The 3D Printed Rolex

You have got to see how designer Franc Falco replicated a Rolex Submariner using a 3D printer! The entire thing is made from 3D filament and super glue, besides the Perspex face and the battery-powered clock mechanism. But he didn’t make the Rolex because he wanted a new watch — he did it as an exercise for his own 3D modeling capabilities as well as that of his Ultimaker 2 desktop 3D printer.

It did raise some eyebrows from critics regarding the idea that anyone could just print their own functional version, but the designer assures that that wouldn’t happen for 5-10 years. “Quality, tolerances, and materials aren’t yet available to produce anywhere near a usable watch, but it will happen when technology catches up,” he explains.

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