The Praeludium Hand Wound is the watch that started our watchmaking adventure. The current model is the fourth version of the very first watch that Yvo Staudt designed during his conservatoire studies. His design needed to meet three criteria: blue, top quality and understated. This personal project, stemming from an attempt to escape loneliness, resulted in the foundation of Staudt Twenthe: the Praeludium collection.
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Select the color of your case, dial and strap below:
Stainless steel watch case with a diameter of 42.5mm and a thickness of 11.9mm.
Double layered dial with a two-tone color combination. Learn more about how we make our dials...
Stainless steel leaf hands, highly polished. When the dial color is ivory the hands are blued by using heat.
Genuine alligator leather watch strap. Made by hand in Italy.
"The watch where it started with. The actual Praeludium Hand Wound is the third facelift of the first watch I ever made. It is the heart and soul of the collection and our brand."
Yvo Staudt - Owner Staudt Twenthe Watches
The beating heart of the Praeludium Hand Wound
The Praeludium Hand Wound has a Swiss mechanical movement that was developed in-house and must be wound by hand. It is based on a centuries-old movement that was much used in pocket watches. The characteristic 3/4 bridge has an extremely high-quality finish with a circular cote de geneve striped finish and a mixture of blued an polished screws. The movement contains 19 rubies, four of which are mounted in chaton de rubis. To optimize the regulation of the movement, a swan-neck fine adjuster has been fitted. The escapement is finished in perlage. All bridges and the main plate are coated in 18-carat rose gold.
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...