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Rüdiger Aachen Watch Collection

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.

Rudiger R2700-04-001 Aachen Rudiger R2700-04-001.16 Aachen
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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.
Aachen Thermal Springs

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.

Rudiger R2700-09-001 Aachen Rudiger R2700-13-007 Aachen
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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.

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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