Chanel applies “chemical 3D printing” to Boy-Friend Skeleton $43,255 watch

Chanel applies “chemical 3D printing” to Boy-Friend Skeleton $43,255 watch

The floating movement in Chanel’s new Boy-Friend Skeleton Watch has reportedly been made using a 3D printing technology. Speaking to Wired , Nicolas Beau, global head of watch and fine jewelry business development at Chanel , described the production process of the wheels as “chemical 3D printing.” But what, exactly, is “chemical 3D printing?” Galvanic growth The chemical 3D printing referred to by Beau is actually a kind of electro forming technique related galvanizing, commonly used to strengthen metallic surfaces and protect them from environmental wear, e.g. corrosion/sun damage. Swiss luxury watchmaking Rado , calls its process of creating […]

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