And It ONLY Tells Time?: The $36,000 Robot Desk Clock

April 3, 2015


This is the $36,000 robotic desk clock available from MB&F. The piece is limited to 99 pieces, or $3,560,000 in gross profit provided they sell them all. For reference, that is more than I would make in my entire life if I lived to be 800. Did I mention it just tells time? It just sits there and tells time.

Melchior is one of MB&F's 10th Anniversary Pieces, presented in 2015 under the theme: "A creative adult is a child who survived". Created with L'Epée 1839, Switzerland's only specialised high-end clock manufacture, Melchior is not only an impressive kinetic robot which may remind you of your childhood dreams, but also an impeccably finished, 480-component mechanical table clock.

Indeed, with his smart steel and brass armour, enigmatic glint in his eyes, animated brain and muscular, articulated arms, Melchior is the robot buddy you would want by your side while trying to thwart Darth Vader. But look again and you will see Melchior is a majestic high-end table clock featuring jumping hours, sweeping minutes, double retrograde seconds eyes and an impressive 40-day power reserve; a tribute to the most refined classic clock and watchmaking.

If I'm paying $36,000 for a timepiece that piece better be a TIME MACHINE. Is this a time machine? I dunno, but that one arm kinda looks like a sex toy. Maybe if you place that arm in your keister and like, fiddle with the dials in his chest then you'll time travel. Right? I mean you have to, right? It costs $36,000.

Keep going for a couple more pictures and a video of the yes, I will snatch that off your desk.



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