If a vintage music box was designed for the sci-fi crowd, it would look just like the Swiss Musical Starship because that’s exactly what this sleek spaceship is.
Music boxes are cool but the awesome-factor has just been launched into the stratosphere with this geeky spin that combines a sharp futuristic design with iconic tunes that any Star Wars and Star Trek fans will instantly recognize.
The starship, which was crafted in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland, plays 35-second snippets from the Star Wars theme, the Star Trek theme, and the Imperial March from Star Wars. For those times when you don’t want to boldly go where nobody has gone before in a galaxy far, far away, the second included cylinder plays three classic rock songs (The Wall, Smoke On The Water, and Imagine).
Swiss Musical Starship
Taking the form of a minimalist-designed starship, the music box’s body is made of black-lacquered walnut with a brass vibration plate that provides optimal resonance, while its twin outriggers are made from anodized aluminum. A nickel-plated brass cylinder treated with resin for sonic clarity rotates via a precise Cartel 4.144 movement, its wire pins are plucked by a 72-note tempered-steel comb in perfect time. Each tooth in the comb is tuned to a specific frequency; lower notes are weighted for optimal sonority and dampened by synthetic “feathers” for mellifluous tone.
Measurements: 18 3/4″ L x 15 1/2″ W x 6 1/2″ H.
Let your love for music blast off with the Swiss Musical Starship for $31,500 at Hammacher Schlemmer.