You’re looking at the kind of thing that people with too much money spend said money on. It’s a fancy clock that looks like what people in the 60’s thought robots in 2015 would probably look like. It’s made by fancy timepiece manufacturer MB&F (makers, incidentally, of this $230,000 Space Pirate Watch) and L’Epée 839, Switzerland’s only specialised high-end clock manufacturer. They decided to call it Melchior, and it costs $36,000. That’s about $35,900 more than we’d have been willing to pay for it, but we are not known for being discerning enthusiasts… and we’re also sort of broke. That’s not to say it isn’t “worth” the money, as far as those things go. MB&F is a respected company and we have no doubt that the 480-component timepiece took some serious craftsmanship to pull off. It features a 40 day power reserve, is limited to 99 pieces and is available in a monochromatic ‘light’ edition or a two-tone ‘dark and light’ edition featuring black PVD-treated components, and will likely make a fun talking piece for when you have dinner guests over. But still… that’s a lot of money for something that only tells time.