The Swiss luxury watch maker is only building 25 of those, which makes the model even more exclusive

In the vast world of timepieces, MB&F has made a name for itself by creating some of the most eccentric watches you can buy today. Don’t get ahead of yourselves just yet, the price tags are coined in such a way to reflect the creativity and the precious materials that go into such a watch, but it’s the place the inspiration comes from that entices the most. Like, in this case, where the MB&F HM7 has been inspired by a jellyfish. Wait until you find out its price, though.

What is the MB&F HM7?

The MB&F HM7 Red Platinum comes to join the existing Horological Machine range with the use of materials such as, well, platinum. MB&F says the watch has been inspired by jellyfish and although red is not necessarily the first color that pops into our minds when we think of the sea, there’s a very pertinent explanation for that, according to MB&F:

"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."

MB&F's HM7 Red Platinum Watch Has a Six-Figure Price Tag
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The HM7 is, by all means, less audacious than MB&F’s HM6 watch that draws its styling cues from the 1970s and 1980s Japanese anime TV series Capitaine Flam, whose spaceship was called the Comet and consisted of two spheres connected by a tube. However, this doesn’t mean the HM7 isn’t in a class of its own.

MB&F HM7 Design

MB&F's HM7 Red Platinum Watch Has a Six-Figure Price Tag
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You can pretty much consider the HM7 a sandwich consisting of two hemispheres made of sapphire crystal that's been treated with a layer of anti-reflective coating on both faces.

This allows the full exposure of the 391-component engine developed in house by MB&F and its flying tourbillon. Plus, to keep up with the traits of many jellyfish, the watch received glow-in-the-dark tech dubbed AGT (Ambient Glow Technology) that surrounds the tourbillon. The laser-engraved markings as well as the hour/minute 3D numerals (sculpted in titanium) are also fluorescent thanks to the use of Super-LumiNova tech.

MB&F's HM7 Red Platinum Watch Has a Six-Figure Price Tag
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Speaking of the numerals, MB&F says it opted for titanium due to the metal’s lightness, which was a challenge in itself, since it’s a lot more dense than aluminum, for example, and as a result, harder to machine. Moreover, to create the illusion of floating numerals, they’ve been hand-painted with protective varnish before the whole mechanism was coated in DLC (that’s short for diamond-like carbon), which darkened the support structure and gives the impression that the numbers are suspended in the air.

MB&F's HM7 Red Platinum Watch Has a Six-Figure Price Tag
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The case is platinum, which also goes for the bezel and buckle. MB&F will build just 25 HM7 Platinum Red watches and offer three interchangeable straps made of aircraft-grade rubber. Three colors are available for the straps, namely red, white, and black. The watch also sports two crowns - the one on the left winds the mechanism while the one on the right sets the time. Oh, and the HM7 is also water resistant up to 50 meters (150 feet), although we doubt that anyone will ever take it even for a harmless swim in the pool.

MB&F's HM7 Red Platinum Watch Has a Six-Figure Price Tag
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The timepiece is available for $165,000 via MB&F’s web shop.

MB&F Horological Machine No 7 Aquapod Specs

Tourbillon 60 seconds
Power reserve 72 hours
Balance frequency 2.5 Hz / 18,000 bph
Number of engine components 391
Number of jewels 35
Case material Platinum 950
Dimensions 53.8 mm x 21.3 mm
Number of case components 83
Water resistance 50 m / 150 feet / 5 atm
Bracelet Fluorocarbon FKM 70 Shore A elastomer
Bracelet colors red, black, white
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