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Glossary of watchmaking

Engine-turning (Guilloché)

Guillochage | ギヨーシェ | 旋转车床雕刻 (麦穗状装饰)

Engine-turning (Guilloché)

A style of hand or machine engraving with intersecting wavy or straight lines. When the piece is moved horizontally or vertically against the tool, the finished effect is guilloché, compared with flinqué or flinking which follows a radial movement.