Recently, we wrote about MB&F’s HM7 Aquapod. The original story is available here: The MB&F Horological Machine 7 Aquapod. I guess we were onto something here at WatchMeWatchBlog, because MB&F just announced a new 25-piece limited series of the HM7 crafted in platinum and red lacquered sapphire.
Not only is the colour and metal choice different on this release, but the way in which the bezel is created has been modified. The bezel no longer employs ceramic, but instead uses a piece of sapphire crystal. The crystal is laser engraved from the bottom to allow space for Super-LumiNova to fill which creates the numbers and markers. Following that, a red lacquer is then painted on the backside of the crystal.
More noticeably maybe, the numerals on the time-telling portion of the watch have been completely redesigned. Formerly, the hours and minutes were painted onto two titanium and aluminum discs, but now both the hours and minutes are using three-dimensional numerals filled with Super-LumiNova. Each numeral is held up by a disguised, DLC-treated titanium piece to retain the look of “floating” or a “sea of numbers” as I referred to it in the other article.
This platinum example of the HM7 comes not only with a red rubber strap, but a black strap and a white strap as well. With only 25 pieces available this reference will sell out quick (if it hasn’t already).
The red and platinum HM7 Aquapod is priced at 165,000 USD.