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This 3D-Printed Tourbillon Watch is a Modern Marvel

 - Jan 17, 2016
References: hodinkee & luxurylaunches
The tourbillon watch is a timeless accessory that dates back to 1795. Today, Swiss engineer Christoph Laimer has given the vintage piece a contemporary look with the help of a 3D printer.

Laimer is challenging the norm with his 3D-printed creation. The watch is rather chunky in design but it is fully functional and runs by itself. Unlike other tourbillon timepieces -- created by high-quality watchmakers -- this timepiece only operates for 30 minutes once wound as it isn't a full-fledged timepiece just yet. However, this doesn't change Laimer's brilliant creation from being a revolutionary product in the world of watch making.

Laimer has made all the source files of his modern tourbillon watch available for free, allowing fellow watch enthusiasts to recreate his design.