Happenings Joshua Shapiro To Lecture At The Horological Society Of New York
The motor turning procedure (guilloché in French) has delivered the absolute most entrancing dials throughout the entire existence of clock and watch making. Makers, for example, Breguet, Daniels, Smith, Voutilainen, and Murphy have perpetuated this horological art structure to the current day. At the same time, a large part of the historical backdrop of motor turning is generally secret. At the February 4, 2019, meeting of the Horological Society of New York , Joshua Shapiro will talk about the set of experiences and strategy of motor turning.
Shapiro’s talk will dig into the secrets of motor turning, starting with a top to bottom glance at exactly how motor turning is done and the contrasts between the three unique kinds of motor turning machines. The historical backdrop of motor turning will be talked about, as well as the contrasts among present day and traditional procedures. The talk will also feature video of motor turning through a magnifying instrument, giving attendees a motor diverting encounter from a rarely seen perspective.
About Joshua Shapiro
Joshua Shapiro, proprietor of J.N. Shapiro Watches , is a watchmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. Shapiro examined watchmaking through the British Horological Institute’s distance learning program, apprenticed with the famous watch and clock maker David Walter , and now specializes in motor turning. Shapiro’s motor turned dials are among the most intricate on the planet, and incorporate completely new and novel patterns. His new “infinity weave” fractal pattern is a basketweave inside a basketweave, taking multi week to hand engrave only the sub-seconds area on a dial. In addition to watchmaking, Shapiro functions as a secondary school principal, and holds a B.A. from UCLA and a M.A. from CSUN both in history.
Monday, February 4, 2019, 6:00-9:00 PM at The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Doors open at 6:00 PM; address starts speedily at 7:00 PM. Free tickets are needed to attend .
All HSNY gatherings are free and open to general society, and all talks are video recorded.