diana chevron

Studio Olivari 2016

Guilloche is a decorative engraving technique that uses special lathes. Guided manually, these machines draw a precise, intricate, repeated pattern on the metal surface. The herringbone motif of Chevron, applied to Olivari best-seller Diana, expresses precious refinement.


  • TYPOLOGYSpecial - Guilloche

The Chevron decoration takes up the classic herringbone motif of traditional guilloche engraving as an expression of preciousness and refinement.

— Click to play: Riccardo Renzetti, Guillochè 2016

Different to freehand engraving, which is suited to more naturalistic and free decorations, guilloche engraving is typically mechanical and reiterative. It allows for infinite different patterns by varying the parameters of the process, which work in concert with the technician’s technical sensibility and aesthetic judgement.