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MB&F HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red Watch Inspired by Jellyfish

By Paul Joseph

Avant-garde Swiss watch brand MB&F has announced a new version of the HM7 Aquapod timepiece inspired by jellyfish.

The fourth HM7 Aquapod watch edition in the collection joins the titanium with blue accents (33 pieces), red gold with black accents (66 pieces) and titanium with bright green accents (50 pieces). The first HM7 Aquapod watch was showcased at the SIHH 2017 watch fair.

The latest platinum HM7 Aquapod is the most limited model so far, with only 25 examples planned to be made, and featuring a case made out of platinum 950 along with a sapphire bezel in striking red.

To compensate for the weight gain resulting from its platinum case, MB&F tweaked parts of the movement inside, which includes a sapphire tourbillion bridge instead of metal and the use of titanium for the 3D numerals on the dial.

The aquatic-themed HM7 Aquapod watch has also been inspired by jellyfish, with its bright shade of red representing the red innards of deep-sea jelly fish which serves as a form of protective camouflage.

Everything else on the watch is identical to the previous versions launched over the last two years. It is powered by the self-winding HM7 caliber developed in-house at MB&F and is made of 391 components.

Each watch is presented with three interchangeable straps in red, white and black which are made of aircraft-grade rubber, and is priced at $165,000.

MB&F was founded by Maximilian Büsser in Geneva, Switzerland in 2005.

By Paul Joseph