Avant-garde Swiss watch brand MB&F has come out with the world's most extreme dive watch, a futuristic 54mm machine in red platinum that costs $165,000 and is limited to just 25 pieces worldwide. The HM7 Aquapod Platinum Red as its called incorporates a flying tourbillon and is inspired by a jellyfish.
MB&F uses platinum for its Aquapod collection for the first time in the eye-popping timepiece, set off by a deep red unidirectional rotating bezel. This also marks the first time MB&F has used the color for any of its impressive creations.
Unlike previous incarnations of the Aquapod, which indicated the hours and minutes via rotating rings with transferred numerals, the HM7 Platinum Red features three-dimensional numerals sculpted in titanium. The skeleton dial of the watch also references the transparency of the often menacing jellyfish.
Ditto is glow-in-the-dark capabilities, enhanced by a halo of high-luminosity AGT (Ambient Glow Technology) surrounding the flying tourbillon. Luminous material is also found in the laser-engraved markings of the unidirectional rotating bezel and on the surface of the hour and minute numerals.
The watch's self-winding, 391-component engine was developed entirely in-house at MB&F. Each numbered example is fitted with a platinum case, bezel and buckle, and comes with three interchangeable straps in red, white and black, crafted of aircraft-grade rubber.
MB&F founder Max Büsser has said he doesn't expect many people will actually use the Aquapod, which is water-resistant to 150 ft., for diving. But we bet any real jellyfish would sure as hell get out of your way....