The Lost Art Of The Gilt Dial

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The Lost Art Of The Gilt Dial

Post by koimaster » November 9th 2022, 9:46am

Did you know that there is not a single watch manufacturer that still does a true gilt dial? It is a lost art if ever there was one. As a watch lover with roots in the vintage world, I have a weak spot for the old gilt dial. I love the depth and metallic shimmer you get as well as the tropical aging effects. Today, manufacturers print in gold tone. That is a very different process with a very different result. Let’s explore the subject and have a look at some examples of both methods.

“Gilt” usually refers to objects covered with a thin layer of gold — gold-plated stuff, in other words. This is not what an actual gilt dial is, though. To make it even more confusing, a gilt dial can even have silver-colored features. Time to have a closer look! ... EASv2QqvKg


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