There’s something hauntingly elegant about the MB&F HM7 Aquapod that makes it almost alien-like – but in a good way. Its case is fashioned out of a large sapphire crystal ‘bubble’ reminiscent of the crystal domes found in earlier models like the HM3 and HM6. Through the front, the flying tourbillon dazzles as it rotates about a vertical axis while time is read off two curved concentric rings, one each for the hours and minutes. And as a tribute to dive watches, HM7 comes with a uni-directional ceramic bezel. On the back, the bubble reveals the movement’s oscillating weight which is designed to resemble the jellyfish’s tentacles. But the most alluring facet of this timepiece can be discovered when the lights go out, as the numerals and tourbillon glow in the dark thanks to the three AGT (ambient glow technology) lume panels.
We’ve previously interviewed the brain behind MB&F’s creations, Max Busser, which you may read here.