Watches are often called wearable art, and that’s especially true for the latest Grail Watch, the Kudoke 2 ‘Starry Night’, made by the award-winning independent watchmaker Stefan Kudoke.
Kudoke’s restrained German watchmaking takes inspiration by one of history’s most famous paintings, the evocative Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. A velvety blue guilloché dial and vivd titanium case serve as the backdrop for this impressive watch, which features a hand-engraved sun and moon disk on the 24-hour indicator, along with numerous other fine details, like the infinity tip on the hour hand. Of course this watch, inspired by its name sake and continuing the Grail Watch theme of luminous excellence puts on quite a show at night.
Finally, while the style is classical, and the expression contemporary, the wearing experience promises comfort, with three strap options, a gray Alacantra, a blue rubber strap from Delugs and a Delugs for Grail Watch blue Denim Babele strap.
* Kindly note that your watch will be shipped at the end of May

Movement: Manual winding Kaliber 1-24h; 46-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, 24-hour and day/night indicator
39mm; blue CVD treated grade 5 titanium; water resistant to 50m
Dial: Blue “twisting vortex” guilloché with chapter rings, moon and stars coated filled in Super-LumiNova
Strap: Grey Alcantara with bovine calf lining and Blue stitching, with quick release spring bars, Delugs "Navy CTS Rubber", Delugs "Denim Babele Signature Watch Strap (Delugs for Grail Watch)"; pin buckle blue CVD treated grade 5 titanium
Availability: Limited and numbered edition of 30 pieces

A Work of Art

While Van Gogh worked in oils and Stefan Kudoke works in metal, the artistry and skill of both are undeniable. The dial of this watch pays homage too and is inspired by Starry Night, with a twisted guilloché pattern painted in a translucent blue, inspired by the famous painting.

Become the Night

The artistic inspiration of this Kudoke 2 extends even into the evening, and the luminous materials on the watch. Bright green has been used on the hour and minute hands, blue for the moon, stars and 24-hour ring and white for the outer hour ring. Even at night, this watch is pretty as a picture and framed with light.

A Curious Case

Even the 39mm case of this Kudoke 2 honors the legacy of Van Gogh’s famous nocturnal scene, as the classical design has been released in a surprisingly non-classical manner. Made from grade 5 titanium and treated to give the typically grey metal a vivid blue hue, this case is made to stand out.

A Beautiful Bridge

The rear of the watch affords a view of the stunning Kaliber 1, an exceptionally finished manually winding movement with a three-quarter plate and prominent balance bridge that results in a movement that is visually distinctive and dynamic.