Switzerland-based independent design studio and manufacturer Kross Studio‘s recent launch of their first product is born from a collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. And of course, it is none other than the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie.
The Swiss company actually built a desk clock out of the Batmobile with a combination of fine craftsmanship and high-end materials. It took months of research and development to create this masterpiece, made up of 512 components. 115 for the bodywork and 397 for the movement. The bodywork is made of a black aluminum composite, with an aeronautical grade scratch protection coating.
The hours and minutes are displayed on two cylinders while the vertical regulator is highlighted through the turbine at the front of the car.
Kross Studio has also equipped the Batmobile with an in-house mechanical manual-winding movement that has an exceptional power reserve of 30 days. This is the work of three barrels that run at a frequency of 21’600 beats per hour or 3 Hz, granting even more precision to the movement while the most common mechanical clock movements operate at 2.5 Hz.
A Batman-symbol-shaped key in satin-finish and mirror-polished steel is included to wind the clock and set the time.
This exclusive collectible is produced in a limited edition of 100 numbered pieces, measuring 298mm long, 121mm wide, and weighs 2kg. If you have US$29,9000 of spare cash lying around and could use a desk clock for your Batcave, you can order it online via Kross Studio’s website (free worldwide shipping).
If Batman isn’t your thing, perhaps Star Wars might be? It looks like Kross Studio is already teasing the Millennium Falcon as their second product, as can be seen from their recent Facebook post and website teaser image.
Yonk is a geek who is fortunate enough to have an equally geeky Star Wars fan for a wife, who owns a LEGO Millennium Falcon encased in a glass coffee table as their home’s centre-piece.