HM7 Aquapod emerges from the depths for a new outing in 2019, this time in the most precious of metals and an arresting new shade along with three dimensional, “floating” hour and minute numerals. 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 ( Used for the first time in any MB&F ).
MB&F creation, red is not a color that immediately comes to mind when thinking of marine life — but it has a very particular significance when it comes to the jellyfish. The deeper you go in the ocean, the less color you see. Red is the first color to disappear, being on the lowest end of the visible light spectrum and thus most easily absorbed by water. This is why you find a higher concentration of red sea creatures in the deepest waters being red makes them almost invisible to predators. Deep sea jellyfish often have red stomachs as a form of protective camouflage, as their transparent bodies would otherwise allow predators to spot them via their stomach contents.
The stems attaching the hour and minute numerals to their respective mounting rings are rendered black with a coating of DLC (diamond-like carbon), completing the ethereal floating effect that one associates with the sight of a jellyfish drifting with the ocean currents. The watch is made up of a total 391 components with a 72-hour power reserve.
Limited series of 25 pieces, each presented with three interchangeable straps (red, white and black) in air craft grade rubber.
Buy it for $165,000 USD at MB&F