Kross Studio releases the new collector set on Star Wars Day, inspired by the legendary Star Wars bounty hunter
May 4, 2022: Mysterious and enigmatic, it was bounty hunter Boba Fett who inspired an infinite fleet of Storm Troopers in Star Wars. And it’s only recently that this character has been given due screen time by Lucasfilm. No wonder that Kross Studio’s latest creation, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, gives a tribute to Boba Fett. The new and limited edition of 10 Boba Fett-inspired collector sets are complete with a numbered, manual wound Boba Fett-inspired central Tourbillon timepiece and a watch display inspired by Boba Fett’s famed starship.
The central tourbillon is showcased within a 45mm grade 5 titanium case, coated with chocolate PVD. Kross Studio engineers reached another level by undertaking the challenge of manufacturing a miniature starship on its landing platform at the top of the tourbillon’s cage.
Composed of eight pieces, each miniature tourbillon 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 Bespin at Cloud City in the Star Wars film saga. The starship has been created by EFX - a company known as an exceptional manufacturer of high quality “screen accurate” limited edition prop replicas and collectibles from favorite films, television, video games and other entertainment media. It took 90 hours to make each of the ten pieces with their incredible detailing.
Kross Studio has employed a unique peripheral format for reading the hours and minutes through a planetary gear system that orbits 360 degrees around the tourbillon. To optimize the movement’s efficiency as much as possible, the hour and minute display system is fixed on two very wide and high-precision ball bearings. The hour hand is inspired by Boba Fett’s jetpack and the minute hand by its rocket, two iconic items that the bounty hunter carries permanently.
Kross Studio’s ingenious D-ring crown system is placed on the case back. The barrel’s mainspring is wound by lifting the D-ring and turning it like a key. The timepiece offers a maximum power reserve of five days. Time-setting is just as simple, completed by pressing the “Time Set” push button at 3 o’clock while simultaneously turning the case back D-ring in either direction.
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 inlay.
This 10-piece series of Boba Fett Collector Sets will never be produced again, joining the pantheon of the galaxy’s most highly sought Star Wars collectibles. The sets, costing $120,000 each, are available at kross-studio.com, or through official partners and select authorized retailers.