3D-Printed Tourbillon Clock

The Laimer Christoph

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Thu, Jan 14th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Composed of 51 printed parts, 15 pins, 14 washers, and 21 screws, this fully functional 3D printed tourbillon watch made by Swiss engineer Christoph Laimer goes to show the level of sophistication now achievable from 3D printers. The files are readily available for download if you want to make your own.

This is an actual watch, with a tourbillon, that is almost entirely 3D printed. Think about it: the tourbillon – a 200+ year old invention designed by one of the greatest watchmakers to ever live, which for most of its history has been practically synonymous with hand-craftsmanship and high end watchmaking, has been produced in a working watch with a 3D printer.

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