Priced at $57,750, this intricate MB&F x L’Epée 1839 Balthazar Table Clock looks like a robot and costs as much one too


MB&F is a creative rebel in the world of traditional watchmaking, exhibiting the highest craftsmanship to shell out futuristic, idiosyncratic timekeeping machines since 2005. They wowed the world with a series of eight unique watches inspired by the novels of Jules Verne and a $35,000 Nixie Machine III. MB&F has collaborated with storied Swiss watchmaker L’Epée to make the latest in its series of innovative table clocks. They keep up these unconventional albeit beautiful versions of watchmaking with the MB&F x L’Epée 1839 Balthazar Table Clock.


It looks like a robot and even costs as much as one. But one look at its decorative details and you will find the hefty price tag is justified. The incredible robotic table clock comes housed in a palladium-plated bronze case flaunting two sides of stunning complications. There is one ‘bright side’ sporting a smiling expression starring double retrograde seconds dials as eyes, hour and minute dials at the chest, as well as a power-reserve display. To view the ‘dark side,’ turn the robot clock around to reveal a dual-hemisphere moon phase indicator along with a hidden winding key in its shield to accompany the 35-day power reserve.

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The quirky MB&F x L’Epée 1839 Balthazar Table Clock is limited to just 50 pieces and made in Switzerland with a staggering $57,750. The robotic time-teller comes with impressive 360° rotating hips and arms and a dial done in monochromatic hues. The company offers a two-year warranty for all working parts and manufacturing faults for luxury watches.

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