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Kross Studio Launches $100,000 The Batman Tourbillon

He may be the world’s greatest detective, but Batman is perhaps best known for all his incredible gadgets. Of course, having all the resources of Wayne Enterprises at his disposal helps in that regard—something that you don’t have. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your own set of Batgear. Start-up watchmaker Kross Studio has your first piece ready for you to head out and battle crime in a timely fashion.

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The Kross Studio Batman tourbillon follows in the footsteps of the company’s 1989 Batmobile desk clock and the Death Star tourbillon. The new watch is designed around the colours of the most recent addition to the Batman movie mythos, featuring black and red colours accented by the silver of the black-coated titanium case showing through in strategic areas. The cage itself was designed to resemble the distress signal searchlight, with the bat symbol centred above a louvred circle. Under the signal sits an oversized central tourbillon. That doesn’t mean that the signal doesn’t work, but instead of it being in the watch, it’s the watch’s box that works as a signal light with a 12–15W LED light and a rotating base.

The box is made of aluminium, and is pretty hefty, weighing in at 12kg. The tourbillon of the watch uses architecture from Marco Tedeschi and Sergio Silva, who proved their chops at independent watchmaker Romain Jerome. The Batman tourbillon uses a domed ring to mark out the minutes. A bat logo at 12:00 marks the current minute. Hours are marked by a small fork just outside of the ring. A pull-tab crown is used to wind the tourbillon. The watch comes on a black calfskin, black rubber, or red rubber strap, all with a titanium clasp. It boasts a five-day power reserve and has a water resistance of 30m.

Kross Studio is limiting the Batman tourbillon to just 10 pieces. You may need the backing of Wayne Enterprises to get one, though. The watch has been priced at $100,000. If you do pick one up, it will no doubt have an honoured place next to your Bat-arang and your Bat Shark Repellant.

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Mr Mark Jessen

Mark Jessen studied English at Brigham Young University, completing a double emphasis in creative writing and professional writing/editing. After graduating, Mark went to work for a small publisher as their book editor. After a brief time as a freelance writer, Mark entered the corporate world as a copywriter. These days, his hours are spent mostly in proofing and editing, though he continues to create content for a wide variety of projects. In 2017, Mark completed UCLA's Creative Writing Certification. A prolific writer, Mark has over 20 years of experience in journalism.