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.

Mechanical marvel.

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.

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ETA 7753 SD
Staudt S6498 Unitas movement
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Made in...?

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.

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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.

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

We have some stories to tell you about.

The man. Get to know the story of Yvo Staudt. It was never his dream to start a watch brand.

Watchmaking. We genuinely love to make watches. Let us tell you about the things we keep in mind during this process.