This Week in Watches: July 15, 2014

This Week in Watches: July 15, 2014.



Flying Back in Time
Longines launches another stellar Heritage Collection pilot’s watch, the Avigation.

OMEGA for Rio
The first of OMEGA’s special 2016 Olympic watches has been released: a beautifully subtle rendition of its classic Speedmaster Mark II.

A See-Through Tourbillon
For most brands, a tourbillon is an achievement. For Richard Mille, it’s not enough; the RM 56-02 has a full sapphire case.

Benrus Lives Again
Storied American brand BENRUS, long defunct, has been resurrected by clothing magnate Giovanni Feroce.

Aces High
Named for a flying ace from World War One, the limited edition Bell & Ross WW1 Guynemer features retro pilot styling and a red stork that commemorates the ace’s squadron.

Classic and Classy
Tsovet releases the colorful and classic 36mm JPT-PW36, complete with Horween leather. $225-$250

Not Just Windmills and Tulips
An elegant timepiece from Dutch watch brand Pelikaan. $2,600

Apple Hires TAG Heuer VP ahead of iWatch Launch
Apple has wooed Patrick Pruniaux from his sales VP role at one of Switzerland’s top watch brands. Things are about to get serious in the smartwatch world.

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