Staudt Twenthe Watches

We design, we develop and we love watches

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Middle part, spray painted by hand

Outer part, lithography

Did you know that the minute track of the dial has the same matt finish as the centre of the dial?

Also the numerals and the logo's are printed by using lithography. This results in a ultra sharp and crisp print, much more detailed as conventional pad printing.

It's like a chameleon

We use a very special technique to print our dials. The inner part of the dial is spray painted by hand and the outer part is a lithography.

"The techniques of a watch

should be in service

of the piece of jewelry"

Yvo Staudt - Owner Staudt Twenthe Watches

"The techniques of a watch should be in service of the piece of jewelry"

Yvo Staudt - Owner Staudt Twenthe Watches

Learn how our dials are made

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Spray painting

Step one

The centre (matt) section of the dial is spray painted by hand. After four layers have been applied, the dials go into the oven to harden.

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Lithography

Step two

The almost 100-year-old cast-iron lithography machine is prepared. The machine prints one colour at a time, so all printing plates and colour rolls are supplied with Staudt blue. 

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Lithography

Step three

The outer ring of the dial is printed by means of a negative printing plate and a rubber roller. The roller rolls outwards over the printing plate, leaving behind the desired printing on the roller. On the way back, it rolls over the dial, thus imprinting it with the selected colour. 

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Lithography

Step four

Each dial gets 12 laters of Staudt blue and after each layer is applied, the dials spends a short time in the oven to harden. Only one dial at a time can be printed using the lithography machine. 

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Lithography

Step five

The numerals and the Staudt logo are also printed by the lithography machine. The advantage of this technique, as opposed to conventional pad printing, is that lithography is much more detailed. 

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Lithography

Step six

Once all layers have been applied to the dials, they receive a special UV treatment, which prevents discolouring by the sun.

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Dutch made?

Our watches are designed, developed and assembled in the Netherlands. We work closely with the craftsmen who make our parts: watch cases, hands, crystals, watch boxes, dials, screws, etc. All parts come together in our workshop in Twenthe, where our watchmakers turn all the parts into watches.

The best of both worlds

We work with Swiss ETA movements because we place great importance on the reliability and availability of parts. The techniques of a watch should be in service of the piece of jewelry, so there are many parts that we replace or improve. For our hand-wound movement, for example, we make a completely new 3/4 bridge with chatons, mount a swan neck fine regulator, decorate the entire movement again, heat-blue the screws and plate the movement with 18-carat rose gold.

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Swan neck regulation

The jewels are mounted in chatons

The screws are blued by using heat

The 3/4 bridge is plated with 18ct. rose gold

We have more to tell you about...

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Our Story

Discover how it all started

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How we make our timepieces

Learn everything about how we make our timepieces.

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The chronology

Learn more about the timeline of our watches

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Our "history"

Our watchmaking history is not so long. However, our heritage is a bit longer.