THE PITCH: He might look like something out of the next Star Wars film, but Melchior the robot also happens to be an impeccably finished, 480-component mechanical table clock, created to celebrate MB&F's tenth anniversary. We like to call him roboclock.

THE KNOWLEDGE: Created by MB&F founder Maximilian B├╝sser and designer Xin Wang, the robot's a feat of design: the retrograde action of his eyes marks off 20 second intervals, while discs with numerals display slow jump hours and sweeping minutes on his chest. Plus he'll look badass on your bedside table.

THE TARGET: Sci-fi geeks. Watch geeks. Or anyone who has a strange, deep nostalgia for the talking clock.

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