Electroplating

Mar 18, 2015,15:32 PM
 

It means they dip the dials in chemical solutions whilst passing an electriv current through the dial.

The chemicals deposit a coating bonded by 'galvansation' to the dial base metal (brass, steel, gold or silver depending on your budget). The different chenical deposit different colours,

Galva was an Italian scientist who experimented with electricity....frogs came into "play" but lets not go there...


Regards,
MTF

  login to reply

Comments: view entire thread

 

Baselworld 2015: L.U.C XPS Fairmined

 
 By: CaliforniaJed : March 18th, 2015-14:51
L.U.C XPS Fairmined Timely, Elegant, Ethical Luxury The new L.U.C XPS Fairmined watch combines watchmaking expertise with an ethical approach. The 250-piece limited edition crafted in Fairmined gold; illustrates the company¬Ěs continued commitment to The J...  

I Love that Chopard dial

 
 By: MTF : March 18th, 2015-15:07
What is that dial decoration? It's going to be tough to the photos but I will try. Regards MTF

Chopard refer to it as "galvanic"

 
 By: CaliforniaJed : March 18th, 2015-15:10
...but I am not sure what that means in this context, MTF. Please do try to capture some live shots if possible so we can get a better look. Best, CaliforniaJed

Electroplating

 
 By: MTF : March 18th, 2015-15:32
It means they dip the dials in chemical solutions whilst passing an electriv current through the dial. The chemicals deposit a coating bonded by 'galvansation' to the dial base metal (brass, steel, gold or silver depending on your budget). The different c... 

+1

 
 By: kolosstt : March 20th, 2015-11:21
Fantastic dial! Live pictures more than welcome.

Nice idea, for an appealing outcome. The dimensions are top.

 
 By: amanico : March 20th, 2015-11:14
The case is refined, the movement is a pleasure to look at, and the dial is original, and good looking. White metal planned? Best, Nicolas