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This Week in Watches: August 4, 2015

Emmanuel Bouchet debuts a new brand, a Swatch for the beach, new Autodromo driving glove colorways and more.

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Emmanuel Bouchet debuts a new brand, a Swatch for the beach, new Autodromo driving glove colorways and more.

On the Radar


Reveals, New Launches and Watches


A Grand Entrance

It’s always exciting when a new watch brand makes its debut, and Emmanuel Bouchet doesn’t disappoint. The brand’s namesake founder has chops, having cut his teeth building watches for some prestigious companies and his first effort at his own is a stunning visual and technical tour de force, with a double barrel and a double escapement movement fully visible to its lucky owner. The only concern with the Complication One is: how do you follow it up?

emmanuelbouchet.com

A Smarter Font

The Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smart Watch pays tribute to the 1957 introduction of the iconic and ubiquitous Swiss font with a limited-edition watch named for it. Going a step further, the timepiece uses MotionX technology to track its owner’s activity, sleep and fitness goals, linking up with a smartphone app so as not to clutter the clean dial.

Buy Now: $850

Hit the Beach

Swatch enters the smartwatch arena in a way no one expected. The Touch Zero One is an activity-tracking watch, but one with a particular focus: beach volleyball. The watch detects hits, claps, movement and helps set goals for competitors and avid fans alike.

swatch.com

Hit the Road

Automotive-inspired watch and lifestyle brand Autodromo has three new colorways for its stringback driving gloves, perfect for matching with your vintage Porsche Carrera. Or your vintage Heuer Carrera chronograph.

autodromo.com

Reviews and Buying Guides


Advice from the Crew


The Hublot King Power Oceanographic 1000 Shines under the Surface

Hublot is a polarizing brand of big watches and big marketing but under the surface, they build some pretty amazing watches. We took the King Power Oceanographic 1000 diving to see how it performs in 100 feet of cold water. Read the Review



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