On the last day of SIHH 2018, Brice, Xavier and I sat down to list the best watches of this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. It’s been a decent week, tiring however with 4-hour evenings, notwithstanding, the overall feel of this year’s SIHH was more good than last years. Has the business recuperated from the emergency? On the off chance that I have to pass judgment on based on the sensation of the fair, I’d say indeed, however let’s await the numbers that will be distributed in half a year from now. First… we recorded the best watches of SIHH 2018 for you in the video above.
Our ‘Best of Show’ incorporates two drop-dead exquisite chronographs, a just staggering and easy to operate annual calendar, two famous games watches, an amazing value-for-cash passage level all-rounder, a striking ultra-flat dress watch, a historically intriguing watch that doesn’t indicate time by hands, and one that utilizes gadgets. No concerns, we actually don’t cover quartz watches, as I’m alluding to a watch that utilizes hardware for adjusting and setting the time and nothing else!
A. Lange & Söhne Triple Split Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Laurent Ferrier Annual Calendar Montre Ecole Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ref.15202IP Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Date Baume & Mercier Baumatic Cartier Drive Extra-Plat IWC Tribute to Pallweber The original Ressence e-Crown Concept watch
Besides our ‘Best of Show’ posting, we added two special notices, being the spectacular Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept that sets another world record for a mechanical watch at just 2 millimeters. The second is a homage to non-other than Walter Lange, the man who restored the brand from his grandfather and who has motivated such countless individuals in the watch business. A novel steel form of the 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ that comes with a stoppable dead-beat second; his favorite complication.
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 ‘Tribute to Walter Lange’