Monday, October 16, 2017

KUDOKE PANDA

Panda is a cute animal that symbolises a balanced life in peace, happiness and harmony. With the latest KUDOKE model Panda we are reminded of this philosophy with every glance at the watch. Skeletonised and engraved into a manual winding movement the Panda Bear is resting in itself.
Gnawing it is sitting in a Bamboo grove, that continues also at the backside of the watch. For manufacturing this miniature piece of art Stefan Kudoke once again used traditional methods like skeletonising and engraving by hand – completely in line with the spirit of Panda. Instead of using CNC machines and laser to create surfaces, the Panda has been given a soul by use of a coping saw and graver.
The animal and its surroundings almost seem alive due to the double electroplating of the movement plates and bridges using white and black rhodium. Its heart is ticking with 18'000 vibrations per hour and its staying power lasts for 46 hours.
To make the Panda feel comfortable and relaxed at the wrist of its wearer, a stainless steel case of 42 mm diameter and two sapphire glasses protect this endangered animal.
Due to the extraordinary quality of skeletonising and engraving by hand, unique works of art are created. Thus every Panda is unique – just like in real life. The retail price of the watch will be 8500,- Euro.
Technical details
Case
Stainless Steel 316 L
Diameter 42 mm
Strap elements screwed
Screwed base
Sapphire glass on top and back

Movement
Mechanical movement, manual winding, Basic Unitas 6498
Diameter 36,6 mm
Height 4,5 mm
17 jewels
Rate: 18’000 vibrations per hour
Power reserve 46 hours
Spiral spring: Nivarox
Screw balance
Anker and anker wheel polished
Skeletonized and engraved by hand
Electroplated in 2 colours (white rhodium and black rhodium)
Screws polished and blued by hand

Hands
blued steel, Breguet

Strap and Buckle
Alligator leather strap
Buckle made of stainless steel (electively deployment clasp)

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