Game of Thrones / House of the Dragon
Kross Studio and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products present a new collection inspired by the legendary worlds of "Game of Thrones" and "House of the Dragon". Each dragon from the fantasy series is embodied in a unique collector set, a signature of the Studio that combines innovation, Haute Horlogerie, and art.
The ultimate Targaryen-inspired timepiece
The central tourbillon was crafted with all the precision and elegance a member of the Targaryen family would demand for a custom commission. The watch embodies the Targaryen's distinct aesthetic codes, from its opulent watch case to the intricate details of its movement.
A master mix of traditional watchmaking techniques with modern design, resulting in a timepiece that truly captures the essence of Targaryen royalty.
A manufacture movement
The Game of Thrones Dragon Central Floating Tourbillon is equipped with Kross Studio KS 7’005 caliber, a manual-winding patented floating central tourbillon designed, crafted and assembled in-house. This remarkable complication is a testament to the pinnacle of horological expertise, brought to life by the master artisans at Kross Studio Manufacture.
Floating in the skies
Like a dragon gliding across the heavens looking down from above, the floating central tourbillon’s suspension just below the sapphire crystal dome offers a breathtaking view of the inner workings of the watch beneath it.
With the tourbillon and its fixed second wheel levitating above the movement and hands, the design provides a never-before-seen perspective into the mesmerizing mechanics of the tourbillon. This innovative design feature provides the opportunity to fully admire this masterpiece of horology from every angle.
Reading the time
The hours and minutes are displayed in a unique peripheral format made possible by a planetary gear system that orbits 360° around the tourbillon. A 12-factor gear ratio allows the planetary system to empower the progression of the hours. Adding to this innovation, the hour-and-minute display system is fixed on two broad, high-precision ball bearings designed to optimize the movement's efficiency as much as possible.
The dial, made of Damasteel®, is a reminiscent of Valyrian steel that fans will recognize thanks to its striated appearance, made up of multiple dark and shimmering layers. The Damascus steel used in the Dragon Central Tourbillon dial is crafted by Damasteel, the same foundry that forged the metal used in the HBO series’ swords.
A dragon case
The ergonomic, grade 5 titanium watch case imitates the scales of a dragon through intricate three-dimensional engraving. Furthermore, the Targaryen House sigil, a three-headed dragon breathing flame, is hand engraved in the center of the watch case back.
Each case back is uniquely identified by the engraved name of the singular dragon that inspired the collector set, with only one set dedicated to a single dragon.
The watch’s design synthesizes key elements of the fantasy series and its renowned dragons, that will be customize on each unique piece of the collection.
Watch Manufacture × Art Studio
Just like every other Collector Set ever produced by Kross Studio, this one is composed of a high-end timepiece and a functional sculpture. This time, Kross Studio looked to dragon’s origins, their eggs, to inspire this collector set’s unique functional sculpture. The Dragon Egg Functional Sculpture, designed by Marco Tedeschi, is produced in collaboration with French workshop Leblon Delienne, long renowned for their incomparable expertise in crafting pop sculptures.
Faithful to the story
Each resin Dragon Egg has been painstakingly airbrushed to create a unique finish that is wholly individual, and each’s design draws inspiration from a particular dragon. The outer shape of the egg was created using a 3D scan of the TV show props.
“Dreams didn't make us kings. Dragons did” -Daemon Targaryen
The egg opens to serve as a nest, to store the Kross Studio Floating Central Tourbillon timepiece or any watch of choice. The design was carefully planned down to the smallest detail. The watch base features seven slots: one for each of the saga’s Seven Kingdoms.
The two towers that hold the watch cushion are inspired by the design of Dragonstone castle, the ancestral seat of House Targaryen.
A collection of unique pieces
The five unique collector sets revealed are the first of more to come. Each will be dedicated to the dragons presented in the fantasy saga “Game of Thrones” and its prequel “House of the Dragon” including Drogon, Rhaegal, Viserion, Syrax, and Caraxes.