Some people look at robots as the arrival of the future promised in shows like The Jetsons. Others see them as threats. Balthazar, the robot clock from MB&F x L'Epée 1839, plays with these alternate views. On one side is a friendly robot, with jumping hours and trailing minutes discs on his chest and a power indicator in his belly. Spin him around 180º and you'll meet a Terminator- like menace paired with a dual hemisphere moon phase indicator. On top is the "brain", or the regulator for the custom in-house movement, and his arms articulate at the shoulders and elbows while his hands can clasp objects. One of those is his shield, which doubles as a time-setting key and clock winder for the 35-day power reserve. Limited to 50 pieces per color in black, silver, blue, or green.