Star Trek Space Station-Inspired Table Timepiece Is Epic

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Engineered and crafted by Switzerland’s only remaining specialized high-end clock manufacture founded in 1839, Starfleet Machine is a jaw-dropping piece of art inspired by the famous space station from the TV show Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Only by watching the video presentation you’ll feel like you want to beam up captain Picard.
We frequently write about chronographs made by one of the luxury auto manufacturers. Sometimes we even show you guys how far car makers get with all sorts of lifestyle items in their never-ending marketing struggle. But every once in a while we stumble upon something else, something that rather belongs to the obscure part of the eccentric industry. This timepiece is probably about that.

Starfleet Machine is described as an “intergalactic spaceship-cum-table clock” which features hours and minutes, double retrograde seconds and power reserve indicator. The highly visible, finished in-house movement boasts a great power reserve of 40 days. Designed by MB&F, the award-winning timepiece is a true work of art.

Hours and minutes are indicated on the central black dome by hand-polished clock hands that follow the dome’s curved contours. A smaller rotating dome, accompanied by a revolving radar dish, provides an intuitive view of the remaining energy.

Laser cannons

Below 12 o’clock on the central hour-minute dome, the double retrograde seconds in the form of turret-mounted laser cannons are located. The cannons start in parallel and cross over one another before rapidly flying out again, an action marking off 20-second intervals. The red-tipped cannons provide eye-catching visual animation and the regulator has deliberately been placed in full view for all to admire.

According to the company, only 175 items have been crafted and the timepiece is available in either light or dark editions, the latter designed with ruthenium-finished components. Problem is, the price is $35,000, which is about the same money you’d pay to add a V8 Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro to your driveway.

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