Tomorrow, September 18, the Bat-Signal will shine high in the sky to celebrate Gotham City’s Capped Crusader. To honor Batman Day, Warner Bros. Consumer Products has partnered with Kross Studio to reinvent Tim Burton’s iconic Batmobile from 1989 Batman movie in a limited edition collectible desk clock. While this clock is something only Bruce Wayne’s budget could afford, it’s too cool not to share!
The engineers behind the clock sought to create an immersive collector’s item that would adhere to the exact shape of the most iconic car in the DC Comics universe. Limited to just 100 pieces, the 1989 Batmobile Desk Clock retails for … $ 29,900.
The high price tag can be attributed to Kross Studio’s meticulous attention to detail in the manufacture of the clock. Much like the Dark Knight himself, the 1989 Batmobile Desk Clock relies on high-tech equipment and great intelligence. Containing a total of 512 components, this time-keeping Batmobile is equipped with its own powerful motor which uses a mechanical winding movement and has a 30-day power reserve. In addition, the clock movement operates at a frequency of 3 hertz, which makes its movement more precise than the common mechanical clock.
In Batman style, the Batmobile desk clock disguises its intricate mechanics with a sleek black finish. Fashioned from black aluminum and sealed with a scratch resistant coating, the car’s matte black exterior adheres to the same proportions as the 1989 Batmobile. The hours and minutes are displayed in two cylinders on the hood of the iconic vehicle. The car also features spinning wheels and tinted windows for Batman fans to imagine the experience of a high-speed ride through Gotham City.
While the Batmobile desk clock isn’t exactly accessible to the average citizen of Gotham City, it’s an impressive testament to Batman’s enduring legacy. It can be purchased at some retailers or at kross-studio.ch/.