Kross Studio Debuts 1989 Batmobile Desk Clock

by James Ferguson

What do you get someone that has everything? A 1989 Batmobile X Kross Studio Desk Clock. Made in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, the collectible desk clock is meticulously engineered from the inside out, blending the tailor-made clock movement with the exact shape of the Batmobile from the iconic film. Months of research and development went into this creation which contains a total of 512 components with 115 in the body alone and 397 within the movement. The average amount in a traditional mechanical movement is only 130 components.

The streamlined bodywork is made of black aluminum composite, painstakingly shaped to faithfully reproduce the same curves and proportions of the 1989 Batmobile. The surface was then carefully sealed with an aeronautical grade, scratch resistant coating to protect the matte surface. The car’s wheels even spin!

There are only a few minor deviations from the original Batmobile, but those were only to enhance the viewer’s experience. For example, the windows were treated with a slightly lighter tint to enable a subtle glimpse of the movement through the car’s window.

The clock is powered by a mechanical manual-winding movement crafted in-house. Three barrels were added to achieve a power reserve of thirty days. It runs at a frequency of 21,600 beats per hour or 3 Hz, giving it an extra boost when compared to more common mechanical clock movements at 2.5 Hz. A Batman-shaped, satin-finished, mirror-polished key in steel is included to wind the clock and set the time.

If all this sounds great and you want to get your hands on one of these, you’ll have to act fast and have some deep pockets. The 1989 Batmobile X Kross Studio Desk Clock is limited to only 100 numbered pieces. It’s available now on the Kross Studio site and is shipping in time for the holidays. It only costs $29,900, but hey, you get free shipping. At the time of this writing, there are only 9 left.

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