Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: August 12, 2014

Arnold-Son-Gear-Patrol Skinny Tourbillons
In this year’s race for the thinnest tourbillon, Arnold & Son was beaten out by Bulgari, but that doesn’t mean its UTTE isn’t better looking. The new rose gold and rare palladium versions up the ante. arnoldandson.com
Tissot-NYC-Gear-Patrol Tissot Opens First Manhattan Boutique
It’s hard to believe that Tissot hasn’t had its own NYC boutique before, but they’re now officially open for business at 666 Fifth Avenue, near Rockefeller Center. us.tissotshop.com
Passion-Hour-NYC-Gear-Patrol Free Watchmaking Services in September
Hour Passion, a Swatch Group boutique in New York, is offering several basic watchmaking services for free during the month of September. Water resistance checks, battery changes and ultrasonic cleaning are among the services offered for your Longines, Rado, Tissot, Hamilton or Swatch. hourpassion.com
Quill-Pad-Gear-Patrol An Independent Film about Independent Watchmakers
Quill & Pad co-founder Ian Skellern writes about his work on a short documentary film about two very different and very respected independent watchmakers, Philippe Dufour and Vianney Halter. Read about it, then watch it. quillandpad.com
Deep-Blue-Sea-Ram Deep Blue’s New Diver
One of our favorite boutique brands is Deep Blue, which focuses, as its name suggests, on dive watches. Their latest is the oddly named Sea Ram, which comes in a rainbow of beach-ready colors and either a quartz or automatic movement. deepbluewatches.com