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One of our many new guilloché patterns, the Zigzag Guilloché is another example of Op Art (optical Illusion art) being used to create amazing guilloché.
The illusion created here is that the pattern has different sized lines and has been engraved at different depths, whereas the engraving depth is uniform across the entire pattern and the line width is constant throughout.
The illusion is achieved by alternating the line direction of small segments and leaving a small gap before the pattern continues.
As with all guilloché the pattern is uniform and repeating.
The main pattern is surrounded by a relief engraved chapter ring with roman numerals, itself surrounded (inside and out) with solid rings finely enfraved with small squares. All encompassed by a relief engraved index.
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.