May the 4th be with you!
Some good news for Star Wars fans across the globe. The iconic movie series has charmed the viewers with high-end designs and gadgets, and Swiss design company Kross Studio is honoring the iconic Star Wars™ space saga with a one-of-a-kind Death Star Ultimate Collector Set with some amazing paraphernalia. The larger-than-life collector sets are limited in quantity, with only 10 being created, and are crafted to the finest standards of Swiss design and engineering, being the perfect companion for ultimate collectors. Each set contains a Death Star™-inspired Tourbillon watch, an authentic kyber crystal movie prop from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and is delivered in a richly detailed Imperial kyber crystal container that measures over three feet long.
Own a piece of cinematic history: The imposing design details of the mobile space station and planet-destroying superweapon form the cornerstone of this new collection. Each collectible set contains an official screen-used kyber crystal – the power source of the Death Star’s superlaser – as featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This marks the first time that authentic kyber crystal props will be released to the public and are an opportunity for die-hard fans to own a piece of the fascinating Star Wars galaxy.
An eminent design object with an immersive visual experience: The powerful and precious nature of the kyber crystals in the Star Wars galaxy required them to be stored in armored crates for transport. Faithful to the film storytelling, Kross Studio conceived an official reproduction of those containers, made of wood and aluminum. 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. 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 Aurebesh script – one of the most widely used alphabets in the Star Wars galaxy. Inside, the container is divided into nine storage units. Three interior sections secure three removable capsules, containing: the Death Star Tourbillon watch, two 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.
Inspired by the Death Star legacy: The designers 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 superlaser cannon stands reminiscent of the space station’s kyber crystal enabled power. The watch itself tells us a great story of passion, craftsmanship and advanced technology. Notable technical innovations are highlighted such as the house-developed manual-winding mechanical movement that delivers a robust 5-day power reserve. The hands have been affixed to a peripheral display that orbits 360 degrees around the tourbillon. A traditional crown system has been replaced by an ingenious, inset push-button system. They 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. This practical feature will doubtless be welcomed by collectors, allowing a quick change of the straps from the included calfskin leather strap to either of the two other included rubber straps.
Celebrate in our own galaxy : Endlessly explore this beautiful design piece, where Star Wars iconography is subtly inserted to sublimate the whole, such as the esthetic Galactic Empire emblem and the push-button featuring an engraving in Aurebesh script. Moreover, 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 hours wheel, filled with white superluminova “blue emission”, is inspired by the lighting halls embedded in the Imperial vessels. Only 10 of these Death Star-inspired Collector Sets will ever be produced, but their launch is just the first of more exciting Star Wars-inspired products to come from Kross Studio as they look forward to bringing the most breathtaking and immersive experiences to their fans and customers.
(The information and the pictures in the article are courtesy: Kross Studio)