Kodoke Caliber 1

KUDOKE Caliber 1-24H

Kodoke Caliber 1

Brand KUDOKE
Caliber Number 1-24H
Type Mechanical, manual wind
In-House? Yes
Diameter
30mm
Height
5.05mm thick
Jewels 18
Power Reserve 46 hours
Vibrations Per Hour 28,800 bph
Anti-Shock System Kif
Balance Spring
Carl Haas
Features Central hours, central minutes, day/night indicator at 12:00
Country of Manufacture Germany
Known Models KUDOKE 2, KUDOKE 2 Grüner Wald, KUDOKE 2 Nocturne, KUDOKE 2 Red Dunes

The  KUDOKE Kaliber 1-24H is an in-house, hand-wound mechanical watch movement. This caliber has 18 jewels and is made in Germany. This movement is found in KUDOKE 2 watches in the HANDwerk collection.

This is how Kudoke officially describes the KUDOKE 2:

“A dial-side modification of the inhouse Kaliber 1 facilitates the unusual 24-hour indication at 12 o’clock.” –source

KUDOKE Kaliber 1 VS 1-24H:

The KUDOKE Kaliber 1-24H is based off of the Kaliber 1 with the following differences:

  • KUDOKE 1 (Kaliber 1) – Small seconds subdial at 9:00.
  • KUDOKE 2 (Kaliber 1-24H) – 24 Hour day/night indicator at 12:00 (no small seconds).

Inspiration:

The design of the Kaliber 1-24H draws aesthetic inspiration from vintage pocket watches. For example, the main bridge appears to be inspired by 3/4 plate style that A. Lange & Söhne takes credit for. Also, the hand-engraved balance bridge which is common on many pocket watch grades.

In Kudoke’s own words:

“During the development of Kaliber 1 I got inspired by the design of historical English pocket watches whose use of forms I deliberately incorporated into my movement. Ages ago I bought an old English pocket watch movement, that lay unused in a drawer for a long time. One day it fell into my hands again – just as the idea of an own movement began to take shape.” –source

Finishing:

Despite a background of working in the complications department at Glashutte Original, Stefan Kudoke himself has been on record to say he values finishing the most. Finishing by hand is what the brand is becoming recognized for.

When it comes to the finishing on his base Kudoke caliber 1-24H, the wheel bridge is finished by hand with a frosted texture. The balance cock is hand engraved with an infinity symbol.

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