Maximilian Busser and Friends (MB&F) has launched its new aquatic watch Horological Machine No.7 ‘Aquapod’ in three limited edition designs.
Inspired by jellyfish, which generate power from food caught in their tentacles, the Aquapod produces power from its tentacle-like automatic winding rotor, boasting a central ‘flying’ tourbillon similar to the hood of the water creature.
The indications radiate from the centre like “ripples in a pond,” according to the brand. The watch also features outward symmetric rings to display hours and minutes, based on the symmetric ring of brain neurons of jellyfish.
The winding rotor’s 3D ‘tentacles’ are crafted from a solid block of titanium, with platinum mass for efficient winding placed underneath them.
Unlike diving watches, the Aquapod’s unidirectional rotating bezel is not attached to the case, but floats alone.
As for its 72-hour power reserve engine, it was developed in-house by MB&F.
Moreover, as jellyfish glow in the dark, so does the Aquapod on its hour and minute numerals, flying tourbillon and tentacle-like winding rotor.
The timepiece is available in three designs including titanium with blue ceramic bezel limited to 33 pieces, red gold with black ceramic bezel limited to 66 pieces and titanium with green sapphire crystal bezel limited to 50 pieces.
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