Rüdiger Bavaria Men’s Chronograph Watch Collection

Neuschwanstien Royal Palace in Bavarian Alps


by Adrian Herscovici  

Bavaria the Proud

Rüdiger WatchesLocated in the German southeast, Bavaria is the largest German state by area and home to 12.5 million people. Many Bavarians consider themselves Bavarian first and German second, a sovereign mindset that dates back to 1806 when Napoleon rule abolished the Holy Roman Empire and established the Kingdom of Bavaria. Pride in identity is still a Bavarian trait that runs deep among its inhabitants.

Most people have heard about the Bavarian appetite for beer and sausage, but Bavaria is so much more than Oktoberfest and men in lederhosen. The Free State of Bavaria, as it is known today, is a vast land of deep forests, picturesque mountains and modern cities, with Munich as its capital – a cultural and economic center with a reputation for being a social and economic innovator.

The Bavaria watch collection by Rüdiger captures the independent spirit of the modern state of Bavaria with its contemporary styling and quality. The watch’s focal point is the figure eight shape through the center of the dial, which is comprised of two recessed, unified sub-dials. The configuration is balanced and discreet, but refreshes an otherwise straightforward dress-watch design with additional dimensionality.

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Both sub-dials are associated with the chronograph function: the lower sub-dial tracks elapsed seconds when the start/stop pusher is engaged, while the upper sub-dial tracks elapsed hours. Piston-shape chronograph pushers flank a fluted crown. The watch’s luminous and shapely hour and minute hands are in the feuille (leaf) style, while the central seconds hand and chronograph hands are thin and straight. Arabic numbers are integrated into the sub-dials as a contrast to the large Roman numerals.

Bavaria watch cases are 42 mm and made from 316L stainless steel. One model in the collection is coated with IP rose gold and has matching rose-gold-color hands and Roman numerals. The stainless steel variations include one model with a black dial and silver numerals, another with a white dial and black numerals and a third with a white dial and gold-color numerals. Bavaria watches have solid casebacks and utilize mineral crystals. They are water resistant to 165 feet and contain quartz movements.

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Watches in the Bavaria collection are dressy and integrate easily into a typical gentleman’s wardrobe, with a look that suits formal or smart-casual settings. The polished round cases and neutral color schemes are complemented by leather calfskin straps with prong buckles that complete the elegant look.

A trip through Bavaria uncovers sublime beauty at every turn, and proud people who relish in the colorful past of their dear land. Bavaria watches by Rüdiger are worthy of the Bavarian state of mind and its high quality of life. The watches are crafted with a combination of modern styling and classical simplicity; the result is a well-rounded dress watch for men with diverse tastes. Contact an authorized Rüdiger watch dealer for more information.

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Rüdiger Aachen Watch Collection

Aachen Thermal Springs


by Adrian Herscovici  

Quintessential German Styling, Contemporary Appeal

Rüdiger WatchesAachen is a German city situated in the Meuse basin, surrounded by hills, at the tripoint of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. It is known for its temperate climate and naturally occurring thermal springs. The emperor Charlemagne was so impressed with Aachen, he moved there, and made it the capital of his empire in the late 8th century.

As one of the oldest watchmaking nations, Germany is home to many world-class manufactures. As one of Germany’s most innovative cities, with an economic backbone comprised of those in the science, engineering and manufacturing sectors, Aachen is a fitting city for which to name a men’s contemporary “sport dress” watch.

The highlight of the men’s Aachen is the dial, which features a scallop-shell engraved pattern as its base, conjoined sub-dials and a date window framed by molding.

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The Aachen’s refined appearance reiterates a dial layout convention often found in German dial design in which one sub-dial bites into another; in this case, the arced retrograde GMT register overlaps the 24-hour sub-dial in its lower right quadrant. The brand name, Rüdiger Germany, sits prominently at the top of the dial at 12 o’clock, although no primary numerals actually appear on the dial. Instead, the hour, minute and second markers line the rehaut.

The hands of the Aachen are either natural stainless steel or rose gold IP depending on the model. The hour and minute hands are lance style; the small hands that appear on the sub-dials are a form of reverse leaf, i.e., the stem faces forward and the leaf tip is at the back. The finish on the date window molding always matches the hands of the particular watch.

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Aachen’s 42 mm, 316L stainless steel case features a polished bezel and polished lugs; it is available in natural steel, IP rose gold or IP black. The crown is signed with the Rüdiger “R” and the front-side crystal is made of mineral glass. Each Aachen watch is paired with a black or brown leather strap and a traditional prong buckle.

So much of what is appreciated about German watch design is reflected in the Aachen collection, with its dial design that is among the most inspired in the Rüdiger lineup. These watches are sophisticated enough to wear with a suit but casual enough to stick with once the weekend jeans come on. Contact an authorized Rüdiger watch dealer, and ask about the Aachen Collection.

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Introducing the Rüdiger Gorlitz Watch Collection

Rüdiger Gorlitz Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

A German city of architectural treasures provides the inspiration for an open-heart treasure from Rüdiger.

Rüdiger WatchesGorlitz is not only the Easternmost city in Germany, it is also one of the best preserved. Within a few hundred yards of each other, visitors can find spectacular examples of beautifully restored Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and art nouveau buildings. The city has Germany’s most extensive heritage area, with over 4,000 listed buildings.

Rüdiger Gorlitz CollectionIt is not surprising that this historic city, which many consider the most beautiful in Germany, served as the inspiration for one of the most beautiful watches that Rüdiger has ever produced. Rüdiger Gorlitz Collection timepieces use a classic “open heart” configuration to proudly display the premium Miyota 82S7 Automatic Movement that powers this spectacular watch.

There is a porthole on the front of the watch dial that reveals the spinning balance wheel. On the back, a special tinted glass caseback displays the rest of the movement at work. Everything about this fine timepiece is a showcase for Rüdiger’s exceptional quality and attention to detail.

The beautifully textured dial uses twelve stainless steel screws as indices and features two well-placed sub-dials that indicate continuous seconds and 24-hour time. The harmonious integration of these two sub dials with the distinctive open-heart complication gives this watch its unique appeal. With polished brass hands and a fluted brass crown that perfectly match the watch’s balance wheel and gear train, there is no mistaking this distinctive mechanical watch.

The Rüdiger Gorlitz is available with your choice of a solid stainless steel bracelet with a butterfly buckle, or a premium leather strap with a deployment buckle. The precisely engineered stainless steel case is water resistant to 165 feet and is equipped with scratch resistant mineral glass crystals on the front and back of the watch.

Rüdiger Gorlitz CollectionIf you visit Gorlitz, you’ll want to be sure to visit the historic City Hall with its two clock towers that date from 1524. If you don’t have time to travel this far, just make sure you have a Rüdiger Gorlitz timepiece on your wrist. A Gorlitz watch is a fabulous reminder of Germany’s classic style and proud heritage. To reserve your own Rüdiger Gorlitz Collection timepiece, contact your authorized Rüdiger dealer today.

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Introducing the Rüdiger Essen Watch Collection

Rüdiger Essen Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Rüdiger Essen: inspired by a city where even the coal mines are beautiful, this shimmering beauty exemplifies German design at
its best.

Rüdiger WatchesEssen, Germany, located on the Ruhr River, has been one of the country’s cultural and industrial centers for hundreds of years. Home to the centuries-old Krupp family iron works, the city was one of the first in Europe to popularize the Garden City Movement that envisioned self-contained greenbelts containing a well-planned balance of residences, industry and agriculture. The Zollverein Industrial Complex is the city’s most recognizable landmark, and the Bauhaus style shafts to the area’s historic coal mines are now considered to be architectural and technical masterpieces, earning the now famous Shaft XII the designation as the “most beautiful coal mine in the world.”

Rüdiger Essen CollectionIt is not surprising that this beautiful and historic city would serve as the inspiration for the exquisite new Rüdiger Essen Collection. The classic simplicity of these beautifully designed 26 mm ladies watches is reminiscent of Essen’s Bauhaus heritage. A classic three-hand configuration features an easy-to-read minimal dial with raised stud indices, a beautiful applied Rüdiger logo, and a brilliant diamond at 12 o’clock. Encircling the dial is a distinctive bezel studded with 36 sparkling CZ stones.

The Collection is available in stainless steel and IP yellow gold versions, each fitted with an integral stainless steel bracelet. Rüdiger Essen watches are powered by a precision Swiss made quartz movement and are water resistant to 100 feet. Like all Rüdiger watches, the Essen remains true to the clean lines and technical excellence that have always been associated with Germany’s best watchmakers. Unlike some brands, Rüdiger utilizes modern manufacturing techniques and movements that make watches like the beautifully executed Essen Collection much more affordable than their German counterparts.

Rüdiger Essen CollectionLike the Bauhaus masterpieces that have made the city of Essen famous, the Rüdiger Essen Watch Collection exhibits a refined simplicity that will never go out of style. To reserve one of these German classics for yourself, just contact an authorized Rüdiger dealer today and ask to see the Essen Collection.

Gevril Group US Agent for Rüdiger Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US agent for Rüdiger Watches. Contact us by email or call 845-425-9882.

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