The TIE Fighter is one of the most distinguishable fictional spacecraft in the Star Wars universe. You see one and you know it is something related to the Galactic Republic, but you would still recognize it even if you are not a fan of the epic franchise. There are hundreds to thousands of Star Wars-inspired creations worldwide, it may be challenging to track them all. But, there are some items that make a remarkable impression, especially if they have special functions. We don’t want any more useless stuff, so if we are presented with a new object like a sculpture, it better be functional. If it is a furniture item, it should have another function, so the effort isn’t wasted. In this case, multi-functional items are very much appreciated by those who want to keep their lives compact, minimalist, and small.
Designer: Kross Studio
Kross Studio is a new company, but it has been introducing exciting products from several collaborations. The studio includes collaboration as an integral part of the business, and so far, its partnerships have been successful. We remember that 1989 Batmobile Desk Clock as the perfect sidekick to a geeky desk setup. Star Wars fans will never forget the Death Star Watch and the Boba Fett Tourbillon Watch. Today, we’re showing you the TIE Advanced x1 Watch Winder, described as the next chapter of the brand’s Star Wires-inspired collaboration.
The latest collectible item is functional but is available in a limited release only. The dark universe-inspired TIE Advanced x1 watch winding sculpture is a magnificent piece of art by hardcore Star Wars fans. It is a watch winder in solid aluminum glory with an integrated winding engine to keep an automatic watch always running even when not worn. This operational art object weighs 4kgs and measures 20cm long, 28cm wide, and 17cm high—made from a solid black anodized aluminum.
Kross Studio is known for its excellent design and manufacturing skills, which are evident in the TIE Advanced x1 Watch Winder. The functional sculpture for Star Wars fans has been machined, finished, and assembled in-house. The result is a piece that harnesses the force of movement to keep any automatic watch going while within the capsule. The Kross Studio TIE Advanced x1-inspired watch winder sculpture is activated when an infrared sensor detects a watch. It stays in standby mode if there is no watch available to conserve energy, but the battery can last for more than two years. If you need to change the batteries, you may need to use a key inspired by the Galactic Empire.
Everything about the TIE Advanced x1 watch winder proves Kross Studio’s principles when it comes to disruptive design. The studio has big collaborations and ambitions that have been successful since its launch in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic. This watch winder is no different and we know more projects with other franchises will be introduced by Kross Studio.