HM7 Red Front previewThe Swiss watch brand MB&F has unveiled a new undiscovered species of (mechanical) jellyfish: the HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red

Having captivated the world with its soaring tourbillon and perfect symmetries over the last two years, the jellyfish-in - spired HM7 Aquapod emerges from the depths for a new outing in 2019, this time in the most precious of metals and an arresting new shade – along with three-dimensional, ‘floating’ hour and minute numerals.

Previously documented in various marine environments in Titanium Blue, Red Gold and Titanium Green variants, the first specimens of this rare species were spotted along the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. The Platinum Red variant can be distinguished thanks to a few very special features:

- A case crafted in platinum 950, limited to just 25 pieces

- A striking red bezel in sapphire crystal, with numerals and indexes filled with Super-LumiNova

- Three-dimensional, “floating” numerals for the hours and minutes

- A tourbillon bridge in sapphire crystal

- Interchangeable rubber straps in red, black or white

Used for the first time in any MB&F creation, red is not a colour that immediately comes to mind when thinking of marine life — but it has a very particular significance when it comes to the jellyfish. HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red comes from the deepest recesses of the horological ocean, with free-floating numerical appendages and unprecedented transparency surrounding its beating heart: a 60-second flying tourbillon.

The self-winding, 391-component engine of HM7 Platinum Red was developed entirely in-house at MB&F. Fitted with a platinum case, bezel and buckle, HM7 Platinum Red will be made in a limited series of 25 pieces, each presented with three interchangeable straps (red, white and black) in aircraft-grade rubber.