Take A Deep Breath
Launch of Horological Machine No.7 in Singapore
On 2 March 2017, Maximilian Busser, founder of MB&F unveiled the latest edition of the Horological Machines; the HM7 Aquapod. The event was hosted in newly opened Warehouse Hotel where distinguished guests from The Hour Glass were treated to a delightful evening. This was shortly after the world release in January 2017, at the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie Geneve (SIHH).
Despite pushing boundaries in previous editions, such as blasting into outer space (HM2, HM3, HM6), launching into the sky (HM4) and powering down the road (HM5, HMX, HM8), the latest collection finally plunges into the water with Horological Machine No. 7, aka HM7 Aquapod.
The timepiece mimics a horological jellyfish, and the architecture of its engine is appropriately biomorphic. Jellyfish are radially symmetric and so is the exquisite watch. Also, similar to where a jellyfish generates power from food caught in its tentacles, the HM7 powers up from its tentacle-like automatic winding rotor. It also glows in the dark, both expectedly and unexpectedly. Not only do the hour and minute numerals glow, the inside of the movement also lights up like a flying tourbillion at night, along its tentacle-like winding rotor.
HM7 Aquapod is a collectible with a limited number of 33 pieces in grade 5 titanium with blue bezel and 66 pieces in 18K 5N+ red gold with black bezel, worldwide. The Hour Glass is proud to be the exclusive distributor of MB&F in Singapore.
HM7 Aquapod, the world's first mechanical jelly fish
Group Managing Director, The Hour Glass, Mr Michael Tay with Mr Maximilian Busser, Founder of MB&F