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This Week in Watches: July 21, 2015

Two hardcore divers, a titanium startup, a watch from Detroit that’s not a Shinola, a music box shaped like a TIE Fighter and more.



Ti Fighter
Looking to become the first titanium watch funded on Kickstarter, the Redux Courg is a promising mashup of pilot and dive watch that shows a mature design restraint. reduxwatch.com

A Bright Idea
As part of the brand’s 25-year anniversary commemoration, the highly visible Scott Cassell Deep Dive is packaged with a second strap, a dive extension piece and a compass. luminox.com

Danish Frogs
Danish avant-garde sports watch maker Linde Werdelin was asked by Denmark’s elite diving corps, the Frømandskorpset, to build them a team watch. The result is the Oktopus Frogman, which was put through rigorous testing in order to ensure it was suitable for whatever abuse its wearers could subject it to. The watch is only available for purchase by members of the team; for the rest of us, the civilian Oktopus will have to do. lindewerdelin.com

Bringing It In House
Ulysse Nardin introduces the first in-house movement of its Classic collection with Classic Manufacture, an elegant dress watch with a stop-seconds function and a date that can be set backwards or forward. ulysse-nardin.com

Imported from Detroit
Despite its hard times, or maybe because of them, Detroit is having a moment, particularly with watches. The Detroit Watch Co. has just announced the forthcoming limited edition M-1 Woodward, an automatic chronograph with refined styling that should give new meaning to “Detroit Iron”. Only 75 will be built. detroitwatchco.com

The Masters of Thin
Jaeger-LeCoultre has a long history of making ultra-thin watches. Now they’re trimming even more fat by skeletonizing the dial in the new Master Ultra-Thin Squelette. jaeger-lecoultre.com

TIE Fighter
If you’ve felt that your desk would be complete with a mechanical music box that looks like a Star Wars TIE Fighter, look no further. The new MB&F Music Machine 3 has arrived in all its visual and aural glory, built in partnership with Reuge, the Swiss music-box maker. The new independent mechanisms can play movie themes from James Bond, The Godfather, Mission Impossible and, of course, Star Wars. mbandf.com

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