MB&F’s brand new Horological Machine, the HM7 Aquapod takes its aesthetic inspiration from one of the most delicate creatures in the sea: the jellyfish. Equipped with an in-house developed mechanical self-winding movement, this high horology complication mimics the radially symmetric character of a jellyfish.
The three-dimensional, spherical movement architecture is inspired from the movements of "onion" pocket watches of 18th century. 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. Comprising of 303-components, the 35 jewels HM7 Engine can deliver 72-hour power reserve.
Model: HM7 Aquapod
Launch editions in grade 5 titanium with blue bezel and 18k 5N+ red gold with black bezel – both with blue luminescent details.
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
Material: launch editions in grade 5 titanium or 18k 5N+ red gold
Dimensions: 53.8 mm x 21.3 mm
Number of components: 95
Water resistance: 50 m / 150 feet / 5 atm
Top and bottom sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces.
Rubber bracelet moulded in aircraft-grade Fluorocarbon FKM 70 Shore A elastomer with folding buckle matching case material.
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