The Guilloche artist – Centre Culturel de la Haute Horlogerie
A wonderful short film on the art of guilloche – mechanical engraving. In an age of mass production or computer-controlled manufacture it’s too easy to forget the ‘original’ hand-crafting – it’s too easy to assume that it was ‘just done by a machine’.
Guilloche does something to me and I can meditate upon a fine watch face for hours (yes, I know I need therapy) so it’d lovely to see this passionate film by a suitably brown-overcoated Frenchman, clearly in love with his draft.
Check out Watchismo’s article for links to other videos in this lovely series.