Kross Studio collaborates with Lucasfilm on an extremely limited-edition Star Wars inspired set, paying tribute to the iconic space saga.
The 10-piece Death Star Ultimate Collector Set is made for those who savor Star Wars history as much as high-end design objects.
It is composed of a Death Star Tourbillon watch and an authentic kyber crystal movie prop from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, delivered in an outstanding Imperial kyber crystal container.
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Kyber crystal container
The powerful and precious nature of the crystals required them to be stored in armored crates for transport. Faithful to the film storytelling, the container safeguards the precious elements inside: the Death Star Tourbillon watch, its set of straps and the kyber crystal are therefore secured in an official reproduction of those famous orange containers used by the Galactic Empire.
A functional art piece
More than 700 parts were necessary to produce each container, scaled to half the original film dimensions of 3.94 feet long (1.20 meters). Fully hand-assembled and hand-painted, the containers embody the iconic saga story down to the smallest detail.
An immersive visual experience
Every aspect of these substantial art objects, like fine sculptures, have been thoroughly conceptualized and executed with immersive details.
The container is divided into nine storage units. Three interior sections secure three removable capsules. The other six 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.
The three capsules contain the Death Star Tourbillon watch, two additional straps and the original kyber crystal movie prop.
The Death Star™ Tourbillon watch
Kross Studio took up the challenge of the central tourbillon - a rare mechanical complication honoring the prominent Death Star. This in-house-developed manual-winding mechanical movement delivers a robust 5-day power reserve.
Inspired by the Death Star legacy
Like the powerful battle station itself, the masterpiece of 281 components highlights notable technical innovations, such as the hands which have been affixed to a peripheral display that orbits 360 degrees around the tourbillon.
The hour hand embodies an Imperial-Class Star Destroyer, the bane of the rebellion, while the minute hand appears as a Super-Class Star Destroyer, one of the most powerful Empire vessels.
The watch honors the Death Star’s fine architecture down to each smallest component, with hand finished decoration techniques such as drawing, polishing and satin-finishing.
Death Star-shaped tourbillon cage
The captivating tourbillon cage represents the northern hemisphere of the Death Star, making one revolution per minute. On the surface of the Death Star-inspired Tourbillon, a green superlaser cannon stands reminiscent of the space station’s kyber crystal enabled power.
Each realization of a Death Star-shaped tourbillon cage required 260'328 lines of code, which led to 483 operations on high-technology machines.
Star Wars iconography is subtly inserted to sublimate the whole such as the esthetic Galactic Empire emblem and the Aurebesh script.
A 45 mm case
A dome-shaped sapphire crystal has been specifically conceived in order to house the Death Star tourbillon cage and its green superlaser. Made in black DLC coated grade 5 titanium, this 45mm case is crafted to the finest standards of Swiss design and engineering.
An ingenious crown system
The traditional crown system has been replaced by an ingenious, inset push-button system, featuring an engraving in Aurebesh script - one of the most widely used alphabets in the Star Wars galaxy. To set time and wind the movement, Kross Studio developed a D-ring shaped crown on the case back, stowed out of sight to help maintain the timepiece’s sleek, space-age styling.
The Death Star-inspired Tourbillon watch itself tells us a great story of passion, craftsmanship and advanced technology.
The timepiece is equipped with an interchangeable strap system. The clean lines are preserved by cleverly hiding the two quick-release buttons on the underside of the case. This practical feature will allow a change of straps with one simple click, from the included calfskin leather strap to either of the two other included rubber straps.
The kyber crystal
Each collectible set contains an official screen-used kyber crystal - the power source of the Death Star’s superlaser - as featured in the making of the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This marks the first time that authentic kyber crystal props will be released to the public as part of Kross Studio ultimate collector set and are an opportunity for die-hard fans to own a piece of the fascinating Star Wars galaxy.