40 years after the release of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Fossil is dispensing with the pleasantries, and putting fans of the galaxy far, far away, back on schedule.
The American fashion designer and manufacturer is honouring the final chapter of the Original Star Wars trilogy with the second wave of Star Wars x Fossil collection, and while the Rebel Alliance won at the end of the movie, this range of four limited edition timepieces is a homage to the feared Empire.
Available from 30 May, each watch from the Star Wars x Fossil drop comes individually numbered and packaged in a collector’s box that showcases cinematic sound effects, comic-book-style-inspired illustrations and a replica movie ticket pin.
And you’ll have to act fast if you want to secure one or all of these timepieces as there are only 1983 pieces of each design available, and yes, the amount matches the year of the movie’s release. This timeless collection is no simple fare either as each set is designed with the iconic characters and symbols that made the movie so special and memorable all those years ago.
Leading the first piece of this collection is The Darth Vader Watch (S$629). Had the Sith Lord made the Imperial forces wear one, they might have accelerated the construction of the second Death Star. Palpatine’s most-feared enforcer will find your loyalty admirable as you stand by his side with this ultra-precise Japanese automatic movement watch.
Maybe because it’s mechanical, like him.
This piece features a red Lightsaber minute hand and a textured dial and H-link bracelet inspired by the Sith Lord’s distinctive armour. By showing your loyalty to him, and faith in the Force, you won’t have to face Vader’s wrath and his Force choke… unless that’s your thing.
If black isn’t your thing, let’s aim for white, and you’ll need to grab a blaster for this. With their distinguishable stark white armour, it makes sense that The Stormtrooper Watch (S$629) features a white, resin-coated stainless steel case and bracelet too. With a blaster bolt for a minute hand, this Japanese automatic movement watch is perfect for those who would love to serve the Empire and the galaxy.
The third timepiece is The TIE Fighter Watch (S$509), inspired by the Empire’s fighter ships. This watch features a TIE Fighter window sitting over the crystal with lume X-wings in the targeting grid. Set your sights and lock on to this watch and you will stay on the leader, always.
So, who’s the inspiration behind the fourth watch? How about a character that’s just as iconic as Darth Vader himself – Boba Fett. Featuring a Japanese automatic movement and a distressed olive case and strap, The Boba Fett Watch (S$629) is everything you would imagine the character to be if it were a watch. The watch clearly takes inspiration from Fett’s utilitarian style and the craftsmanship of Mandalorian armour, so if you’ve always found the inventive and fearless Fett cool, then this watch will have you feeling like the bounty hunter himself. Now pay up!
The Star Wars x Fossil collection also includes other accessories if you’d like to show off your allegiance to the Empire in other ways. The Darth Vader Backpack (S$699), much like the watch, is inspired by Vader’s armour and comes in a rich leather and suede material. It also contains special details, including the Death Star-inspired printed interior lining, red Lightsaber contrast stitching and an Empire symbol zipper.
You can further accessorise your backpack with Keyfobs inspired by C-3PO, R2-D2 and the Millennium Falcon (S$79 – 89) or even unfold your geekiness with a 2-in-1 wallet (S$169) that features Darth Vader on the bifold and Luke Skywalker on the slide-out case card. An assortment of character-inspired card cases (S$99) are also available.
If you’d much rather have accessories that shine, then the special-edition jewellery collection inspired by Darth Vader and stormtroopers is likely up your alley. These come as beaded bracelets (S$119) or an ID plaque necklace (S$179). The shield-shaped ID plaque necklaces feature one plaque with the Sith Lord himself, and a second plaque with a dark sandstone inlay to represent the galaxy.
The Star Wars x Fossil collection launches in Singapore on 30 May at select Fossil retail stores and Takashimaya, as well as on Fossil’s official website.
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