Candidate since 2019
Born: 1978 – Frankfurt / Oder, Germany
Without any horological family background Stefan started studying the art of watchmaking from scratch. After finishing his apprenticeship at the watchmaking school in Glashütte he refined his skills at the German manufacture ‚Glashütte Original‘ in the studio for complications and prototypes and later in the service department for ‘Breguet’, ‘Blancpain’ and ‘Omega’ in New York.
Next to his further studies he started to skeletonize and engrave watch movements by hand – that point represents the foundation stone of KUDOKE. While making a name as a creator of exceptional artistic watches during the last years, the development of an own movement has tempted him for some time.
With his Kaliber 1 he recently went a step further in enhancing his watchmaking abilities, again setting great value upon the refinement of the watch components by hand.
“My dream is to lead a fulfilled life as an independent watchmaker, where I have the chance to constantly develop myself and learn something new every day. And I am happy to be able to live my dream!”