Chain Mail Guilloché
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Another unique guilloché pattern by Wessex Watches!
Inspired by the protective armour used for centuries to protect warriors in battle. It is believed that the Celts invented chain mail as it was adopted by the Romans after the their conquest of Britain because it was so effective!
The entire dial here is engraved in relief with both the main and sub-dial featuring our own design chain mail pattern (slightly smaller in the sub-dial). The border to the main relief comprises a repeatin diamond pattern and elongated diamonds have been used as the 5 minute markers around the index. The index markers are Roman numerals with diamond separators.
The hands on the pictured watch are rose gold plated eccentric moon (Breguet) style.
Guilloché is traditionally produced by engraving the pattern on the dial with a hand turned Rose Engine lathe, also known as a guilloché lathe; or if budget is not a constraint, hand-engraved. Both arts are time consuming and are only found on watches costing many thousands of pounds.
Many reasonably priced watches feature patterns the makers refer to as guilloché, but the dials are mass produced with the patterns machine stamped before the pad printing stage.
We at Wessex have developed our own methods of micro-engraving dials allowing us to produce not only traditional guilloché patterns, but countless different patterns also. Each one of our dials is handmade to order so the possibilities for customisation are endless!
In common with all Wessex timepieces the watches features:
- Hand-crafted relief engraved 925 silver dial
- High quality Swiss mechanical movement
- Precision CNC milled 316L stainless steel case
- Hand-crafted premium leather strap
Each of our watches is assembled, regulated and tested by us at Wessex.