The founder and namesake of the company, Stefan Kudoke, was born in Frankfurt (Oder), on September 18, . From 1995 to 1998, he completed a training as a watchmaker at jeweler watchmaker Hoffmann in Frankfurt (Oder) and Glashütte in Saxony. Since July 2001, he is a master watchmaker. In August 2002 he began a study in business administration at the University of Applied Sciences Lausitz in Senftenberg and at the Institute of Technology in Letterkenny (Ireland) with the majors in marketing and design. With his diploma on “market and competitive analysis of mechanical luxury watches with special consideration of the Five Forces model by Porter” he finished his studies.
Since March 2004 Stefan Kudoke works as an independent watchmaker. Exactly one year later, he founded the watch manufacturer KUDOKE that has set itself the task to produce individual luxury watches.
In 2018, Kudoke debuted an in-house movement, Kaliber 1, based on the architecture of the Habring Felix. This was used in the Kudoke 1 and Kudoke 2, released with AHCI at Baselworld in 2019. The Kudoke 2 took the “Petite Aiguille” Prize for watches priced between CHF 4,000 and 10,000 at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève in November, 2019, his first win.
The focus at KUDOKE is on finishing mechanical watch movements from Switzerland by skeletonization and engraving. This artisan art, where the movement is sawed apart and is refined, today is only mastered by a few watchmakers and engravers.
D-15236 Frankfurt (Oder)
Tel. +49 (0)335-28 39 198