Such was the ambitious blueprint of Maximilian Büsser’s jellyfish-inspired timepiece — nicknamed the Aquapod — that its release was postponed by a whole year. Thus, following the launch of Horological Machines numbers 6 and 8 comes the HM7, one of the most eye-catching designs at this year’s SIHH watch fair in Geneva.

Front and center of Büsser’s vision is a 60-second flying tourbillon surrounded by luminescent indications — like many jellyfish, this timepiece glows the distance, with lume markings on the hour and minute numerals, the inside of the movement and across its tentacle-esque winding rotor.

The 303-component, 72-hour power reserve movement below deck was developed in-house by MB&F and is flanked by two crowns: one to set the time, the other to crank the engine. Finished in your choice of durable titanium or rose gold, the HM7 musters an entirely respectable depth of 50 metres. Go on, dive in.

From CHF 98,000