Ticking off the latest in watch news

This Week in Watches: July 15, 2014

Longines-Avigation-Gear-Patrol Flying Back in Time
Longines launches another stellar Heritage Collection pilot’s watch, the Avigation. longines.com
Omega-Gear-Patrol 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. omegawatches.com
Richard-Mille-Tourbillion-Gear-Patrol 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. richardmille.com
Benrus-Gear-Patrol Benrus Lives Again
Storied American brand BENRUS, long defunct, has been resurrected by clothing magnate Giovanni Feroce. providencejournal.com
Bell-Ross-Gear-Patrol 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. bellross.com
Tsovet-Gear-Patrol Classic and Classy
Tsovet releases the colorful and classic 36mm JPT-PW36, complete with Horween leather. $225-$250
Heinrik-Lorentz-Gear-Patrol Not Just Windmills and Tulips
An elegant timepiece from Dutch watch brand Pelikaan. $2,600
Patrick-Pruniaux-TWiW 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. zd.net