Inspired by classic Japanese sci-fi cartoons and 1970s biomorphic design, the MB&F HM6 Space Pirate Watch is a fantastically weird timepiece.In each of the four corners of HM6’s biomorphic case is a 360° sphere, capped top and bottom by transparent sapphire crystal domes. Up forward, two semi-spherical indications rotate vertically, displaying hours and minutes. Back aft, driven through multiplying gearing by the automatic winding rotor, twin spherical turbines spin horizontally, automatically regulating the winding system in case of excessive speed to reduce stress and wear.While the transparent cupola on top of HM6 Space Pirate offers a tantalising glimpse into the sophisticated Engine below, the sapphire crystal display portal on the back reveals more of the 475 finely finished components making up the highly complex movement, which required over three years of development. Also visible through the display back is part of the winding mechanism and the platinum 950 winding battle-axe rotor.While Horological Machine No.6’s gentle curves and bulging “eyes” may give it the appearance of a friendly extra-terrestrial life form, the strength of its exoskeleton is formidable thanks to the aeronautic grade Ti-6Al-4V titanium case. And a titanium brace runs around the central circumference of the hull, reinforcing the structure and supporting the lugs. Limited to just 50 units by $230,000 each, it’s finished off with a handsome black calfskin strap that no one’s going to notice because they’ll be too busy staring at the top of your wrist.