Kross Studio’s $165,000 Boba Fett Collector Set is Out of this World
He might be just a simple man making his way through the galaxy, but Boba Fett always does it in style. Over several films, series and animated shows, the iconic Star Wars bounty hunter has gone from menacing mercenary to meme-lord and now Mandalorian monster, all from the comfort of his Firespray starship, Slave 1. To celebrate the character’s legacy, experimental watchmaker Kross Studio has unveiled an incredible tourbillon collector set based on the Galaxy’s Most Feared Bounty Hunter.
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Arriving just before May the Fourth, the internationally recognised day of Star Wars, the new set celebrates everything Boba. It features a numbered, manual wound Boba Fett-inspired central Tourbillon timepiece and a watch display by EFX, inspired by Boba Fett’s famed starship. Limited to just pieces worldwide, the collector’s piece comes in at a hefty price, with those lucky to get their hands on it set to part with USD$120,000 (AUD$165,000).
Fans of Kross Studio will note that tourbillon manufacture is a hallmark of the Swiss Maison, which recently debuted its Batman-inspired timepiece. This time around, the mechanical complication is housed within a 45mm grade 5 titanium case that has been coated with chocolate PVD. Incredibly, the miniature starship found in the centre of the timepiece even comes with its own landing platform atop the tourbillon cage.
As for the ship itself, the unique creation has been meticulously engraved and hand-painted to match the weathered appearance of Boba Fett’s ship as it appears in Bespin at Cloud City in the Star Wars film saga. Kross Studio confirmed that this process took a whopping 90 hours per piece, with the full design arriving through a collaboration with Lucasfilm. In fact, the starship watch display is the exact same scale as the actual filming model as seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
If you’re wondering how exactly you read the $165,000 watch, however, the answer is just as unusual as the design. According to the brand, the watch features a unique peripheral format for reading the hours and minutes. This is delivered through a “planetary gear system” that orbits 360 degrees around the 220 part, manual-wound central tourbillon movement. Specifically, the hour hand is inspired by Boba Fett’s jetpack and the minute hand by its rocket, two classic pieces of kit that Boba always carries.
In terms of time-setting and winding, the new Kross Studio Boba Fett collector set handles this via a D-ring on the caseback and a Time Set push button at the three o’clock position. There is also an embossed green polyamide strap inspired by Fett’s Mandolorian armour that completes the watch’s insanely specific details. All 10 of the incredible watch displays were created by EFX, the company famous for developing screen-accurate prop replicas and collectibles. Each carries its own Boba Fett Tourbillon inside its cockpit, while also being displayed as an “art piece”.
Much like the Death Star Ultimate Collector Set before it, the new 10-piece series of Boba Fett Collector Sets will never be produced again, so fans with deep pockets better move quick. Priced at USD$120,000, the Boba Fett collector set is available for individual sale via Kross Studio’s official website, or through official partners and select authorised retailers. As you wish.