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Presenting the sculptors of light


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December 2020

Presenting the sculptors of light

Start-up Rayform, a spin-off from the EPFL, has patented a method for projecting messages from every conceivable surface, from the crown of a watch to a gold wedding ring. The secret: shaping the material in such a way as to control the reflection of light rays. The applications are manifold, and MB&F is pioneering the technology in watchmaking.


witzerland is unique in that it is home to the heart of the world’s watchmaking industry, as well as to some of its leading research centres. When the two meet (which is still all too rare), sparks can fly. The case of Rayform SA, launched in 2016 by a team of researchers from the EPFL, is a perfect example of this.

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