MB&F – HM7 “Aquapod”
The latest Horological Machine presented by MB&F. HM7 “Aquapod” enters the water world, drawing its design from the jellyfish.
The very first impression that comes to the mind after seeing HM7 is – wow. MB&F always crosses the boundaries with their innovative and bold creations. After the HM3 and HM6 watches with “outer space” as a main theme, this new addition to the MB&F range draws my attention the most.
If there were jellyfish robots on our planet, they would definitely look like HM7 “Aquapod”. The architecture of its horological parts like winding rotor, time display, flying tourbillon and radial symmetry hold almost exact reference to the biological structures that jellyfish is made of.
Despite the fact that HM7 isn’t strictly a dive watch, it features an eye-catching ceramic unidirectional bezel (black in 18K red gold version and blue in titanium version), which isn’t simply attached to the case like a common dive watches. It looks as if it’s floating around the case base, which is really unique feature. Two crowns are located in between the case and bezel. The left one winds the heart of HM7, while the right one is made for setting the time.
“Aquapod” with its heart bringing to life all functions went back to the 18th century, where the architecture of three-dimensional spherical movements were pretty popular. These days, the vast majority of horological movements tend to be designed as smooth as possible.
Hours and minutes, which are main functions of this horological jellyfish, are displayed by two spherical discs around the central axis ended by flying tourbillon. Numerals and markers have been neatly hand-painted in Super-LumiNova to provide nice and clear visibility even in a darkness.
These watches are limited to 33 pieces (titanium + blue bezel) and 66 pieces (18K red gold + black bezel)
- Dimensions : 53.8mm x 21.3mm
- Material : grade 5 titanium or 18K 5N+ red gold
- Water resistance : 50 meters
- Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
- Mechanical, self-winding
- Flying 60-second tourbillon
- Power reserve : 72 hours
- Frequency : 18,000 bph (2.5 Hz)
- Functions : Hours and minutes displayed by two spherical discs.