Forget about those run-of-the-mill watch winders. If you are a super fan of Star Wars who wear an automatic movement timepiece, you need a watch winder powered by SFS I-s3a solar ionization reactor and P-s5.6 twin-ion engines, with Hyperdrive capability.
OK. I lied. The Kross Studio TIE Advanced x1 Watch Winder doesn’t have those technologies. It is suitably high-tech, though, packing an infrared sensor, Bluetooth connectivity, and it is app-enabled.
The IR sensor detects the presence of a watch to activate the winder and deactivates it to conserve battery. Meanwhile, Bluetooth allows it to be paired to your smartphone, allowing you to fine-tune the various parameters of the watch winder, including rotation of turn, rotation duration, and load control et cetera using a dedicated app.
The app also lets you in on the remaining battery in percentage and estimates how long it will last. Speaking of battery, Kross Studio said it is good for two years and when it is time to swap out the expended batteries, it has a Galactic Empire-inspired key for this process.
All the tech, the key, and stuff are cool and all, but let us be honest, those aren’t the real focus with this sci-fi watch winder; the real focus is, it has the shape of Darth Vader’s space ride, the TIE Advanced x1.
Machined, hand-finished, and assembled in-house, the Kross Studio TIE Advanced x1 Watch Winder boasts a solid black anodized aluminum with a winding engine within.
If the presence of the Sith Lord’s spaceship isn’t enough to turn heads, I am sure the size will. It stretches a cool 28 cm across, 20 cm deep and 17 cm tall (about 11 x 7.9 x 6.7 inches).
Speaking of dimension, this thing is quite hefty too, tipping the scales at a weighty 4 kilograms (approx. 8.8 lbs).
Now for the good news… the Kross Studio TIE Advanced x1 Watch Winder is an object (a lot of) money can buy.
Images: Kross Studio.