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This Week in Watches: May 6, 2014

JLC-Aston-Martin-Gear-Patrol The Watch 007 Should Wear
The new Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX2 Transponder is a mechanical chronograph that happens to incorporate a wireless transponder that locks and unlocks “any Aston Martin car”. It’s safe to assume they mean one specific Aston (yours). Otherwise, this may be a great investment for high-end car thieves. jaeger-lecoultre.com
Zenith-Boss-Gear-Patrol Zenith Gets a New Boss
With its former CEO Jean-Frédéric Dufour leaving to take the head spot at Rolex, Zenith has appointed industry veteran Aldo Magada to take the helm. We like him — he smokes cigars. zenith-watches.com
Chris-Ward-Gear-Patrol Christopher Ward turns 10
The British watch brand is a decade old. To celebrate, it’s releasing a new, slimmer, handwound version of its first timepiece, the C5 Malvern. Pre-order: $550
CR7-Gear-Patrol CR7 joins TAG Heuer
Look out, Leonardo, there’s a new TAG Heuer ambassador in town, and he might be more popular than you. Soccer, er, football star Cristiano Ronaldo joins TAG’s team. tagheuer.com
Devon-Tread-TWIW A Decadent Devon
Devon Works has created a “Godiva” version of its category-busting Tread 2, with a rich brown PVD case and brown time belts. Those waiting for an introduction via Oompa Loompa song at its release came away disappointed, but otherwise it’s a great watch. devonworks.com
History-Of-Dive-Watches-Gear-Patrol A (not so) Brief History of Dive Watches
Our friends over at A Blog to Watch run down the long history of subaquatic timepieces. ablogtowatch.com