Excessive-end Swiss watch model Kerbedanz simply skilled a major model overhaul that strikes the elite timepiece maker in a distinct path whereas solely retaining among the model’s preliminary character (watches such because the Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon are remaining). This Cadanz Cruise Date 41 is among the new Kerbedanz watches and represents the place the model sees itself proper now. Gone is many of the “Previous World opulence” in watches the model made that very effectively suited your native oligarch however may not be notably hip on the road. Now, Kerbedanz sees itself as a kind of Hermès competitor (they use the identical Swiss producer, Vacher) with stylish, modern watches geared toward a very novel demographic for the model.
It truly doesn’t matter if this demographic and product shift for Kerbedanz is an effective or dangerous thought. What’s necessary is that it is a firm attempting one thing completely different for a distinct world — and that’s an excellent factor. The Cadanz Cruise is a bit easy, at first look, but it surely has numerous particulars that reveal themselves as you admire it. The watch kind of looks as if a significant improve for a era of people that first discovered about analog watches via manufacturers like Daniel Wellington or MVMT. The Cadanz Cruise Date 41 takes that “wristwatch design by graphic designer” theme that has labored effectively for the youth viewers and provides a little bit of conventional savoir faire within the particulars. A very good instance is the usage of guilloché machine-engraving within the middle of the dial — although at its coronary heart, the Kerbedanz Cadanz Cruise is a timepiece impressed by the whims and expertise of a still-emerging shopper demographic. Statistically talking, at the least a few of them will come into luxury-timepiece cash.
If you happen to carefully look at the most recent Kerbedanz assortment, you’ll discover that there are numerous new items and that the Cadanz is a household of watches in varied kinds for each women and men. It’s truly a bit complicated, as there may be each the Cadanz Cruise 41 and the Cadanz Signature 41 that options the identical case (with some completely different supplies), similar motion, and varies principally with regard to barely completely different dials. That is sensible although as these are all new merchandise and Kerbedanz doesn’t essentially know what the market will desire.
The metal case of the Cadanz Cruise Date 41 is, because the title implies, 41mm-wide and given a really good sprucing. This can be a $10,000+ watch and, accordingly, has to have a degree of match and ending that matches the hoped-for pedigree. The case is attention-grabbing should you fastidiously examine it, and I recognize the excessive degree of geometric artistry that may maybe be misplaced on those that principally concentrate on the watch dials. The instances are water-resistant to 30 meters (feels a bit meager) and are topped with a sapphire crystal.
The true discover that there’s a extra critical high-luxury feeling to the Cadanz is the motion, which is elegantly adorned with an anthracite coating on the bridges and a customized skeletonized computerized rotor in gold. The motion is named the calibre KRB-05 and is a 4Hz computerized with a reported 50 hours of energy reserve. The motion options the time with date, which is displayed in an attention-grabbing method.
The Cadanz Signature Date 41 watch has a extra conventional round-shaped date window on the 2 o’clock place on the dial. The Cadanz Cruise Date 41 has a distinct fashion of date-indicator window that’s truly not represented in these prototype fashions. The ultimate watches will retain the extra “open” look of the date window, however all however the present date shall be partially obfuscated for aesthetic and legibility functions. That may make it among the many few open date home windows that I personally like (simply not a fan of them typically). The crown to function the motion can be positioned on this quadrant of the case being positioned simply previous the date window on the 2 o’clock place. This asymmetrical crown place is fashionable but additionally serves to forestall the crown from jabbing into one’s wrist, relying on the way you put on the watch.
The Cadanz Cruise Date 41 is the sportier sibling of the marginally dressier Cadanz Signature Date 41 — and that’s additionally represented within the strap choices. Kerbedanz makes use of an attention-grabbing sequence of woven rubber straps, which I’ve solely ever seen being utilized by the much more high-end watch maker David Candaux. They’re properly made and have a fold-over Velcro enclosure to maintain then securely on the wrist. Relying on what dial model of the Cadanz you get, varied completely different colours of the strap can be found, together with the pictured orange in addition to blue colours.
Along with the naturally polished metal variations of the Kerbedanz Cadanz (CC200A141 with a silver dial and CC200E141 with a black dial), Kerbedanz additionally produces a DLC-coated black reference CC210D141 model of the Cadanz metal case (that are attractively paired with black dials and orange straps).
With solely mild nods to the model’s still-fresh historical past, and to the restricted assortment of prior-collection watches, the Cadanz timepiece household is a brand new and attention-grabbing tackle trendy wristwatch luxurious from the Kerbedanz model. The Cadanz Cruise is immediately geared toward a lounger demographic, which I perceive does NOT wish to put on a luxurious timepiece that appears like their father’s watch. Extra so, though the product has a really sensible look to it, small particulars such because the dial ornament and beautiful motion make it clear that the Cadanz isn’t any fundamental pedestrian watch.
The Cadanz merchandise are nonetheless very new, and it’ll take some time for the Kerbedanz model picture to shift within the minds of people that have been simply beginning to get to understand it. The “up to date” model feel and appear is one that would simply resonate with some, however different extra established watch customers might nonetheless be left questioning what the brand new path of the model precisely is. Cheap shouldn’t be one in every of them. Value for the Kerbedanz Cruise Date 41 watches is $10,600 USD in pure metal and $11,200 USD within the DLC black case. Be taught extra on the Kerbedanz web site right here.