This Week in Watches: August 26, 2014

Tissot-T-Touch-Solar-Gear-Patrol Something New under the Sun
Tissot’s new T-Touch Expert Solar, the world’s first solar-charged touchscreen watch, goes on sale. $1,150
Longines-Monopusher-Gear-Patrol 24 Hours, One Pusher
Longines dusts off another classic aviation watch from its illustrious history: a 60-second monopusher chronograph with a 24-hour dial. longines.com
IWC-Gear-Patrol A Pilot’s Watch Tribute to a Famous Pilot
IWC’s special “The Last Flight” chronograph pays tribute to the fateful (and fatal) last flight of pilot and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The case is brown ceramic and the pushers and crown are platinum. iwc.com
FP-Journe-Gear-Patrol “I Invented It and I Made It”
French watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe is considered by many, including himself, to be the greatest of his generation. Revolution has found a short documentary, “Invenit et Fecit”, that gives a glimpse of the man behind the loupe. revo-online.com
Leather-Strap-Gear-Patrol Premium Leather from Down Under
Aussie strap maker Bas & Lokes makes some of the finest leather straps around. The new Luther will make any watch an instant old favorite. $140