively affordable and perhaps more importantly, accessible.

This particular Kudoke 2 features a 39mm stainless steel case paired with a signed ‘onion’ crown and a sapphire crystal. Like all Kudokes from the HANDwerk collection, the dials are handcrafted, with this particular ‘frosted’ dark gray dial featuring an outer rhodium-plated chapter ring and 24-hour ring surrounding a charming 3D day/night indicator, as well as a matching ‘spade’ handset. 

The sapphire exhibition caseback puts the Kaliber 1-24H manual winding movement on full display. What makes this exact Kudoke 2 particularly special is that the balance cock and brand plate are fashioned out of rose gold, a request made by the original owner and granted by Stefan Kudoke himself. 

The watch comes fitted to a signed black ostrich strap with a signed stainless steel pin buckle that’s virtually untouched. This piece comes with all the original goodies including its box, papers and a certificate of authenticity.

Brand Story

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Stefan Kudoke began his watchmaking journey at a young age. He had various stints at Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Breguet, Blancpain, and Omega. In addition to gaining all that experience at a rapid clip, he also obtained his Master Craftsman Certificate, all of which he did at the ripe age of 22 years old. Impressive!
Stefan Kudoke struck out on his own and founded Kudoke in 2005. He debuted the brand with the KUNSTwerk collection. It was here where the foundation was laid, each piece handcrafted with painstaking attention to detail. For a decade, Stefan Kudoke mashed the worlds of mechanics and art to create what would be the signature of the KUNSTwerk collection — hand skeletonized, extensively engraved dials. KUNSTwerk does translate to, “Work of art” and we don’t disagree with that one bit.
Kudoke would then seek a new challenge. Instead of creating the same elaborate handcrafted skeletonized watches he was known for, he decided to shift paths, looking to create a more simple, refined watch that didn’t sacrifice his signature engraving finishing. The result was the HANDwerk collection which not only introduced both the Kudoke 1 and 2, but also the brand’s first in-house manual winding movement called the Kaliber 1. Both timepieces come together to provide a beautiful, minimalist aesthetic watch that exudes quality.
The Kudoke 2 won the “Petite Aiguille” category at the GPHG awards in 2019, making Stefan Kudoke the first independent watchmaker from Germany to win such an award.
The future remains bright for the young Independent brand. Stefan Kudoke remains dedicated to maintaining the winning consistency in the HANDwerk collection and at some point, adding to the KUNSTwerk collection. We can only eagerly await.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Kudoke 2 Black Piece Unique

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Kudoke 2 Black Piece Unique

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