HOROLOGICAL MACHINE N°7 AQUAPOD TITANIUM GREEN
In 2017, the HM7 opened a new chapter in the history of the young Genevan brand. Its original design is back this year in a new combination of materials and colours.
Coming to you directly from the fertile imagination of Maximilian Büsser and his friends, the Horological Machine n°7 takes us into a dream-like world, like something out of Jules Verne. This timepiece, known as the HM7 Aquapod, with its organic design inspired by a jellyfish hood, really comes to life through a concentric mechanism with a central tourbillon at the top. The complex architecture is protected by a case that is just as complex, made up of two sapphire glass spheres joined together by a titanium block. Like on most MB&F watches, the time elements are read in an original way. Here, there are two symmetric rings and a coloured marker to show and the hours and minutes. Two symmetrical crowns provide balance to the aesthetic design. One is used to wind up the watch, the other to set the time. The dial is encircled by a coloured bezel, which is green in this limited edition of 50 pieces.
The Aquapod does not actually live on zooplankton or move using tentacles, but has a self-winding calibre. A titanium and platinum rotor made up of 12 excrescences, like the mandibles of an underwater animal, capture energy that is then redistributed vertically.
Don’t hesitate to plunge the HM7 into darkness to admire an original light show. The omnipresent green lume coating the numerals, hour markers and the long segments of the rotor, as well as the three AGT Ultra panels placed around the mechanism, help transform it into a captivating luminous creature. The timepiece is at home under the water with a case that is watertight down to 50 metres, and is also attractive on the wrist in the open air with a comfortable strap made of moulded rubber.
Price: 108,000 CHF mb&f.com
By Dan Diaconu
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