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Staudt Praeludium Chronograph Black Edition (Today’s most Appropriate Novelty…)

Staudt Praeludium Chronograph Black Edition (Today’s most Appropriate Novelty…)

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Staudt is a generally youthful brand, brought into the world in The Netherlands, with a somewhat unexpected idea in comparison to the typical newcomers and their open interpretation of watchmaking. The thought was to offer better quality, all around planned watches with an exemplary look and pleasantly executed developments. Everything began with the Praeludium Hand-Wound , followed two years after the fact by a chronograph variant of this watch . Today (and fittingly), the brand masculinizes its game with a full black watch, the new Staudt Praeludium Chronograph Black Edition.

From music to watches

Behind this brand is a youthful Dutchman named Yvo Staudt – and there was no sign that one day this artist, brought into the world in 1991, would become the proprietor of a watchmaking company. Yvo began his life as an accordionist, fundamentally playing traditional music. However, Yvo had an energy for watches and imagined his first watch during his examination at the Conservatoire in Pescara, Italy, without having the option to discover the watch to suit his necessities. Thinking “if you need something done well, you need to do it yourself“, he chose to begin his own watch company: Staudt Watches.

His first creation was named after a melodic term, the Praeludium or Prelude (in English). The Staudt Praeludium Hand-Wound (assessed here) was enlivened by nautical components, boats and marine chronometers, bringing about a traditional, exquisite yet a rather easygoing watch – and with hints of “Portuguese” plan components. A chronograph variant followed, still with a similar generally plan, decent execution and exemplary, easygoing rich look.

The Staudt Praeludium Chronograph Black Edition

Following last year’s chronograph forms, a dressy watch accessible in a steel case with ivory, blue or black dial, the brand is introducing a sportier, more manly form of this watch completely wearing black..

The rudiments of the watch are as yet unchanged. The Staudt Praeludium Chronograph is a currently yet not excessively measured watch, with a 41mm width and 13.6mm stature. The drag to-carry measurement is on the huge side, with 51mm, yet the hauls are bended and result is a watch that stays adjusted. For this extraordinary “Black Edition”, the case has been totally treated in matte black DLC – case, bezel, caseback, pushers and crown.

Complementing this bolder, sportier look, the Staudt Praeludium Chronograph comes with a finished black elastic tie – once more, less exemplary than a leather lash yet with this “clous de Paris” design, it remains moderately exquisite. The dial likewise went through certain developments. We actually locate the two-tone plot, with a dim focal territory and a matte black hour part ring, additionally surrounding the sub-dials. The hands are presently loaded up with Super-LumiNova, as are the Arabic numerals, upgraded in a more current path for the event. The dial stays perfect and even, with slight markers and tracks.

Powering the Staudt Praeludium Chronograph Black Edition, and obvious under the sapphire caseback, is a work of art, notable and solid ETA Valjoux 7753 – the bi-compax variant of the 7750. Running at 4Hz, with 48-hour power hold, it is embellished with perlage, blued screws and a rose gold-plated rotor.

Price and availability

The Staudt Praeludium Chronograph Black Edition is a restricted edition of 100 pieces, accessible today from the brand’s site here . It is estimated at EUR 3,289 (taxes included).

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