is a decorative technique in which a very precise, intricate and
repetitive pattern is mechanically engraved into an underlying material
via engine turning, which uses a machine of the same name, also called a
rose engine lathe.
Today, only a handful of specialist guillocheur, outside of Switzerland,
make the watch dials following the traditional methods on vintage hand
operated rose-engines. Joshua Shapiro from California is one of those
Last year Joshua needed assistance with slicing meteorite for his new
dial project- we were happy to help. We also made a number of rather
intricate racks for his straight guilloche machine. He is a fine young
man and we continue to collaborate offering our machining skills and
His latest project was the 'Infinity watch' which generated global
interest. The entire batch was sold out. The prices for the steel
version was USD$21,000 and gold $29,000. He is currently busy designing
and making parts for his in-house mechanism.
Horology Raw & Uncut, 57 minutes interview with Josh Shapiro is a
must watch for any watch enthusiasts - especially is you are interest to
learn more about guilloche dial making, rose engine and history of the
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