Although it first appeared on the scene only one year ago, boutique watch brand Kross Studio has already captured the attention of enthusiasts across the industry thanks to its audacious and high-profile collaborations with pop-culture properties ranging from “Batman” to “Space Jam.” Kross Studio’s most prolific partnership to date, however, is with “Star Wars.” So far, the brand has developed both an ultra-stylized oversized tourbillon watch and a luxury winder inspired by a galaxy far, far away, and for its latest release the brand returns to the beloved space opera franchise to deliver a series of premium watch rolls. The new Kross Studio Star Wars Watch Roll Collection interprets seven beloved characters from the original “Star Wars” trilogy – Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, R2-D2, an Imperial Stormtrooper, C-3PO, and the diminutive Jedi master Yoda – as luxuriously appointed single watch rolls, providing a vibrant and resilient way for watch enthusiast “Star Wars” fans to transport their timepieces with panache.
Each of the seven watch rolls in the Kross Studio Star Wars Watch Roll Collection uses high-quality vegetal leather construction, reinforced with firm padding and full border stitching. On the inside, each model uses polyester microfiber lining with a custom-fitted cushion, which Kross Studio claims will create a virtually scratch and damage-proof environment for any watch stored within. Kross Studio brings each of the seven watch rolls to life with the use of themed colorways and screen printing, rendering the characters’ heads and torsos in stylized printed detail. Although all seven models do a solid job in images of distilling these characters down into recognizable visual cues, it’s easy to imagine ways in which these designs could be further embellished for added personality. For example, the Chewbacca variant’s printed bandolier might well have more weight and impact if it were an added embroidered strip in fabric or printed leather, and the black-on-black Darth Vader model could potentially have a more luxe feel if the shaded printing of Vader’s armored shoulder plate was instead represented with padded and quilted leather for more depth. Likewise, the golden hues of the C-3PO model would be a natural playground for metallic or gold leaf-style accents. As these watch rolls are, however, the overall execution appears crisp and clean in initial images.
With solid construction, bright colorways, and streamlined designs inspired by one of the most beloved film franchises of all time, the new Kross Studio Star Wars Watch Roll Collection offers enthusiasts a playful and high-impact way to store and transport timepieces. The Kross Studio Star Wars Watch Roll Collection is available now through authorized dealers, with six of the seven models available for purchase individually at an MSRP of $250 each. The Yoda model is available exclusively with the purchase of the full collection as a seven-piece set, with a retail price of $1,750. For more details, please visit the brand’s website.