notaroberto-boldrini combines technology + craft to pave way for the watch.step

notaroberto-boldrini combines technology + craft to pave way for the watch.step

.STEP is a self-published project born following the acquisition of a 3D printer for the design team’s studio. the project is a criss cross between new technology and craft process. notaroberto-boldrini uses the 3D printer to create and assemble the different components themselves.

watch.step ‘pop’ is a unisex 3D printed watch with a quartz movement and a nylon strap



notaroberto-boldrini is a new design studio based in lyon, france, as a result of two different but complementary personalities and both with italian origins. the design team met in brussels at the sylvain willenz design office, where they worked together during one year. after, continued working at la chaux de fonds in switzerland — capital of watchmaking — to work with atelier oï for two more years.

watch.step ‘fancy’ is a unisex 3D printed watch with a quartz movement and a nylon strap

the french duo started .STEP, deciding to make their own product and caring for every step of the creation. this project is a manifestation to show modern designers about the new possibilities with the new technologies.

detail of the watch.step ‘pop’

the final product is the result of a work exclusively carried out in the studio, designed and manufactured entirely by notaroberto-boldrini. ‘watch.step’ is a unisex 3D printed watch with a quartz movement and a nylon strap.

design and manufacturing process concept

3D printing the watch.step with the ‘zortrax m200’

watch.step pieces before the assembly

materials and tools

simon boldrini + loïc notaroberto, creators of the watch.step

3D printed logo of the self-published .STEP project



.STEP products are found in notaroberto-boldrini’s website shop:



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


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