Clous de Paris

Nov 04, 2020,03:17 AM

Hi all,

A question for the experts. AP is obviously very famous for their beautiful engine turned “tapisserie” dials. GP have their also very beautiful Clous de Paris dials on their Laureato models. Are these also engine turned and made in a similar way?

Both have their appeal but just curious about the guilloche craft behind the GP dials.

Many thanks,
Chi Kai

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I can’t answer your question.

 By: Moana43 : November 4th, 2020-05:38
But, FWIW, I far prefer the look of the Clous de Paris.

Me too cannot answer your question and I prefer this...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : November 4th, 2020-06:02

Thank you! [nt]

 By: chikai168 : November 4th, 2020-10:51

Or could it be CNC-machined guilloche

 By: chikai168 : November 5th, 2020-07:38
As opposed to stamped? Been doing a bit more reading. Stamped guilloche is the cheapest, followed by CNC-machined and then off course at the top is hand guilloche. It is said that stamped guilloche is often shallow due to the limitations of the stamping. ... 

Definitely a possibility.

 By: Baruch Coutts : November 6th, 2020-01:23
My source for stamped dials was an article by Monochrome Watches. Perhaps GP themselves would answer an inquiry about the topic. Regards, Baruch

Do you remember which article?

 By: chikai168 : November 6th, 2020-02:02
I might ask my AD when things open up again to pose the question to GP. Many thanks, Chi Kai

Here you go Chi Kai!

 By: Baruch Coutts : November 6th, 2020-03:35 Under the section 'Nailed Dial' Baruch


 By: chikai168 : November 6th, 2020-14:11
Very informative read! BW, Chi Kai

Stamped for sure, but looks nice. [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : November 4th, 2020-08:10

Thank you. Do you

 By: chikai168 : November 4th, 2020-10:52
Know because of information from the manufacture or is it based on what you see in the physical dial? Or because RRP is too cheap to be engine turned? Many thanks, Chi Kai

Fair point!

 By: chikai168 : November 4th, 2020-13:34