A steely horological cyborg with a dual personality, Balthazar is the third and latest of MB&F’S robotic offerings. With more than 600 parts, Balthazar is an imposing 40 centimetres tall and weighs 8 kilograms. Its chest displays jumping hours and sweeping minutes via two discs, its belly shows a power reserve indicator, and its eyes are 20-second retrograde displays. Rotate the torso 180 degrees and the ominous side of Balthazar is revealed—a hair-raising skull with menacing teeth and deep-set eyes, and a chest that presents a dual hemisphere moon phase. On Balthazar’s hand is a shield, which is the key for winding the mainspring and setting the time.