The Swiss watchmaker’s Wonder Woman inspired watch is its first venture into the world of custom creations and exclusive made-to-order timepieces.
February 2, 2023: Established in 2020, Kross Studio’s pop-culture inspired collectible timepieces and art objects, created in collaboration with entertainment companies including Lucasfilm and Warner Bros, have been delighting watch enthusiasts with their ingenuity and cleverness. This time again Kross Studio collaborates with Warner Bros to launch the Kross Studio x Wonder Woman tourbillon watch which is sure to send DC fans in a frenzy.
The brilliant and powerful watch, rendered in Wonder Woman’s signature colors, aligns with the iconic DC character’s values and invincible power. This custom-commissioned, one-of-a-kind timepiece gets an ultra-complex new casing process that for the first time unites the watch's dial and movement. It has the brand's own central tourbillon manufacture movement with the integration of the dial requiring a new design, inspiring a new version of the caliber KS’7000.
The dial and the movement follow the curve of the sapphire crystal across its entire diameter. The Studio placed Wonder Woman's iconic emblem as an integral part of the dial, above the tourbillon cage which has a new design with an upper cage bridge symbolizing the Kross Studio cross.
The exceptional timepiece features a unique method of reading with the hour hand, representing Wonder Woman's sword, attached to the peripheral display mechanism in 360° orbit around the tourbillon. The superheroine's tiara points to her shield which, in turn, reveals the disc displaying the minutes over a range of 15 minutes at 12 o'clock. The lasso of truth finds its place around the shield, in perfect symmetry with the diadem. Finally, the hour markers on the flange are arranged in the shape of stars, a potent symbol of Wonder Woman.
The tourbillon is composed of 283 elements, with 205 being in the movement alone. The hand-wound mechanical caliber pays homage to the DC character’s strength and endurance with a robust 5-day power reserve.
The Wonder Woman watch comes with three straps, easily interchangeable thanks to the ingenious quick-change strap system developed by Kross Studio.
- By Pritha Debroy