Guilloche Arabic 43

Approximate Period 1690 - 1860

Available in two sizes - 43 mm or 45 mm

The art of guilloche, named after the Frenchman "Guillot", in one of the great moments of watchmaking. Invented in the 16th century the craft was developed by guilloche engine in the 17th century. When the guilloche dial or movement is clamped and using the guilloche engine engraves a pattern. The Guilloche is a lathe and snail-shaped pattern is cut. The watchmaker has to be very careful that the pattern can be applied to the smallest detail to the dial. Depending on how you assemble and operate the guilloche, different patterns can be produced. It was made famous by the then French watch maker Abraham Louis Breguet, since the mid-18th century they have built pocket watches exclusively with guilloche dials and blued steel hands. Since 1900, the craft of guilloche is almost extinct. Today there are only a handful of people in the world who know the craft and possess the over a hundred year old antique machines.

In order to offer these beautiful watches at affordable prices, Tourby has machine-made guilloché dials, where modern CNC milling the pattern engraving on the dial. The dials are made of 925/000 Sterling Silver. All models have flame-blued steel hands after the 250 year old tradition. The cases are 43 mm wide and only 9 mm high. Two sapphire crystals with anti-reflective coating to give a clear view of the beautiful details of the watch. The Swiss ETA Unitas 6498 manually wound movement is avaliable in different stages of finishing. The design is rounded off by a genuine Louisiana alligator strap, deployment buckle and a high quality leather box. 

 

Specifications:

manufactured watch case

43 mm wristwatches in vintage pocket-watch design

50 mm lug to lug

22 mm strap wide

9 mm thickness (without domed crystal)

10.4 mm total height incl. domed crystal

PREMIUM manual wind movement (based on Swiss Made ETA Unitas 6498-1), 17 Jewels, 18.000 A/h beats per hour, power reserve 52 h

or TOP GRADE manual wind movement (based on Swiss Made ETA Unitas 6498-2), 17 Jewels, 21.600 A/h beats per hour, power reserve 60 h

Fine adjusted in 5 positions

Precision -2/+8 sec/day, after casing

Properly refined according to highest watchmaking standards
Domed and anti-reflected sapphire glass on front

Sapphire display case back

Dial made of 925/000 Sterling Silver

Heat-blued hands made of stainless steel

Stainless steel clasp

Watch straps made of genuine Louisiana alligator skin

Shipped in an attractive travel Leather case

anti-shock proof (DIN standard 8308)
antimagnetic 4,800 A (DIN standard 8309)

 

Prices:

 

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Delivery time within 2 months

 

Guilloche Arabic 43 Premium with Cordovan Leather strap * 2,125.00 Euro

Guilloche Arabic 43 Top Grade with Cordovan Leather strap * 2,775.00 Euro

 

Upgrades: (Please click on the text for more informations):

genuine alligator skin strap + 75.00 Euro

Change to straight crown * free of charge

Folding clasp + 50.00 Euro

Rose gold plated watch case + 200.00 Euro

Partial hand engravings on movement  + 750.00 Euro

Completely hand engravings on movement + 1,500.00 Euro

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The movement is available in two levels of refinement (please click on the following links for more informations about these movements):

 

Premium from 2,125.00 Euro

Top Grade from 2,775.00 Euro

This model is also available with a rose gold-plated watch case for an extra charge of + 200.00 Euro. The gold plating is an extremely robust PVD coating that neither scratches nor rubs off quickly. Even after many, many years, the watch will look like it did on the first day. Gilding for life!

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