Geneva, Nov 06, 2021

LOT 194


CHF 15,000 - 25,000

HKD 128,000 - 212,000 / USD 16,300 - 27,100 / EUR 14,000 - 23,300

Sold: CHF 30,000

A very fine, amusing, large, limited, manual wind, palladium plated brass robot table clock with double retrograde seconds.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand MB&F

Model Melchior “Light”

Reference 50.6802/101

Year Circa 2015

Caliber L’Epee, 40 day power reserve, 17 jewels

Dimensions 30.3 x 21.7 x 11.2 cm

Weight 6,3 kg

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box, instruction booklet


Presented in Basel in celebration of MB&F’s 10th anniversary, the creative genius of Max Busser was once again on the forefront with the creation of this amazing and impressive 40-day going robot called Melchior. In an interview Max Busser explained the inspiration behind his latest creation: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, man’s best friend was his robot. As a 10-year-old fan of Star Wars, I knew Luke Skywalker could never have prevailed had it not been for droids like R2-D2 – a loyal, resourceful and brave robot who was always saving his friends. As an only child, I imagined having my own robot companion… Melchior makes that childhood fantasy a reality. “In my family, for over five centuries from the 1400s onwards, every eldest Büsser son was either called Melchior or Balthazar. It alternated. My grandfather was called Melchior and hated it, so he had everybody call him Max, which is how I became a Max. My grandfather hated the Melchior- Balthazar thing so much that he put an end to this 500-year-old tradition by calling my father Mario… Now, a century later, I happen to love the name Melchior!”
Made in a limited edition of 99 pieces available in light and dark finishes, the consignor purchased one of each and kept this one unused in its box.