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The duality of Man and Machine

BALTHAZAR

Balthazar is a sophisticated and imposing high-precision robot clock displaying jumping hours, retrograde seconds and a 35-day power reserve. But beware . . . there is also a dark side to Balthazar, as there is in all of us.
Balthazar : Mechanical clock Moonphase

The duality of Man and Machine

Light side: boasting a month-busting 35 days of power reserve, 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. This side of Balthazar may be serene, but he is still always on guard: his red eyes, which continually scan the surroundings, are actually 20-second retrograde displays.

Balthazar rotates around the hips like the high-precision machine that he is; you can feel the miniscule bumps of each micro-roller as he turns, and each distinct notch when he rotates the full 180°. Then everything changes: smiling Balthazar becomes very dark, or vice versa.

Dark side: The absolute nature of Balthazar's darkness is revealed by the cold hard skull with menacing teeth and deep-set ruby-red eyes. But it's not all threat here as Balthazar's chest also contains a moon phase display accurate for 122 years. You can adjust the moon phase manually, providing one of many of Balthazar's tactile pleasures.

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

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BALTHAZAR

Reference    50.6803/104 Silver | 50.6803/201 Black | 50.6803/401 Blue | 50.6803/301 Green
Limited edition :
50
Movement :
Cal. 2010 HMDM
Functions :

Hours and Minutes : "Slow" jumping hours and sweeping minutes

20-second retrograde second display in eyes: red "pupils" in each eye

35-day power reserve indicator: dial on the belly

Double hemisphere moon phase indicator: phases of the moon are displayed on a disc on the "dark side" chest

Power Reserve :
35 days
Finishings :

Geneva waves (moon phase and power reserve bridges), polishing, sandblasting, circular and vertical satin finishing and starburst decoration

Jewels :
62
Dimensions :

39.4 cm high x 23.8 cm wide (depending on position of the arms) x 12.4 cm (boot size)

Total weight: 8.2 kg

Materials :

Clockwork : palladium-plated brass and stainless steel

Movement main plate : palladium-plated polished brass

Dome: polished glass secured via polished and bevelled palladium-plated brass bezel

Skull: nickel-plated bronze with brushed and sandblasted finishes

Teeth: each tooth milled in stainless steel and polished before being mounted into the skull individually

Eyes: 20-second retrograde seconds display in stainless steel painted with red lacquer

Winding :
Shield: double-depth square-socket key in polished and laser-engraved nickel-plated brass with integrated winding/time-setting key (palladium-treated to maximise the longevity of the polished finish)
Limited edition :
50
Movement :
Cal. 2010 HMDM
Functions :

Hours and Minutes : "Slow" jumping hours and sweeping minutes

20-second retrograde second display in eyes: red "pupils" in each eye

35-day power reserve indicator: dial on the belly

Double hemisphere moon phase indicator: phases of the moon are displayed on a disc on the "dark side" chest

Power Reserve :
35 days
Finishings :

CVD colour-treated shoulder pads and forearm : Black

Geneva waves (moon phase and power reserve bridges), polishing, sandblasting, circular and vertical satin finishing and starburst decoration

Jewels :
62
Dimensions :

39.4 cm high x 23.8 cm wide (depending on position of the arms) x 12.4 cm (boot size)

Total weight: 8.2 kg

Materials :

Clockwork : palladium-plated brass and stainless steel

Movement main plate : palladium-plated polished brass

Dome: polished glass secured via polished and bevelled palladium-plated brass bezel

Skull: nickel-plated bronze with brushed and sandblasted finishes

Teeth: each tooth milled in stainless steel and polished before being mounted into the skull individually

Eyes: 20-second retrograde seconds display in stainless steel painted with red lacquer

Winding :
Shield: double-depth square-socket key in polished and laser-engraved nickel-plated brass with integrated winding/time-setting key (palladium-treated to maximise the longevity of the polished finish)
Limited edition :
50
Movement :
Cal. 2010 HMDM
Functions :

Hours and Minutes : "Slow" jumping hours and sweeping minutes

20-second retrograde second display in eyes: red "pupils" in each eye

35-day power reserve indicator: dial on the belly

Double hemisphere moon phase indicator: phases of the moon are displayed on a disc on the "dark side" chest

Power Reserve :
35 days
Finishings :

CVD colour-treated shoulder pads and forearm : Blue

Geneva waves (moon phase and power reserve bridges), polishing, sandblasting, circular and vertical satin finishing and starburst decoration

Jewels :
62
Dimensions :

39.4 cm high x 23.8 cm wide (depending on position of the arms) x 12.4 cm (boot size)

Total weight: 8.2 kg

Materials :

Clockwork : palladium-plated brass and stainless steel

Movement main plate : palladium-plated polished brass

Dome: polished glass secured via polished and bevelled palladium-plated brass bezel

Skull: nickel-plated bronze with brushed and sandblasted finishes

Teeth: each tooth milled in stainless steel and polished before being mounted into the skull individually

Eyes: 20-second retrograde seconds display in stainless steel painted with red lacquer

Winding :
Shield: double-depth square-socket key in polished and laser-engraved nickel-plated brass with integrated winding/time-setting key (palladium-treated to maximise the longevity of the polished finish)
Limited edition :
50
Movement :
Cal. 2010 HMDM
Functions :

Hours and Minutes : "Slow" jumping hours and sweeping minutes

20-second retrograde second display in eyes: red "pupils" in each eye

35-day power reserve indicator: dial on the belly

Double hemisphere moon phase indicator: phases of the moon are displayed on a disc on the "dark side" chest

Power Reserve :
35 days
Finishings :

CVD colour-treated shoulder pads and forearm : Green

Geneva waves (moon phase and power reserve bridges), polishing, sandblasting, circular and vertical satin finishing and starburst decoration

Jewels :
62
Dimensions :

39.4 cm high x 23.8 cm wide (depending on position of the arms) x 12.4 cm (boot size)

Total weight: 8.2 kg

Materials :

Clockwork : palladium-plated brass and stainless steel

Movement main plate : palladium-plated polished brass

Dome: polished glass secured via polished and bevelled palladium-plated brass bezel

Skull: nickel-plated bronze with brushed and sandblasted finishes

Teeth: each tooth milled in stainless steel and polished before being mounted into the skull individually

Eyes: 20-second retrograde seconds display in stainless steel painted with red lacquer

Winding :
Shield: double-depth square-socket key in polished and laser-engraved nickel-plated brass with integrated winding/time-setting key (palladium-treated to maximise the longevity of the polished finish)

When know-How becomes Art