Avant-garde, independent watchmaker MB&F has exhibited the latest piece from their Horological Machine collection, the HM7 Aquapod.
Curiously, the release of HM7 comes after last year’s HM8; work on HMs 7 and 8 started around the same time approximately four years ago, however the release of 7 was delayed due to its development taking slightly longer than expected.
Initially inspired by a jellyfish sting incurred by Max Büsser’s wife, the HM7 is the first maritime timepiece MB&F have ever produced.
And the influence of the sea is easily apparent in the watch. The case/bezel shape and its interplay with the strap suggest the offending aquatic animal. Whilst the uni-directional bezel and powerful lume are indicative of a dive watch (the luminescence also bears more than a passing resemblance to some spices of jellyfish’s phosphorescence).