Intra-volume marking in Sapphire

Hands cutting

Sapphire cutting

Bezels engraving

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Watch-making Industry

Laser micromachining for the watch-making industry


Ultrafast laser processing allows unprecedented quality and precision in micromachining: an ideal solution for the watchmaking industry.



  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Engraving
  • Marking
  • Surface texturation
  • Intra-volume marking

Laser micromachining can adress most materials used for watchmaking: stainless steel, precious metals, gems and precious stones, ceramics, ...


Key applications

  • Bezels and watchstraps engraving
  • Cliché machining for the caseback
  • Hands machining
  • Intra-volume marking in sapphire
  • Micromachining of Ruby jewel bearings

Laser micromachining offers several advantages:

  • High precision (from microns to millimeters)
  • High quality (no heat-affected zone)
  • One-step process (no post-processing)
  • Very good surface finish
  • High flexibility in pattern design


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