Today, we are happy to introduce MB&F fans to the newest HM7 Aquapod watch — clad in green and looking mean. Indeed, after the two launch editions last year– one in 18-karat 5N rose gold with a black bezel and the beloved titanium version with a blue bezel — MB&F now unveils a second titanium HM7 Aquapod with a green sapphire crystal bezel — at a price of $108,000.
Turning to water — or more specifically — jellyfish for inspiration, MB&F reached its tentacles into the deep blue sea when it started work a few years ago on the Horological Machine No.7, Aquapod. The first of its kind — with a central flying tourbillon within the vertical movement — was released last year to much acclaim. While the rose gold and black model was a hit, the titanium and blue version — with colors reminiscent of the oceans — stole the limelight. Now, the newest model — with a bold green sapphire crystal unidirectional bezel that floats outside of the case — is sure to create waves, especially since only 50 will be made.
As per MB&F — because, honestly, they say it best: “Jellyfish are radially symmetric, Aquapod is radially symmetric. Where a jellyfish generates power from food caught in its tentacles, HM7 generates power from its tentacle-like automatic winding rotor…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. … And, like many jellyfish, HM7 glows in the dark. It glows where you would expect it to – on the hour and minute numerals – but also around the inside of the movement, to light up that flying tourbillon at night.”.
Technical Specifications of the HM7 Aquapod Green:
Case/Bezel: grade 5 titanium, with green sapphire crystal bezel and green lume (50 pieces)
Case: Spherical construction
Material: Grade 5 titanium: 53.8 mm × 21.3 mm
Number of components: 95
Water resistance: 50 m / 150 feet / 5 atm
Three-dimensional vertical architecture, automatic winding, conceived and developed in-house by MB&F
Central flying 60-second tourbillon
Power reserve: 72 hours
Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 bph
Three-dimensional winding rotor in titanium and platinum
Number of components: 303
Number of jewels: 35
Hours and minutes displayed by two aluminium / titanium spherical segment discs rotating on oversized central ceramic bearings
Unidirectional rotating bezel for elapsed time
Numerals, markers and segments along the winding rotor in Super-LumiNova
3 panels of AGT Ultra (Ambient Glow Technology) lume around the flying tourbillon Two crowns: winding on left and time-setting on right
Crystals: Top and bottom sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces.
Strap: Rubber bracelet moulded in aircraft-grade Fluorocarbon FKM 70 Shore A elastomer with folding buckle matching case material.