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  • Manufacturer: MB&F
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 70.RLB.B
    Case No: 70R50628
    Model Name: HM7 “Aquapod” RG
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. HM7, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold and titanium MB&F deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 53.8mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by MB&F international warranty dated 2017, instruction manual, leather card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Horological Machines by MB&F has witnessed some of the boldest, most futuristic and fascinating designs over the years captivating the attention of collectors to join the tribe. Taking inspiration from outer space, the sky and racing machines in their previous masterpieces, the HM7 takes a different turn. Introduced in 2017, the organic jellyfish-inspired aesthetic is clearly portrayed in the HM7 named the Aquapod.

    Immediately making its presence known, the oversized case topped with an ultra-high domed sapphire crystal encapsulates the flying tourbillon positioned on the center of the watch. Featuring a ceramic bezel insert suspended by its lugs, the hollowed gap in between at 3 and 9 o’clock features two crowns, the left for winding and the right for time adjusting. While its hours and minutes are indicated via two rotating discs one atop of another, a nice little feature with the looks of a tall “martini glass” indicates the minutes. The numerals and graphics are Superluminova with ambient luminous material featured on the inner-rim of the tourbillon carriage. Once turned over, the excitement continues as it features a tentacle-like winding rotor composed of platinum. Although the horological machine is oversized with a case measuring 53.8mm diameter, it is compensated by articulated lugs that provide a snug fit on the wrist.

    The HM7 was released in several variations in platinum with a red bezel limited to 25 pieces, 50 pieces in titanium with a green bezel, 33 examples in titanium with a blue bezel and 66 examples in pink gold with a black bezel.

    The present example in pink gold is offered in attractive overall condition with its full set of accessories intact consigned by the original owner. Furthermore, the present fresh-to-the-market example is also the first HM7 that is offered at a PHILLIPS auction. Whimsical and technically sound, this is truly a great opportunity for lovers of independent timepieces to acquire a masterpiece by none other than the fathomed MB&F.

959

Ref. 70.RLB.B
A very impressive, unusual and oversized limited edition pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with warranty and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 66 pieces

Circa 2017
53.8mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$310,000 - 620,000 
€32,800-65,500
$39,700-79,500

Sold for HK$819,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021