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MB&F revisits the HM7 Aquapod
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MB&F revisits the HM7 Aquapod

Friday, 05 July 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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These past two years, the HM7 Aquapod has made its mark with its jellyfish aesthetic, flying tourbillon and perfect symmetry. It returns as a Platinum Red version with three-dimensional “floating” numerals.

Platinum, which sits at the apex of the hierarchy of noble watchmaking materials, makes its debut in HM7, its bright silvery-white hue an emphatic counterpoint to the vividly crimson unidirectional rotating bezel. HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red comes from the deepest recesses of the horological ocean, with free-floating numerical appendages and unprecedented transparency surrounding its beating heart: a 60-second flying tourbillon.

Horological Machine N°7 Platinum Red © MB&F
Horological Machine N°7 Platinum Red © MB&F

Unlike previous incarnations of Aquapod, which indicated the hours and minutes via rotating rings with transferred numerals, HM7 Platinum Red features three-dimensional numerals sculpted in titanium. The stems attaching the hour and minute numerals to their respective mounting rings are rendered black with a coating of DLC (diamond-like carbon), completing the ethereal floating effect that one associates with the sight of a jellyfish drifting with the ocean currents.

Horological Machine N°7 Platinum Red calibre © MB&F
Horological Machine N°7 Platinum Red calibre © MB&F

One of the most startling visual aspects of a jellyfish, is its transparency. HM7 Platinum Red homes in on this point, replacing the battle-axe tourbillon bridge of previous Aquapod versions with a clear sapphire component. The flying tourbillon of the HM7 engine is revealed like never before, highlighted by a halo of high-luminosity AGT. Because, of course, HM7 Platinum Red is aglow with luminescence, just as any fascinating creature of the deep should be. Apart from the AGT ring surrounding the flying tourbillon, luminous material is found in the laser-engraved markings of the unidirectional rotating bezel and on the surface of the hour and minute numerals. These are untinted Super-LumiNova, which fluoresce white after exposure to light.

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