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HM7 AQUAPOD TI GREEN

Our Horological Machines took cues from spaceships, aircraft and sports cars: they explored space, the skies and the road. In 2017, with the Horological Machine n°7 'Aquapod', we took our first plunge into the water.

The organic jellyfish-inspired design of HM7 Aquapod is counter-balanced by the very mechanical horology within: a central 60-second flying tourbillon tops the concentric vertical movement architecture, with indications radiating out from the centre like ripples in a pond.

This HM7 Aquapod titanium edition with green sapphire bezel is limited to 50 pieces.

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Description

The idea for an aquatic watch originated from MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser’s memories of family beach holidays, which included an encounter with a jellyfish. While the encounter may have been minor, the seed it planted in Büsser's brain for a three-dimensional timepiece powered by tentacles was anything but.
HM7 began its gestation as a horological jellyfish, and the architecture of its Engine is appropriately biomorphic. Where a jellyfish generates power from food caught in its tentacles, HM7 generates power from its tentacle-like automatic winding rotor. Where jellyfish have a radially symmetric ring of neurons for a brain, Aquapod has radially symmetric rings displaying hours and minutes. Where jellyfish have a hood or bell on top, HM7 has an imposing flying tourbillon regulating the power generated by the rotor.



The 303-component, 72-hour power reserve HM7 Engine was developed in-house by MB&F. Spherically three-dimensional, all its mechanisms – from the winding rotor at the bottom 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. 

As a clear tribute to diver’s watches – which the HM7 is technically not, at 50m water-resistance – the design also includes a “floating” unidirectional rotating bezel, allowing to keep the tracking of elapsed time. And like many jellyfish, HM7 glows in the dark: on the hour and minute numerals, around the movement and along the tentacle-like winding rotor.

HM7 AQUAPOD TI GREEN

The Creator

Maximilian Büsser and Friends

After decades conforming to the rules of corporate watchmaking, Max Büsser broke the chains and started a rebellion in 2005; a rebellion called MB&F - Maximilian Büsser & Friends.

MB&F is an artistic concept laboratory based around a simple idea: to assemble collectives of independant watchmaking professionals to develop radical watches - Horological or Legacy Machines. By nurturing teams of talented individuals, harnessing their passion and creativity and crediting each person's essential role, MB&F uses their synergy to become much greater than the sum of its parts. Respecting tradition, but never constrained by it, MB&F reinterprets traditional, high-quality watchmaking into three-dimensional kinetic sculptures.

First presented in 2017, Horological Machine N°7 – nicknamed HM7 'Aquapod' – was inspired by a jellyfish and took us for a plunge into the water.

After decades conforming to the rules of corporate watchmaking, Max Büsser broke the chains and started a rebellion in 2005; a rebellion called MB&F - Maximilian Büsser & Friends.

MB&F is an artistic concept laboratory based around a simple idea: to assemble collectives of independant watchmaking professionals to develop radical watches - Horological or Legacy Machines. By nurturing teams of talented individuals, harnessing their passion and creativity and crediting each person's essential role, MB&F uses their synergy to become much greater than the sum of its parts. Respecting tradition, but never constrained by it, MB&F reinterprets traditional, high-quality watchmaking into three-dimensional kinetic sculptures.

First presented in 2017, Horological Machine N°7 – nicknamed HM7 'Aquapod' – was inspired by a jellyfish and took us for a plunge into the water.

Specifications

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DISPLAY

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


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ENGINE

Three-dimensional horological movement developed exclusively by MB&F;
Central flying 60-second tourbillon with 3 panels of AGT Ultra (Ambient Glow Technology) lume around it;
Frequency: 2.5Hz (18,000 bph);
303 components, 35 jewels

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DIMENSIONS

53.8 x 21.3 mm

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CASE

Grade 5 titanium;
Water resistance: 50m / 5 ATM / 150 feet;
Spherical construction, high domed sapphire crystal on top and sapphire crystal on back with anti-reflective coating on both sides;
Two crowns: winding on left and time-setting on right

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POWER RESERVE

72 hours

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STRAP & BUCKLE

Rubber strap moulded in aircraft-grade Fluorocarbon FKM 70 Shore A elastomer with folding buckle matching the case

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EDITION

Limited edition of 50 pieces

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