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.
Are you Arctic or Jungle? Available in two versions for action men and action women, the Aquaracer Camouflage 300 Metres Calibre 5 is the watch for every situation.
If it's true that behind every great man, there is a great woman, Baselworld 2017 showed that there is a woman behind every watchmaker too, particularly now brands have realised the potential of a demographic that is just as appreciate of a bi-axial tourbillon as a skeleton movement.
A fascinating creature, the octopus fits perfectly with the brand's steampunk aesthetic, so don't be surprised to see it at the centre of the Deep Blue Octopus. A 47-mm black case captures the "stealth" style of this 25-piece limited edition.
The most laidback of all Patek Philippe watches lends itself to a new anniversary model in white gold. At 42 mm in diameter, it is also the largest in the Aquanaut line.
Twenty months of ailing exports have put watchmakers in search of a remedy. Slimmer, lighter, more svelte, extra-thin models appear to be just what the doctor ordered, and an opportunity to set new records into the bargain.
Some see it as a complication in the horological sense. For others, it brings out watchmaking's dreamier side. Either way, the moon-phase display has become as popular a "function" as the chronograph and, for women's timepieces in particular, almost mandatory.