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Hand Engraving and Hand Guilloché by Benzinger Watches

May 11, 2010

This is a high-defintiion video of master watchmaker Jochen Benzinger, who creates fully skeletonized hand engraved timepieces. In the video, Jochen Benzinger shows off his process for hand engraving a guilloché pattern on a movement. The video also features many of the watchmaking techniques that are used to produce a Benzinger timepiece. Including close-ups of hand engraving, skeletonizing, guilloché, flame bluing of parts, creation of frosted Breguet dials and more. Only about 100 watches leave the German workshop each year.

The watchmaking workshop of Jochen Benzinger Launches the new Benzinger Boutique Collection. It was only recently that Jochen Benzinger, Hermann Grieb, and Georg Bartkowiak surprised the watch world with the unique Grieb & Benzinger Platinum luxury watches based on historical movements. In just a short amount of time, these have become an insider tip for collectors. A maximum of 5 to 10 of these watches can be produced in one year.

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In order to do justice to the demand for these one-of-a-kind handmade pieces, Benzinger's workshop now also offers unique pieces, one-of-a-kind watches, and specially skeletonized timepieces in steel, white gold, or rose gold as desired based on contemporary movements under the label BENZINGER. In the new BENZINGER BOUTIQUE collection, it is the characteristic hand-skeletonized movements, genuine hand-guilloché dials, and technical modifications such as the striking position of the hour and minute displays above the dial as well as "lifestyle watches" that are the focus. The fine line between traditional technology and exceptional design is achieved particularly well.

Because of their own inimitable style, BENZINGER unique pieces are instantly recognizable. The enormous production depth of "made in Germany" is a guarantee that BENZINGER unique pieces are incredibly rare, ensuring the owner corresponding exclusivity. Only about 100 watches leave the workshop every year. In order to discuss requests for made-to-order timepieces, private clients and retailers from all over the world personally visit the workshop in Pforzheim.

And it is not only the world's economic situation that has watch collectors thinking differently: substance and handcrafting count more than ever these days. The BENZINGER workshop profits greatly from this; the demand for unique pieces and those made according to a client's own wishes is consistently rising.

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Jochen Benzinger is the leading specialist worldwide for skeletonized and guilloché timepieces. Watch movements are skeletonized, guilloché, hand-engraved, and even sometimes technically modified by hand in his workshop in a traditional manner using special historical machines and tools. This allows him to create his own characteristic style of horological art. For many years, Benzinger and business partner Georg Bartkowiak have manufactured chiefly in the name of big brands such as IWC, Fabergé, Chronoswiss and Tourneau. BENZINGER unique pieces are available in steel or gold cases.

BENZINGER BOUTIQUE Collection: "White Dragon"
White mother-of-pearl dial, hand-created and applied dragon, white leather strap, diamond bezel, 18K White gold case, 42 mm, movement set with pavé diamonds, € 32.500,00 ($43,537.00)

BENZINGER BOUTIQUE Collection: "Coffee Blossom"
Movement completely skeletonized, engraved and engine-turned by hand, 18K White gold case with leather strap, 42 mm, diamond bezel, € 25.500,00 ($34,159.00)

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