For Star Wars fans, this Kross Studio offering is a true collectible!

October 17, 2021

Swiss startup Kross Studio looks to breathe new life into the watch winder, with Darth Vader’s commanding presence inspiring the limited edition TIE Advanced x1- themed watch winding sculpture. Last spring, Kross Studio had created the Ultimate Collector’s Set dedicated to the Death Star, including an innovative central tourbillon watch and an authentic Kyber Crystal prop shard featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The studio sets its watch winder apart as a fully operational art object, integrating its winding engine into a solid aluminum sculpture which is directly inspired by the TIE Advanced x1 starfighter, piloted by Lord Darth Vader himself in the film Star Wars: A New Hope.

The TIE Advanced x1-themed Watch Winder is made of solid black anodized aluminum, fully machined, hand-finished and assembled in-house, attesting to Kross Studio’s superior engineering and manufacturing skills. The sculpture measures 20cm long, 28cm wide, and 17cm high, and weighs a total of 4kg.

The Kross Studio TIE Advanced x1-themed watch winding sculptures ($2,500 USD each) are available to purchase on and at select authorized Kross Studio retailers, for a limited time only.

by Anil George
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