Engraving consists of removing material with a chisel.

As in other watchmaking professions, the sharpening of the tool is essential. Then the dial to be worked is often placed on a ball.

During the engraving process, the ball and chain attached to the dial often moves more than the chisel. The dials produced in this way are always unique pieces and allow the wearer to have a real painting, a work of art, on his wrist.

Engraving has historically been used, and is still used today, to inscribe the name of the manufacturer on a timepiece.

There is an exception where manufacturers have signed their creations less often. This is the case of polished watches, in other words erotic watches, where for fear, especially in the era of the clergy, manufacturers signed their works less often. This is why nowadays a polished watch signed by its creator has more market value. But it is still necessary to be able to prove that it was signed at the time of its manufacture and not a few days before its appearance in an auction catalog.

Engraving was also often used, and is still used today, to inscribe the name of its owner and sometimes of an event.

Benefits: Engraving can personalize an object.

Disadvantages: The personalization of an object can in some cases be difficult to resell.

The engraving can be done by a professional engraver who will do the work by hand.

Engraving can be done by hand or by machine depending on the company’s possibilities.

Engraving can be done by machine. Sometimes by chain and sometimes by laser.