In this exclusive video, WatchTime contributor and event partner Jeff Kingston visits the guilloché dial workshop at the headquarters of Montres Breguet in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland.
Dial making, as Kingston tells us, is “one of the great specialties in the history of watchmaking,” and guilloché dials are a specialty within that specialty. To watch it being practiced is to journey back 200 years in time, because the methods and the machines being used in the process have roots that go back that far. It was Abraham-Louis Breguet himself, at his workshops in Paris two centuries ago, who introduced guilloché dials to watches. Today, the guilloché dial room at Breguet, the company he founded, has been described as a manufacture inside the manufacture. The machines are as “manual” as they get: all of the important work is done by hand. Enjoy the video and learn more about the making of guilloché dials.
Want to know more about the assembly of the world’s finest timepieces? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel, IBG Worldwide: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMX5ykcx0ieT4pkJwB5DBBA
IBG Worldwide is a video platform dedicated to demonstrating how the finest timepieces are really made. It hosts our documentaries that educate collectors in the many techniques used in the creation of sophisticated mechanical watches. This is an English-language video channel that no individual watch brand could create by itself.