Reference 1142 Grenage Dials

11.09.2017

Urban Jürgensen proudly presents two new Reference 1142 Grenage Dial watches with Roman Numerals and small seconds.

Reference 1142 Grenage Dials

At Urban Jürgensen we have a long history of exquisite dial making in single piece fine silver and have launched a collection with handmade grenage dials.

The process invented during the 1800’s is challenging and in today’s form starts as follows:

First a final cut solid fine silver dial is engraved with the selected indexes, numerals, and texts. The ultra-shallow engravings are hand filled with a lacquer, and the surplus hardened material then polished off by use of increasingly fine diamond paper. The dial grenage layer is then built by manually treating and brushing a secret mix of silver powder, salt, and other ingredients onto the blank silver dial surface. By electrochemical bonding process, the dial face builds up a frosted pearled and unique silvered surface with incredible depth and granularity. The dial surface is achieved by a process that is handmade. This means every dial is unique, and every watch will, therefore, have its own personality and character.

At Urban Jürgensen, we consider this an example of the quality of choices we make in order to provide timepieces of true classical quality – destined to keep their allure for generations to come.

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