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Wrist Art: Kudoke Panda

Kudoke Panda

Who doesn’t love a panda? They might be the worst animals at self-preservation since the dodo – provided they don’t know kung fu – but that just makes them all the more endearing in a bumbling kind of way. The animals have also made their way onto many a fine timepiece, the latest of which is this remarkably charming watch from Kudoke.

Kudoke PandaKudoke Panda

Here the bear seems to be engraved directly into the skeletonised movement, the monochromatic colours coming from white and black rhodium plating. Protected by a 42mm stainless steel case and sapphire crystal front and back, this hand-engraved panda is far better at surviving than its buddies in the outside world. It’s also superb value at 8,500 euros – just under £7,500; www.kudoke.eu

About the author

Sam Kessler

Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.