This Week in Watches: August 5, 2014

This Week in Watches: Bremont’s founder defends an embattled movement, James Cameron unveils a new Rolex, a Swiss brand releases an automatic signing machine, and much more.



20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Last night in New York, filmmaker James Cameron presented a new version of the Rolex DeepSea Sea Dweller commemorating his voyage to the deepest spot on Earth. The watch features a gradient dial that goes from ocean blue to black, just like the colors of the Marianas Trench.

An Historic Racing Machine
Christopher Ward releases a limited edition chronograph that contains a small piece of sheet metal from an historic Ferrari 250 GTO. $2,995 (pre-order)

The Signing Machine
Swiss watch brand Jaquet Droz is known for its exquisite timepieces, but the company’s founder was first renowned for his creation of automata, complex self-operating machines. Now Jaquet Droz is back in the automata business with the modern mechanical Signing Machine.

Haute Horlogerie (Winding)
High-end watches demand a high-end watch winder. German brand Buben & Zorweg debuts its new Time Mover technology.

The Watch for Anglophiles
Arnold & Son releases a tourbillon whose traditional “English” decoration overshadows even its stunning movement.

Lightweight High Watchmaking
F.P. Journe releases its Octa Sport in a titanium case with an aluminum movement. The watch was inspired by Journe’s own desire for a haute horlogerie watch he could wear for triathlons.

Analog/Shift’s Own NATO Straps
Our friends over at Analog/Shift have their own exclusive NATO strap pattern. Get ’em while they’re hot. And NATOs are hot right now. $16

Tempest in a Teacup
Bremont founder Nick English speaks out to set the record straight about the brand’s new BWC/01 movement, which created quite the kerfuffle last week when it was released in the brand’s Wright Flyer special edition watch.
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