Our Praeludium Automatic is the automatic brother of the timepiece that started our watchmaking adventure. While studying at the Conservatoire in Italy, Yvo Staudt designed his first watch as a way to combat his loneliness. His design needed to meet three criteria: a blue dial, top quality, and an understated look. This personal project resulted in a venture that led to the foundation of Staudt Twenthe: the Praeludium collection.
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Select the color of your dial and strap below:
Stainless steel watch case with a diameter of 42.5mm and a thickness of 10.91mm.
Stainless steel leaf hands, highly polished. When the dial color is ivory the hands are blued by using heat.
Genuine leather alligator strap, crafted by hand in Italy.
"The elegant look of the Praeludium collection combined with the comfortability of the automatic movement and the date function makes the Praeludium Automatic a great a companion for everyday."
Yvo Staudt - Owner Staudt Twenthe Watches
The beating heart of the Praeludium Automatic
The Praeludium Automatic has a self-winding Swiss mechanical movement, powered by the movement of your wrist. When the spring is fully wound, the watch has a power reserve of 42 hours. The movement is finished with perlage and the screws are blued by heat. In total, the movement contains 25 jewels. The rotor has a circular cote de Geneve striped finish and is coated in 18-carat rose gold. The Staudt crest is engraved with pride on the movement's rotor.
Handcrafted in Italy
Our straps are made with love. In a small atelier in the northern part of Italy our straps are made by hand from the finest hides. Every piece of leather is vegetable tanned and is CITES-certificated. Our timepieces are standard fitted with an alligator leather strap, but you can also choose for other types of leather.
The colour of the outer ring of the dials in our Praeludium collection are build in 12 layers. Therefor we use an century old lithography machine, to make Staudt blue. The outer ring of the dial is spray painted by hand.
Packaging can be theater
Getting yourself a mechanical timepiece one of the most precious gifts. So we did our utter best to make the unboxing of it a real spectacle. Will you buy your second Staudt timepiece? It's even possible to transfer your watch box into a collectors box by interchanging the tray. Learn more...