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INSIGHT: Parmigiani Fleurier reveals secrets behind white grained dials

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Swiss brand Parmigiani Fleurier has offered an inside look into the creation of its 2017 Toric Chronomètre.

In a new report, the label has revealed the secrets behind the watch’s white grained finish, a complex process which ensures each dial is unique.

The grained effect is produced by rubbing silver powder onto a brass plate to create a textured surface.

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The force and duration of the rubbing  action and the properties of the silver mixture determine how pronounced and luminous the final grain is. Everything is done by hand with a horsehair brush.

Parmigiani Fleurier said the artisans who craft these dials are trained for years, adapting their technique and finding the ideal balance to create a perfect grained finish.

“It requires scarce and highly developed skill to create a captivating texture achieved by hand-brushing the surface of the dial with a silver powder mixture,” the brand said.

 

 

 

 

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