The Secrets of Horological Engine-Turning (Guilloché), by Joshua Shapiro
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

The Secrets of Horological Engine-Turning (Guilloché), by Joshua Shapiro

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Joshua Shapiro, Watchmaker and Owner of J.N. Shapiro Watches

Video recordings of lectures are available to HSNY members immediately, and the general public with a 2 month delay.

The engine-turning technique (guilloché in French) has produced some of the most mesmerizing dials in the history of clock and watch making. Makers such as Breguet, Daniels, Smith, Voutilainen and Murphy have perpetuated this horological art form to the present day. At the same time, much of the history of engine-turning is little-known. At the February 4, 2019, meeting of the Horological Society of New York, Joshua Shapiro will discuss the history and technique of engine-turning.

Shapiro's lecture will delve into the mysteries of engine-turning, beginning with an in-depth look at exactly how engine-turning is done and the differences between the three different types of engine-turning machines. The history of engine-turning will be discussed, as well as the differences between modern and traditional techniques. The lecture will also feature video of engine-turning through a microscope, giving attendees an engine-turning experience from a rarely seen perspective.

The Infinity Weave Pattern

About Joshua Shapiro

Joshua Shapiro, owner of J.N. Shapiro Watches, is a watchmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. Shapiro studied watchmaking through the British Horological Institute's distance learning program, apprenticed with the famous watch and clock maker David Walter, and now specializes in engine-turning. Shapiro's engine-turned dials are among the most intricate in the world, and include completely new and unique patterns. His recent "infinity weave" fractal pattern is a basketweave within a basketweave, taking one week to hand engrave just the sub-seconds area on a dial. In addition to watchmaking, Shapiro works as a high school principal, and holds a B.A. from UCLA and an M.A. from CSUN both in history.

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The Patek Philippe, Tiffany & Co. Connection: A Partnership in Time, by Kelly Yoch
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

The Patek Philippe, Tiffany & Co. Connection: A Partnership in Time, by Kelly Yoch

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Kelly Yoch's lecture at HSNY has been postponed. Instead, HSNY will show George Daniels' lecture on the co-axial escapement at the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute from 1990. HSNY apologizes for the inconvenience.


Video recordings of lecture are available to members immediately (using your membership password), and the general public with a 2 month delay.

Kelly Yoch, Senior Patek Philippe Consultant for North America at Tiffany & Co.

Please note the special date, due to the New Year holiday. Free tickets are required to attend.

Doors open at 6PM. Lecture begins promptly at 7PM.

Individually, Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. are legendary luxury institutions whose names alone spark the imagination. This reputation and fame comes from almost 200 years of dedication to luxury and quality. What many people don't know is that the relationship between these two giants began almost as soon as they were founded. At the January 8, 2019, meeting of the Horological Society of New York, Kelly Yoch will discuss how this relationship has grown through the years, how it continues to get stronger and produce special collaborations, and what may come in the future.

About Kelly Yoch

Kelly Yoch is the Senior Patek Philippe Consultant for North America at Tiffany & Co. and was one of the first consultants hired at the Patek Philippe Mezzanine at Tiffany's legendary flagship 5th Ave address when it opened in 2008.  A graduate of Temple University, she is a world traveler on the hunt for meaningful souvenirs and interesting antiques. Kelly has built her career in luxury watches by becoming an internationally recognized expert in Patek Philippe, Cartier, and Rolex to name a few.

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