Gadroons! No, not a Capitaine Haddock expletive...

...but a technical word used in watchmaking. Clue: I saw it used in connection with a new Piaget piece. Just when you thought you knew it allfrown

No actual prizes for knowing what it means except being awarded the 'Biggest WIS of the Week' award.

sounds painful :-)
06/30/2011 - 11:47


VC is fond of gadrooning...
07/01/2011 - 18:39

but what goes on in private...wink

Seriously folks, many iconic VC designs include an element of gadrooning, such as the knurling featured on many casebacks or this fine ine of beaded work on the bezel.  The term is most familiar in relation to furniture carving though.

Thanks Dean - i had sort of worked out the meaning but didn't...
07/02/2011 - 21:24

...know about the furniture derivation. It certainly adds a beautiful element to the Tour DeL'Ile