They impress by deviating from the norm.
Part I of III of the 22 most exceptional watches for 2018, including brands like A. Lange & Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Blancpain, Breguet, Cartier and Franck Muller.
Inspiring winners this year launched start-ups that addressed medical needs.
Brands are coming out with collections featuring thin watches, the colour blue, a focus on complications, right angles and smaller sizes.
All sleek lines and defined edges, these angular timepieces from the likes of Cartier and Patek Philippe make a case for sharp style.
Designed to fight the effects of gravity, the tourbillon exerts a pull that's near-impossible to resist.
As the quality of synthetics improves and ethical shopping gains a foothold, will we finally accept man-made diamonds?