Kross Studio’s latest design, created in conjunction with Lucasfilm, is inspired by one of the most enigmatic individuals in the Star Wars galaxy. The Swiss design company is happy to present a new limited edition of ten Boba Fett-inspired collector sets, each of which includes a numbered, manual wound Boba Fett-inspired central Tourbillon timepiece and an EFX-inspired watch display inspired by Boba Fett’s renowned starship.
A timepiece for the Galaxy’s most famous Bounty Hunter
Kross Studio is now inextricably linked to the central tourbillon. The mechanical complication is displayed in a 45mm grade 5 titanium casing with a chocolate PVD coating. Kross Studio engineers took the challenge of building a miniature spacecraft on its landing platform at the top of the tourbillon’s cage to a new level.
Expert craftsmanship and incredible detail echo his highly equipped starship
Composed of eight pieces, each miniature tourbillon’s cage resembling Boba Fett’s firespray starship has been produced at Kross Studio and manufactured in CNC machines. Each piece has been meticulously engraved and hand-painted to mimic the weathered appearance of Boba Fett’s ship as it appears in BespinTM at Cloud City in the Star Wars film saga. The level of detail is incredible, and it highlights the unique savoir-faire perpetuated by artisans in Switzerland. It took 90 hours to make each of the ten pieces that are based on the starship and each one is a unique piece.
Through a planetary gear mechanism that circles 360 degrees around the tourbillon, Kross Studio has used a unique peripheral format for viewing the hours and minutes. The planetary minutes mechanism is able to enhance the passage of the hours thanks to a 12-factor gear ratio. The hour and minute display system is mounted on two very large and high-precision ball bearings in order to maximize the movement’s efficiency. The hour hand is inspired by Boba Fett’s jetpack, while the minute hand is inspired by his rocket, both of which are iconic items that the bounty hunter carries with him all the time.
The clarity and symmetry of the Boba Fett-inspired Tourbillon dial belies the complexity of its manual-wound central tourbillon movement, which is composed of 220 parts. Each of the ten numbered timepieces was designed and assembled within the Kross Studio atelier in Gland, Switzerland.
No visible crown
Because of Kross Studio’s unique D-ring crown mechanism, which is located on the case rear, the case’s immaculate symmetry is not hampered. The mainspring of the barrel is coiled by turning the D-ring on the case back like a key, providing a more intuitive and efficient user experience than a typical crown. The watch has a five-day power reserve at its maximum. Simply press the “Time Set” push-button at 3 o’clock while turning the case back D-ring in either way to set the time.
Cleverly hidden quick-release strap buttons on the underside of the case also help preserve the
timepiece’s clean lines, a handy feature which allows quick strap changes from the included green polyamide strap embossed with the pattern of Boba Fett’s chest armor to either of the other included straps: the chocolate color calf leather strap and the black rubber strap. To optimize durability and comfort, each included strap has been reinforced with black rubber
It made perfect sense to take inspiration from Boba Fett’s iconic starship and to make a watch display that can carry the Boba Fett Tourbillon in its cockpit while being displayed as an art piece in a select few collectors’ rooms.
Each EFX Boba Fett’s starship watch display is on the same scale as the actual filming model as seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. They are made with an aluminium and acrylic substructure with the detailed parts cast in resin. Each detailed piece is individually cast from a master made from the same model kit parts used to make the screen-used prop and then carefully finished and painted by hand. The parts of the EFX Boba Fett’s starship-inspired watch display were developed with a thorough review of the screen used prop.
The watch display is mounted on a platform that resembles a ship landing pad and is crafted of wood in the Kross Studio ateliers. Boba Fett is known for his meticulous attention to detail, which has earned him a legendary standing among Star Wars fans. Kross Studio shares his unwavering pursuit of perfection, and with each new design, the brand cements its place in our galaxy.
Like the Death Star Ultimate Collector Set before it, will never be made again, joining the pantheon of the galaxy’s most sought-after Star Wars memorabilia. Individual Boba Fett collector sets will be available for purchase via kross-studio.com, as well as through official partners and select approved stores at a price of USD $120,000 each.