We love watchmaking.
We love to make watches. Our watchmaking adventure began with the personal quest of our founder Yvo Staudt to make his view of the perfect watch. Nowadays we work with a team of watchmakers, designers and engineers to create our timepieces.
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 jewellery, 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.
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 the Netherlands, where our watchmakers turn all the parts into assembled watches.
This is how we make Staudt-blue.
Our characteristic Praeludium dials are made with great care and attention. We use a very special technique to create the outer ring of our dials: lithography. This very old technique is very detailed and the lacquer needs to be applied in several layers. For our Staudt-blue dials, there are in total 12 layers of lithography needed to get the right shade, within every four layers the dial goes into an oven to harden. In the video below you can see one layer applied to the dial.
One layer of lithography
Precision case making.
To make the cases for our watches we work closely together with some of the best craftsmen in the industry. For our cases we use 316L stainless steel or 18ct solid rose gold (4N) and they are finished by hand.
The finest leather.
All of our leather straps are made in a small leather atelier in the north of Italy. We only use the finest carefully selected hides, durable tanned. All our exotic leather straps are certificated officially by CITES.