The Studio has partnered with Lucasfilm for an extremely limited edition, and expensive, Death Star watch
March 26, 2021: The Swiss company Kross Studio that is “determined in creating innovative and exclusive art objects”, had made its debut with the Batmobile clock in 2020. Now, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, the brand has produced a 10-piece series of Death Star-inspired Ultimate Collector Set.
The officially licensed set consists of the Death Star Tourbillon watch and an authentic kyber crystal movie prop from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the 2016 film about the conception of the original Death Star, and it was the first standalone Star Wars movie not directly connected to the Skywalker saga. Together, the two are very much something for diehard Star Wars fans who happen to like watches.
Kross Studio took up the challenge of the central tourbillon - a mechanical complication honoring the prominent Death Star. Featured in a 45 mm black DLC coated grade 5 titanium case, the captivating Death Star-inspired Tourbillon cage makes one revolution per minute. On the surface of the Death Star-inspired Tourbillon, a green super laser cannon stands reminiscent of the space station’s kyber crystal enabling power.
The house-developed manual-winding mechanical movement delivers a robust 5-day power reserve. The hands have been affixed to a peripheral display that orbits 360 degrees around the tourbillon. Furthermore, the hour hand takes the shape of an Imperial-Class Star Destroyer, the bane of the rebellion, while the minute hand appears as a Super-Class Star Destroyer, able to carry no less than 38,000 stormtroopers.
At last, the fixed hour's wheel, filled with white superluminova "blue emission”, is inspired by the lighting halls embedded in the Imperial vessels. A traditional crown system has been replaced by an ingenious, inset push-button system. Kross Studio developed a D-ring-shaped crown on the case back for winding the watch, stowed out of sight to help maintain the timepiece’s sleek, space-age styling.
These clean lines are also preserved by cleverly hiding quick-release buttons on the underside of the case. Moreover, the watch is available with interchangeable bands in black, grey, and orange.
The Kross Studio Death Star Container is hand-assembled with 700 parts, all handmade and hand-painted
Kross Studio conceived an official reproduction of the famed containers, made of wood and aluminum, which were featured on screen in Rogue One. Kross states that these props have never been made available to the public, until now. Altogether 700 parts were required to produce each container, scaled to half the original film dimensions of 3.94 feet long (1.20 meters). The process was fully hand-assembled and hand-painted, the containers embody the iconic saga story down to the smallest detail.
Every aspect of these substantial art objects, like fine sculptures, have been thoroughly conceptualized and executed with immersive details that take the viewer into the Star Wars galaxy, from the electronic control panel to the backlit manifest panel inscribed in the Aurebesh language of the Galactic Empire.
The original Kyber Crystal movie prop that comes as a part of the Collector Set
Inside, the container is divided into nine storage units. Three interior sections secure three removable capsules, containing: the Death Star Tourbillon watch, three accompanying timepiece straps sets, and the genuine movie prop kyber crystal.
The other 6 free storage spaces within the crate offer ample storage space for collectors to house their personal Star Wars collectibles and ephemera, secured within a removable top cover.
Priced at an incredible $150,000, the entire offering is certainly worth it!