In enterprise, some may argue there isn’t any such factor as “No!”. Yvo Staudt, the passionate younger man that’s the driving power behind Staudt Chronometrie, likes to assume so no less than. So what occurs if a consumer needs one thing Staudt doesn’t supply in its admittedly spectacular catalogue of mechanical watches? Does he get advised off, and despatched trying elsewhere, or did Yvo discover a technique to grant him his want? A collector from Kuwait can let you know the complete story, or Yvo for that matter, however we discovered the origins of this enjoyable little venture known as the Staudt “This Used To Be An Automated” Prelude Chronograph. And that ought to already information you to what makes it stand out!
We prefer to assume accumulating watches ought to be primarily about having enjoyable, and never about taking issues super-serious on occasion. Let your hair down, get pleasure from life, and discover moments that can turn out to be recollections for a lifetime, that’s the thought. And though there’s loads of seriousness occurring within the watchmaking business, there’s nonetheless a great deal of enjoyable to be discovered if you realize the place to look! The person from Kuwait I discussed within the intro is the instigator for Yvo Staudt having a bit enjoyable as nicely. When the collector reached out to Yvo for a guide chronograph, which has by no means been a part of the gathering as of but, Yvo jokingly stated “We may simply screw off the rotor!”. An concept was born, and a watch was made, finish of the story you’d assume. Shopper pleased, Yvo pleased, everybody pleased! However the story doesn’t finish there…
No, this story has a second chapter if you’ll. One the place the bespoke piece will get a follow-up within the type of a restricted version of 20 items (10 per color). Staudt created this simply to have a bit enjoyable, actually, and it’s not prefer it’s groundbreaking stuff. It began out life as a second-generation computerized Prelude Chronograph, which we reviewed final 12 months. It nonetheless has a 41mm vast and 13.6mm tall stainless-steel case and nonetheless has a bicompax chronograph dial in black or white. There are minor adjustments to the dial although, such because the inclusion of a tachymeter scale and now Breguet-style utilized numerals. The largest giveaway that is completely different, nevertheless, is the printed “This Used To Be An Automated” on the backside!
Turning the watch over, you’re greeted by what was an computerized Valjoux 7753 chronograph motion. However, as stated, Staudt removed the rotor that often gave it the power to tick, and as a substitute changed it with a rose-gold colored plate emblazoned with the Staudt emblem. It nonetheless works completely high quality, it simply must be wound by hand now! (we gained’t bore you with the specs, they’re down beneath). The aim was to present a discerning consumer what he needed, and so they’ve achieved simply that, and a bit extra! For those who assume that is cool, you’re fortunate to know there are nonetheless some accessible! If not, there’s all the time the automated model to fall again on.
This particular version of the Staudt Prelude Chronograph is proscribed to 10 items per dial color and comes on both a black or brown alligator leather-based strap with a buckle. It’s accessible instantly by way of Staudt Chronometrie for a worth of EUR 5.100.
For extra data, please go to Staudt-Twenthe.com.
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