Only 10 of this collectible Batman watch set to make

Spoiler alert: we’ve heard good things about Robert Pattinson’s ultra brooding Batman, and not so good things about the film’s nearly three-hour runtime.

Always, The Batman heralds an exciting new era for everyone’s favorite caped crusader – an era perhaps worth celebrating with a $100,000 collector’s set, complete with a limited-edition tourbillon watch and working Bat Signal?

Kross Studio is back with another pop culture inspired collaboration in tandem with Warner Bros. Yes, its price and structure are quite similar to the Swiss watchmaker’s ode to Space Jam 2 circa last year.

And yes, it’s still worth checking out, especially if you’re into watchmaking.

Photo: Kross Studio

First, the watch. Kross Studio’s watch centers around a key element of the Batman mythos – the Bat Signal, which is simultaneously used to summon the comic book hero while striking fear into the hearts of evildoers.

The Bat emblem, typically used to cast a striking silhouette across the Gotham sky, now takes center stage on the watch’s central tourbillon carriage. Its slatted surface allows light to penetrate through, providing a glimpse of the regulator below.

The mechanical watch – made up of 283 parts, crafted and assembled by hand in Gland, Switzerland – is also hand-wound, with a five-day power reserve.

Kross Studio The Batman Collector's Box
Photo: Kross Studio

The strap of the watch can be changed depending on the occasion. These include a black calfskin strap, embossed to resemble the hero’s armor plating, or a more casual black rubber strap with black stitching. Then there’s the red rubber strap with red stitching. All straps are reinforced with a rubber inlay for durability and long-lasting comfort.

The ten-limited collector’s set also comes with a fully functional, scaled-down Bat Signal with a hidden slot in the back to store your tourbillon – or any other jewelry or watch of your choice.

(Related: This electric replica of Nolan’s tank-like Batmobile has a top speed of 100 km/h)

If you’re not ready to spend US$100,000 on Batman memorabilia, Kross Studio also offers a more economical option: four watch rolls designed around the colors and iconography of key characters from Matt Reeves’ film.

These include Catwoman and The Riddler, two stalwarts of the Dark Knight’s coterie of supervillains; as well as two for Batman himself. These can be purchased for US$250 (S$340) each.

More information here.

Floyd N. Morlan