Kross Studio presents a new tourbillon timepiece in collaboration with renowned watch designer Alain Silberstein. The latest project from Kross Studio Founder Marco Tedeschi, this horological masterpiece captures the essence of the sacred lotus flower.
The Lotus Tourbillon is equipped with the KS 7’000 caliber. This manual winding central tourbillon movement from Kross Studio comes equipped with an oversized barrel offering a 5-day power reserve. The regulator takes its place in the center within a tourbillon cage at the top of the barrel, uniting form and function, and setting the stage for innumerable and creative iterations, this time: a delicate lotus flower.
The lotus flower in polished grade 5 titanium has been machined entirely in the Kross Studio manufacture. It seems to float above the tourbillon in all its lightness, with four elements superimposed to symbolize perfect harmony.
The time can be read using the peripheral hour and minute display, which orbits 360 degrees around the tourbillon, the cyclical and harmonious rhythm of the hours, minutes, and seconds echoing the lifecycle of the lotus and serving as a constant reminder of each precious moment. Inside the 45mm titanium case protected by a black DLC treatment, the lotus blossoms under a sapphire dome.
On the dial side, the main components of the movement have been hand-brushed in a circular pattern from the center and treated in black, reinforcing the vision of a lotus floating on still waters. Its open petal forms enable rays of light to penetrate the lotus petals and allow the watch to reveal its thousand secrets.
A D-ring winder on the case back allows easy movement winding, while the time is set via the push button between 3 and 4 o’clock. The push button employs Silberstein’s signature bold graphic style, engraved and filled with an invigorating yellow lacquer. Kross Studio devised this unique system to ensure design symmetry and a more comfortable experience on the wrist than a traditional crown, while also enabling faster winding.
On the case back, engravings of red circles align with the Kross Studio logo in a testament to this unique partnership between the Swiss design studio and Alain Silberstein.
The watch comes with two straps: one in black vegan leather lined with rubber, and the other in black rubber. Like all Kross Studio watches, the interchangeable strap system allows users to easily switch from one strap to the other with a single click of the quick-release buttons, located on the underside of the watch.
Silberstein’s signature geometric shapes and primary colors naturally find their place within the Lotus Tourbillon, offering bold counterparts to the poetry and lightness of the floating lotus.
The watch comes delivered in a unique handcrafted watch case: an art object that is both visually striking and functional, designed especially for this collaboration. The totem consists of stacked forms, including a blue triangle, yellow square, and red circle interpreted in 3 dimensions. The Lotus Tourbillon takes its place within a compartment that has been seamlessly integrated into the yellow cube.
Limited to eighteen pieces, this timepiece comes with its certificate of authenticity signed by Alain Silberstein and Marco Tedeschi and its owner’s book. The Lotus Tourbillon is available at http://www.kross-studio.com and at select authorized dealers.
Model Name: Lotus Tourbillon
Grade 5 titanium protected by a black DLC treatment
Dome-shaped anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Push button engraved and filled with yellow lacquer
Thickness without crystal: 12.5mm
Water Resistance: 30m or 3 ATM
Case back: Grade 5 titanium; 4 anti-reflective sapphire crystals; D-ring crown
Caliber KS 7’000
Manual winding, central tourbillon
Frequency: 21’600 bph / 3Hz
Movement parts: 210
Power reserve: 5 days
1. Vegetal black leather lined with rubber
2. Black rubber
Grade 5 titanium deployant buckle clasp
Limited edition of 18 pieces
2 + 3 years