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New: MB&F HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red

by Peter Chong on June 25, 2019
Watches
Overview
Brand

MB&F HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red.

Complication / Type of Watch

Sporty water resistant watch from Independent watchmaker
Sculpture like artistic piece

Recommended Retail Price

CHF 155,000 + VAT (USD 165,000 / EUR 144,000 before taxes

New for June 2019, the HM7 now released in Platinum Red. A striking colour palate for the first of the sporty MB&F watches.

MB&F HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red

The HM7 remains unchanged from earlier editions, except for the case material and the colour of the dial and straps.

Recommended reading:

Review: MB&F HM7 Aquapod

The earlier versions are in Titanium Blue, Red Gold and Titanium Green.

This new limited edition (25 pieces) has a few special features:

  • a case crafted from platinum 950;
  • a striking red bezel in sapphire crystal;
  • three-dimensional, “floating” numerals for the hours and minutes;
  • a tourbillon bridge in sapphire crystal;
  • each piece is delivered with 3 rubber straps in red, black and white.

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 metal was specifically selected for its lightness, in order to have as little additional marginal load on the engine as possible.

The sapphire crystal tourbillon bridge allows visibility deep into the movement.

One of the most startling visual aspects of a jellyfish, almost alien in how far it is from the mammalian systems with which we are familiar, is its transparency. How can something so diaphanous and seemingly insubstantial be alive?

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.

The self-winding, 391-component engine of HM7 Platinum Red was developed entirely in-house at MB&F. Fitted with a platinum case, bezel and buckle, HM7 Platinum Red will be made in a limited series of 25 pieces, each presented with three interchangeable straps (red, white and black) in aircraft-grade rubber.

MB&F HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red Technical Specifications

Limited edition: Platinum 950 with red sapphire crystal bezel (25 pieces)

Engine Three-dimensional vertical architecture, automatic winding, conceived and developed in-house by MB&F * Central flying 60-second tourbillon, with sapphire balance bridge * Power reserve: 72 hours * Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 bph * Three-dimensional winding rotor in titanium and platinum * Number of components: 391 * Number of jewels: 35

Functions/indications Hours and minutes displayed by two grade 5 titanum discs whit flying numbers, turning on oversized ceramic central bearings * Unidirectional rotating bezel for elapsed time * Numerals, markers and segments along the winding rotor in Super-LumiNova * A round segment from AGT Ultra technology (Ambiant Glow Technology) surrounds the flying tourbillon * Two crowns: winding on left and time-setting on right

Case
Spherical construction * Material: Platinum 950 * Dimensions: 53.8 mm x 21.3 mm * Number of components: 83 * Water resistance: 50 m / 150 feet / 5 atm *

Sapphire crystals Top and bottom sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces
Strap & buckle Rubber bracelet moulded in aircraft-grade Fluorocarbon FKM 70 Shore A elastomer, delivered in 3 colours, red, black and white, with folding buckle in platinum.

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