The Ornament 1 includes a 3D printed case, crown and buckle.
The Ornament 1 includes a 3D printed case, crown and buckle.

UK additive manufacturing (AM) company Renishaw has worked with Holthinrichs Watches to 3D print parts for the company’s limited-edition watches.

The Ornament 1 includes a case, crown and buckle 3D printed using a Renishaw AM250 machine.

The watch case has a diameter of 38 mm and is 10 mm thick and has a a raised inscription of the Holthinrichs brand on its edge with the words ‘stainless steel', ‘3D printed case' and ‘Swiss movement', in capitals on its reverse.

The batch of watches took approximately thirty hours to print plus post-processing and go on the market for €3,000 each.

The companies have also investigated making titanium watch parts using AM.

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