THE DIAL

THE DIAL
15th September 2017 SWC
Bronze Beater Dial
There is so much to say on the subject of the Beater dial, too much for this post, but there are some significant elements that have been carried over from the original B1 dials. The B1 dials were manufactured in a way where the enamel was injected into a shallow rebate in the dial surface. We deliberately made the boundaries wide enough that they would show as a brass border on the outer edge and around the cannon pinion hole. The B2 dial is not enamelled but we retained this feature. It is actually very tricky to do. On the subject of enamel, the colour is deep and lustrous, a quality we wanted to replicate with a lacquered dial. It took many attempts and we pulled it off perfectly. You would struggle to tell the difference. The B2 dial  has a luminescent hour index that matches the lume in the hands. The red B in the same font as used on the caseback for the BE… in pink standing for both Beater and Batch.