Congratulations to Andy Murray on an historic second trophy at the home of the All England Club.
While Britain’s No.1 tennis player was the undisputed star of last Sunday, here at Engravers Guild we also want to pay homage to the heroes behind the scenes – and, in particular, the engraver.
The winner’s trophy and the runner-up’s plate are just two of 44 trophies, plates and salvers that need engraving on the ultimate day at Wimbledon… and it’s no easy job.
Having been carried out on court for presentations, serenading and photo posing, the awards are then brought in to the engravers’ workshop for the names of their new owners to be inscribed.
From start to finish, the process takes 20 minutes, all to the pressure of waiting photographers and a celebrating winner to have their moment with the trophy again.
Emmet Smith, the engraver for the famous tournament, says: “It is a massive privilege to handle a trophy with so much heritage”. He gives his craft a care and attention that is befitting when making a permanent record of a moment.
Engravers Guild takes the same approach. Each gift that is wrapped and delivered from our London workshop is finished with precision, and it is a privilege for us to create gifts that mark some of the biggest milestones in people’s lives.
Whether it is an anniversary, birthday, graduation or retirement, our engraved cufflinks, engraved necklaces and engraved bracelets mean it can be preserved in no less impressive fashion than the Wimbledon trophy.