Now, these aren’t toys, strictly speaking. If anything, they’re big boy toys. Subtle hints about your fandom while you shuffle through the drudgery of a full Wednesday meeting schedule.
However, after visiting my local Wal Mart this morning and seeing one lonely Skiff Lando Vintage collection figure laying face down on the shelf, cardback bent backwards, I quickly lost faith in the traditional Triple Force Friday fare.
Citizen has teamed up with Star Wars to produce some awesome Eco-Drive watches for the subtle fan! If you don’t know about Eco-Drive watches, they charge based from any light source, not just solar UV light. That means they never need a battery replacement. I have a blue and white Eco-Drive that’s been on my wrist for five years and never once needed a battery. I’ll be upgrading to the Han Solo watch today!
These watches have some great little details from the source materials highlighted below and are each limited to either 1,977 or 1,980 pieces to match the dates of release of A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back respectively. Watches capturing the essence ofhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S6Z6JRD?ref=emc_p_m_5_i&th=1&_encoding=UTF8&tag=thunderclap05-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=9387b7225802e7091d66918c11ad2465&camp=1789&creative=9325">Darth Vader Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker, the Death Star, and my personal favorite Han Solo are available now!
Check out the gallery, product info and order links below!
Citizen joins forces with Star Wars to unveil a collection of limited edition Eco-Drive timepieces exclusively here. The collection pays tribute to the original Star Wars trilogy through bold details, craftsmanship, unique packaging and design inspired by your favorite characters and scenes.
Check out the full line up with images and order links below!
That’s no moon, it’s a wristwatch. A character in its own right, the Death Star fits right in with the rest of the line, Hutson says. “Here we’re really going after a kind of bold, high-contrast look,” he adds. “When we were designing it, we were looking at that iconic shot of the Death Star, half in shadow and half in light.” There’s a strong graphic style on the dial with finely printed dots on the left and streaks of print on the right. A luminous watch, its dial glows green when the lights go down. And like the Darth Vader watch, the Death Star’s run is limited to 1,977 pieces.
The Dark Lord of the Sith has long been Hutson’s favorite character, from the ominous all-black armor to the little bits of color illuminating from the chest plate. For the designer, translating the character into a watch design provides a welcome challenge to resist standard expectations. “The tendency is to think dark,” Hutson says. “What was exciting for me the most was designing a watch that wasn’t.” The black dial features red and blue accents harkening back to Vader’s chest module. Stay on target closely and you might notice design cues on the dial referencing the hexagonal pattern found underneath Vader’s ventilator, the ribbing of his chest plate, and the Imperial symbol. And in a nod to the release year of Star Wars: A New Hope, only 1,977 of these watches will be available.
Luke’s X-wing pilot helmet serves as the inspiration here with red and yellow hues on a black dial and the subtle use of the V-shaped logo seen on the sides of Luke’s helmet. More obvious nods come in the form of the red Rebel Alliance logo at the bottom of the watch face and the green lightsaber ticking away as the second hand. “We want to capture Luke with as many different elements as we can.” Hutson says. “The use of the gray [Cordura] strap and the dark gray stainless steel case match back to his flight suit.”
Limited to 1,977 pieces.
For bounty hunters, time is of the essence, and this watch immortalizes one of the most beloved hired guns in Star Wars lore. Boba Fett’s armor aesthetic rules the dial with green and gray melding together along with pops of burgundy and mustard. The center dial features a tip of the helmet to the geometric shape of Fett’s chest plates along with the yellow stripe found on the side of his helmet. The 12 o’clock diamond marker is a subtle reference to an insignia found elsewhere on the bounty hunter’s armor. The leather strap is a deep hunter green with red stitching. “All of those little cues went into it, and we think it executed pretty nicely,” says Hutson. The watch is available in a limited edition run of 1,980 pieces, a reference to the date of Fett’s first big-screen appearance in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
Solo’s swaggering smuggler style dominates the timepiece made in his image. The background of the dial showcases the blue of Han’s signature trousers, with the unmistakable red stripes running down the dial’s right side over the day window. The bottom of the watch face resembles the shape of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit window, but this watch is no hunk of junk. The blue strap receives a brown leather wrap finish over the top resembling Han’s holster belt and its studding. “Han is fun, edgy, and interesting,” Hutson says. “I think a lot of people in the Star Wars fandom identify with Han and tend to like him…. And this is instantly recognizable as a Han Solo watch.”
Limited to 1,977 pieces.