Like many of the outfit’s ostentatiously-styled watches, we can’t easily decide whether the MB&F HM7 Aquapod is drool-worthy or tacky beyond belief. What we do know is, this elaborate timepiece will make for an attention-grabbing showcase piece when strapped around your wrist.
Wearing a shape inspired by the likeness of a jellyfish, the timepiece sports a dome-shaped dial with radially-symmetrical rings rotating on oversized ceramic bearings that display the hours and minutes. In the center of that dial sits an exposed 60-second flying tourbillion that radiates its indicators in a movement MB&F describes as resembling “ripples in a pond.” Yeah, it’s weird as heck.
That dial, by the way, is too small for a showoff watch, so the MB&F HM7 Aquapod surrounds it with a unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel for tracking elapsed time, essentially putting a large floating ring around the watch case for a truly unique aesthetic. Super-Luminova coating is layered along all numerals, markers, and segments along the rotor for visibility in the dark, with three panels of AGT lume around the tourbillion to keep it visible at the same time.
For the self-winding movement, it uses a three-dimensional vertical architecture comprised of 303 components, holding a power reserve of 72 hours. Features include domed sapphire crystals both top and bottom, 150 feet of water resistance, and two models – titanium with a blue bezel and 18-karat red gold with a black bezel.
Only 99 examples of the launch edition MB&F HM7 Aquapod will be made. Price starts at $97,000.