Classically trained accordion player Yvo Staudt has previously been featured in 0024 WatchWorld with his first series of watch creations. The watch lover from Twente, the Netherlands, realised that blood is thicker than water and started his own (small) watch house.
The Praeludium came, saw and conquered, because it sold out in no time at all. After the hand winder and the automatic there is now the highpoint in the Praeludium collection so far. This watch will also put an end to references to the accordion once and for all, because the fully hand-made Staudt Praeludium Guilloche, which has an equally fully hand-made guilloche dial, is an expression of pure watch passion; the only sound heard in this watch is the ticking of the escapement and not the Concerto No.1 in Bb Major for Accordion and Orchestra by Nikolai Chaikin.
The traditional pattern on the dial was carved out line by line from solid silver, with the utmost care. The watch case is made of rose gold and also finished by hand. In this classic, gleaming case ticks a beautifully decorated hand-wound movement that is made under the company’s own management and stands out for the circular Côtes de Genève on the 3/4 bridge, chatons de rubis, the traditional swan neck fine adjustment and the rose gold gilding.
The Staudt Praeludium Guilloche is made in the Staudt atelier in Enschede and is limited to 25 copies. The price is 14,000 euro.