When Maximilian Büsser presented the Horological Machine no. 8 Can-Am, he did specify, with a little glint in his eye, that he wasn’t skipping a number; HM7 would come soon. After a few months, he took the wraps off the new timepiece, nicknamed “Aquapod.” The first reaction it generally invoked at SIH was, “MB&F has made a diving watch!” While there is a marine inspiration, we would not venture too far into the deep blue with an Aquapod strapped to the wrist. The design is actually derived from the jellyfish, and upon closer inspection, the parallels are quite obvious, especially if you hold the watch and let the strap hang down. Photos (yet again) don’t do it justice, because HM7 is, in spite of its large diameter, quite delicately detailed. The ceramic bezel, which is what draws the immediate comparison to a diving watch, is thin and light, circling the brain of the machine rather than protecting it. Its party trick is when you venture into the dark with the HM7, as the timepiece, just like its organic cousin, emits a blue luminescence. The effect is amplified thanks to three panels of Ambient Glow Technology (AGT) Ultra, placed inside the movement, that draw attention to the flying tourbillon.