Balthazar

56’200.00 CHF

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Balthazar is a sophisticated and imposing high-precision robot clock composed of 618 beautifully finished, micro-engineered components.

But beware . . . Balthazar hides two sides, as there are in all of us.

Light side: Balthazar's clockwork displays "slow" jumping hours and trailing minutes via two discs on the chest, while the power reserve indicator is located on his belly. His red eyes, which continually scan the surroundings, are actually 20-second retrograde displays.

Dark side: rotate his torso 180 degrees and the absolute nature of Balthazar's darkness is revealed by the cold hard skull with menacing teeth and deep-set ruby-red eyes.  Balthazar's chest also contains a dual hemisphere moon phase.

Moving higher still to Balthazar's "brain" under the polished glass dome, we find the precision regulator of the clockwork.

Finally Balthazar does more than display horological events: as well as rotating around the hips, his arms articulate at both the shoulders and the elbows, and his hands can clasp and hold objects.

Display
"Slow" jumping hours and sweeping minutes
20-second retrograde second display in eyes
35-day power reserve indicator
Double hemisphere moon phase indicator

Movement
L’Epée 1839 in-house designed and manufactured movement.
Incabloc shock protection system
Power reserve: 35 days
Balance frequency: 18,000 bph / 2.5Hz
405 components and 62 jewels

Body/Frame
Movement main plate in palladium-plated polished brass

Dimensions and weight
Dimensions: 39.4 cm high x 23.8 cm wide (depending on position of the arms) x 12.4 cm (boot size)
Weight: 8.2 kg

Balthazar is available in limited editions of 50 pieces per colour in black, silver, blue or green armour.


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