Friday, April 5, 2013

KudOkTourbi - an Wrist-borne Octopus from KUDOKE and Habring2

Now this IS FUN!  A collaboration between  Stefan Kudoke and Maria and Richard Habring, sometimes collectively referred to as Habring2.  Here's the news, straight from the source -

KUDOKE meets Habring2
With a great deal of imagination and watchmaking expertise Stefan Kudoke has been creating extraordinary timepieces over the last years. In doing so he puts specific emphasize on details and the consideration of customers wishes which makes each KUDOKE unmistakably unique. By refining every movement by hand, causing an enormous effort, only a limited number of KUDOKE watches are manufactured – this is what he has in common with Habring2.

“We are organic!” – With this motto and sustainability in daily practice Maria and Richard Habring, alias Habring2, set new standards within the branch. While brands with industrial background still define their products using the term “luxury” the two of them are already a step ahead. They call themselves the “Organic Farmers” of watch production. Moreover the avowed animal lovers and owners of a dachshund accepted another adoption. The godchild answers to an admittedly unusual name:  "KudOkTourbi". 
Courtesy of KUDOKE and Habring2    

As its two-year-old brother "KudOktopus" it belongs to the cephalopod species. Its "father" Stefan Kudoke did not skimp on anything spoiling it with various features. It can be admired from all angles through two sapphire glasses of the 42 mm case made of stainless steel. The Alligator strap and folding clasp holds it firmly at the wrist. 

Octopodes are rumored to be quite intelligent. Following this, they like to explore their environment. In doing so our “KudOkTourbi” discovered its preference for Habrings’ flying one- minute tourbillon, not willing to release it from its rose gold tentacles. Fascinated by almost 100 high precision components rotating every minute around its own axis, “KudOkTourbi” enjoys new insights that constantly vary. After feeding it keeps the movement running for 44 hours. According to Octopodes’ natural habitat the remaining movement is featured all black – just like the depth of the sea. Besides our “KudOkTourbi” has a special gift: with its two tentacle tips filled with blue ink it is able to exactly determine time. 
Courtesy of KUDOKE and Habring2  

Its eight tentacles also represent the exclusive limitation number of this shy maverick. You can give “KudOkTourbi” a lovely new home at a price of 29,900 Euro (incl. 19% VAT).

Take a look at “KudOkTourbi” in the flesh at Baselworld from 25th of April until 2nd of May 2013! You will find it in Hall Palace, Watch Gallery, Booth P013 if it has not already taken flight.

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