Enamel is a glass-hard protective layer that is fired onto metal surfaces. This process - carried out in the furnace - is very complex and expensive. The material has to go through countless work
steps until the finished end product. Enamel is temperature and acid resistant. The very smooth surface prevents the dial from rusting and is also very resistant to scratches, dust or dirt. The print
on the dial is partially or entirely applied by hand and then subsequently baked. Enamel dials often last for many centuries. Between 1660 - 1880 the dials of high-quality pocket watches were made
exclusively of enamel. Later, for cost reasons, metal or brass dials were also used. Today, dials are almost exclusively made of brass, or very rarely of silver. The Tourby Enamel dials are made from
925 Sterling Silver and the surface is given an enamel finish to resemble the original enamel dial as closely as possible. The dials are made in a small special workshop in Germany and are of
extremely high quality.