The MB&F HM7 Aquapod first saw the light of day 2017, in red gold with black ceramic bezel, and in titanium with blue ceramic bezel – HM7 is back in a titanium case with a green sapphire crystal bezel, limited to 50 pieces. And for this year, we got our intimate sessions for a hands-on with the latest HM7, the Aquapod in titanium with green sapphire crystal bezel limited to 50 pieces. We cover this Press Release with our own photographs, spiced with hands-on commentary.
All the essentials remain the same as the original 2017 release. The only difference is the colour of the bezel, which is now in a light, almost lime like green. Trying to describe the hue is not the easiest, so we apologize. The colour is almost exactly as we see on our (admittedly colour calibrated) screens as we saw it in real live in Baselworld.
Retail price is CHF 108,000 + VAT (USD 108k, EUR 100k + VAT).
HM7 Aquapod technical details
3 limited editions:
– grade 5 titanium, with blue ceramic bezel and blue lume (33 pieces) released in 2017
– 18k 5N+ red gold, with black ceramic bezel and blue lume (66 pieces) released in 2017
– grade 5 titanium, with green sapphire crystal bezel and green lume (50 pieces), this release in 2018
Three-dimensional vertical architecture, automatic winding, conceived and developed in-house by MB&F
Central flying 60-second tourbillon
Power reserve: 72 hours
Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 bph
Three-dimensional winding rotor in titanium and platinum
Number of components: 303
Number of jewels: 35
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
3 panels of AGT Ultra (Ambient Glow Technology) lume around the flying tourbillon
Two crowns: winding on left and time-setting on right
Material: Grade 5 titanium or 18k 5N+ red gold
Dimensions: 53.8 mm x 21.3 mm
Number of components: 95
Water resistance: 50 m / 150 feet / 5 atm
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 with folding buckle matching case material.