The art of transforming the glittering towers and glassy spires of a buzzing metropolis into a recognisable watch design is no mean feat. Extravagant and irreverent, the Excalibur Blacklight is an ode to vibrant cites like Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing at the height of their nightly splendour.
The secondary watch market has been one of the year's biggest stories. From takeovers to dedicated sales spaces, from market studies to consumer analyses and brand-hosted events, pre-owned is hot news. And for a simple reason: at 8% growth per year, second-hand is the luxury industry's best-performing segment.
Dive into summer with the Diagono Scuba Fun, in three bright colour options: luminous white, vibrant yellow and vivid orange.
Originally a saddlemaker, Hermès prolongs this expertise within its watchmaking division with some of the finest leather straps in the business. The heart of this activity is in Biel, where La Montre Hermès opened in 1978.
The much feted Grande Seconde Off-centered makes its first appearance with a 39 mm diameter. Unadorned or bordered with diamonds, in onyx, aventurine or grand feu enamel, it is equally suited to men's and women's wrists.
Behind the scenes at the big Geneva sales, long-gone brands are enjoying a second life. And for good reason, as certain of these late lamented names are turning up the kind of hidden gem that sets vintage fans alight.
For more than 30 years, the Portofino has measured time with Italian flair. Two new complications now join the collection. They are a retrograde tourbillon, and a moon-phase display in a Hand-Wound Eight Days model.
On the wrist or as a pendant, Harry Winston reminds us that time is a precious commodity. With its cascade of brilliant-cut and marquise diamonds, the Divine Time high jewellery watch captures the Art Deco mood in spectacular fashion.