French Watch Enthusiasts
Print a 3-D Timepiece
By Kathleen Beckett
Jan. 14, 2019
If 3-D printing can be used to make a gun, why not a
watch? So reasoned a collection of creative minds in
Besançon, France’s watch center. And then they did.
The watch, named Specimen 01, has been called France’s answer to the Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon
GMT Titanio, which the Richemont-owned brand Officine Panerai introduced in 2016 as the world’s first high-end
mechanical watch made by 3-D printing and which carried a six-figure price tag.