The now famous KS 7'000 caliber from Kross Studio, the result of months of research and development, comes equipped with an oversized barrel offering a 5-day power reserve. The regulator takes its place in the centre 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.
According to Alain Silberstein, “I was blown away by the first central vortex created by Kross Studio which depicted the Death Star from Star Wars. Curious, I made an appointment to get to know this talented team. I thought our first meeting would last about an hour.”
Alberstein added, “Four hours later, we were still in a meeting, creating what would become the Lotus Tourbillon. What was supposed to be just a first contact turned into a creative meeting.”
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The fleeting lotus flower is of the reminder each moment being precious in its own way. Cherished in Asian spirituality, the lotus is the flower of life and a sacred plant. 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. Housed in a 45mm titanium case protected by a black DLC treatment, the lotus blossoms under a sapphire dome, revealing Kross Studio's unique watchmaking expertise.
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. oss 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.
The watch comes with two straps: one in black 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. Only eighteen pieces of the lotus Tourbillion will be made and will come along with its certificate of authenticity signed by Alain Silberstein and Marco Tedeschi and its owner’s book.