Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: April 21, 2015

Baume-and-Mercier-Gear-Patrol Built for Speed
Baume & Mercier has created two special-edition versions of its Capeland chronograph to commemorate the career of legendary racer and car-builder Carroll Shelby. Both have Cobra-blue dials and the snake logo on the seconds hand. The steel edition is limited to 1,965 pieces, while the red gold flyback version is limited to 98 pieces. baume-et-mercier.com
MMT-Gear-Patrol A Perfect Circle
The new R series from MMT is minimalism exemplified, lacking even a crown for its Swiss quartz movement. With a domed crystal and real wooden bezel, it makes a statement, but quietly. mmtstore.com
IWC-Gear-Patrol Black and White and Red All Over
As if the oversized date and month displays weren’t enough on IWC’s Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, the masterpiece is now available in a red gold case. iwc.com
JLC-Geophysic-gear-patrol From Glacier Bay to Madison Avenue
As part of Madison Avenue Watch Week and in recognition of Jaeger LeCoultre’s continuing support for UNESCO’s World Heritage Marine Program, the brand is hosting a special exhibit of Mark Kelley’s photography from Glacier Bay, Alaska. If you’re in New York this week, it’s worth a visit. jaeger-lecoultre.com
MBF-Gear-Patrol Frosting on the Cake
MB&F’s new Legacy Machine 101 “Frost” is made that much more beautiful thanks to a frosted gold dial. mbandf.com
Govberg-Gear-Patrol Feed the Addiction
Watch retailer Govberg has released an app that feeds the horology addiction with a news feed from top watch sites, an organizer for your own collection and the ability to browse their new and pre-owned watch inventory and get a fast quote when you decide to trade yours in. All in all, very dangerous. govbergwatches.com