We follow Hong Kong Tatler's watch and jewellery editor as she makes her rounds to discover what's new and notable at Baselworld 2018

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Breguet Marine Chronographe 5527
Why we love it:

For the first time, Breguet comes out with a titanium version of the Marine Chronographe. Combining elegant and sporty aesthetics, this 42.3mm timepiece features on its gold, slate grey coloured dial Roman numerals, luminescent dots, proportionally positioned counters, and a marine-inspired central chronograph hand. Apart from titanium, the Marine Chronographe also comes in a white gold case matched with a blue dial, and a rose gold case with a silvered dial, with a choice of either a rubber or leather strap.

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Harry Winston Premier Winston Candy Automatic 31mm
Why we love it:

It’s all about colour at Harry Winston this year. Apart from the vibrant new pieces added to its Ocean Collection—which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary—it also introduces a very vibrant Premier Winston Candy Automatic watch, where the brand demonstrates its snow-setting expertise. Said to be the most vivacious high jewellery timepiece within the Premier Collection, this new model is speckled with 322 gemstones and diamonds. This piece, which will be limited to only 77 pieces, also marks the first-time Harry Winston fitted an automatic movement on a 31mm watch.

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Zenith Defy Zero G
Why we love it:

The cool new Defy Zero G features an innovative gyroscopic module designed to cancels out the effects of gravity on the running rate of the watch, by maintaining the regulating organ and the balance wheel in a horizontal position. This year, Zenith pushes the envelope further by reducing the size of the module but at the same time increase its efficiency. The gyroscopic cage—inspired by historical marine chronometers—which previously spun between two convex sapphire crystals, now occupies merely 30 percent of what it used to, and now fits perfectly between the two flat sapphire crystals of the Defy case. This version comes in a solid rose gold case and bracelet.

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Chanel Code Coco All Diamond
Why we love it:


On the heels of the very successful launch of the Code Coco last year—the fun and stylish watch whose dial is inspired by the clasp of the iconic Chanel 2.55 bag—the French maison comes out with an ultra-luxurious Code Coco All Diamond version. Made in 18K white gold, the piece, as the name suggests, is covered in baguette-, princess- and brilliant-cut diamonds totalling a blinding 54.76 carats.

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Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Sandblasted (rose gold version)
Why we love it:

The metallic stealth appearance of Bulgari’s new Octo Finissimo Automatic Sandblasted timepieces is aimed to appeal to the younger watch aficionados who maybe want to buy a “grown-up” watch, but still insists that it be utterly cool. And we say its satin-brushed, matte surfaces delivers just that. This year, Bulgari has added steel and rose gold versions, in addition to the titanium model launched in 2017. Inside these ultra-svelte pieces—a mere 5.15mm thick—is the self-winding BVL 138 Finissimo calibre, which currently holds the record for the world’s thinnest automatic movement. The watches are fitted with very supple bracelets that follow the curve of one’s wrist, making them comfortable and super sleek to have on.