The dial

The dial

Exclusive face of all Naeschke clocks

Not without reason the dial is mentioned in professional circles as being the face of a clock. In our clockworks much attention is devoted to this fact. Whether printed in Roman or Arabic numerals or engraved by hand, every line and every line thickness is precisely determined beforehand. Numerous variants of a dial can be designed, compared, discussed and the forms of hands are chosen. Then when the draft release is made by our clockmakers, a dial becomes part of an exclusive Matthias Naeschke clock movement.

Noble material masterfully processed

Pure sterling silver in a thickness up to 1.5 mm is used as the base material for an experienced master engraver to transform in virtuoso handwork into an outstanding dial or chapter ring. Cut by cut, he brings out the numbers and headings in this robust and lustrous material. Back at the manufactory, the dials are given a black oxidation coating and the final line or mother-of-pearl finish. A final hard clear finish permanently protects the silver dials against tarnishing.

With a fine line

Other versions of our dials are coated with granulated silver and get a special lithographic printing. In contrast to screen printing, this procedure allows the finest line widths of one tenth of a millimeter or less. For organ clocks (or on special request) we use the classic enamel dial. The enamel is especially attractive if it is applied to a slightly curved surface.


Would you like to have something out of the ordinary?

We can also create dials with precious stones or diamonds. Applied numerals in precious metals are also possible. With regard to the choice of material for a dial, we offer a wide range of possibilities and processes.