Embossed dials

Little Saturday question buzzing in my mind, it's about embossed dials.

Has ever Vacheron produced references bearing this type of dial, let's say, from the 50's up to the '70s?

I don't have memory of such dials but that's probably due to my poor experience.

Eventual examples to show or references to mention would be very welcome.

Thanks to those willing to help me, wish you All a great we!




you mean dials that look guilloche but have an embossed pattern? If yes I
10/12/2014 - 17:26

would think this is a rather new method and not sure it existed in the 50s-70s

Exactly Alex
10/12/2014 - 19:38

For instance, I know for sure, being the source original, Flueckiger SA started producing dials with this technique since 1924.

Even an example with embossed numerals would suffice, thanks! smiley

a first requests from the archives dept shows that VC did not use this technique during
10/13/2014 - 16:13

the persiod you are interested in. however I will not be able to obtain a definite answer as this would mean digging in all the archives from 1940-1970 and checking each dial that had been ordered!

Sorry Alex but this is very disappointing
10/13/2014 - 19:13

of you. To check each dial shouldn't be such pain for a guy like you...

Haha, thanks Alex, I believe no other would have asked to the Maison, you did yes

If it happened to come across a dial like that please tell me if you don't mind, I've never had the chance to see one in metal and actually I believe, being this process cheaper, VC rarely produced dials with this technique, assuming it ever did. Thanks!

LOL that is funny :-)
10/13/2014 - 19:59


I have seen many of Alex's watches...
10/15/2014 - 14:30

I think "Man of Steel" may not be the most appropriate metaphor?  If my Photoshop skills were as good as yours, I would offer a photo, but based on watch preferences, I am thinking Auric Goldfinger may be a more apt metaphor!