The Dial as Canvas

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The Dial as Canvas

Postby koimaster » December 15th 2014, 3:16pm

Masterpieces in miniature – that’s the best way to describe the stunning, artful beauty of a hand-painted watch dial. Imagine recreating the depth and allure of a full-scale painting on a miniscule canvas measuring just shy of two inches in diameter. This is what some of the most skilled artisans in the world do daily for the finest watch brands in the world.

Hand painting a watch dial – with a single color or an array of colors that come together to form scenes, birds, animals, flowers, people, geometric designs, mythical beasts and just about anything one can imagine – is no easy feat. In fact, it can take hundreds of hours depending on the complexity of the image. Additionally, there is risk of damage at every step – rendering the dial unusable – and demanding the artist go back and start it all again.


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