MB&F gives the HM7 Aquapod watch, which was first launched in 2017, in red gold with black ceramic bezel, and in titanium with blue ceramic bezel, a new look. Limited to 50 pieces, a new version comes in a titanium case with a green sapphire crystal bezel.
The design of Horological Machine No.7, aka HM7 Aquapod, was inspired by jellyfish: a central flying tourbillon tops the concentric vertical movement architecture, with indications radiating out from the centre like ripples in a pond. The watch generates power from its tentacle-like automatic winding rotor. Just like jellyfish, that has a radially symmetric ring of neurons for a brain, Aquapod features radially symmetric rings displaying hours and minutes. Where jellyfish have a hood or bell on top, HM7 Aquapod has an imposing flying tourbillon regulating the power generated by the rotor, and transforming it into the display of time.
The winding rotor’s tentacles are crafted from a solid block of titanium; their very three-dimensional nature makes machining and finishing extremely challenging. Underneath the tentacles, a platinum mass ensures powerful and efficient winding.
The 303-component, 72-hour power reserve HM7 Engine was developed in-house by MB&F. Spherically three-dimensional, all its mechanisms – from the winding rotor at the bottom, past the mainspring barrel and hour and minute displays, to the flying tourbillon on top – rotate concentrically around the centre. The curves of the high-domed sapphire crystal are mirrored in the shape of the time display rings, which are not simply flat and angled, but are mathematically precise, curved spherical segments.
Moreover, just like jellyfish, HM7 glows in the dark. It glows on the hour and minute numerals and around the inside of the movement, to light up flying tourbillon at night.
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