The Salon d’Amsterdam de la Haute Horlogerie is the SAHH, Amsterdam’s answer to the luxurious Swiss watch fair, SIHH – and mightily fine answer to it, as well.
Hosted by Gassan Diamonds, esteemed members of this realm of high-class jewellery and watches, the event invites some of the most revered watchmakers in the world to the Dutch capital, who showcase their finest work. This year was particularly special, as it was the 10th anniversary of the prestigious event.
Here are our own top picks from the weekend’s SAHH…
Audemars Piguet – The Royal Oak Offshore
Audemars Piguet is the oldest watchmaker still in the hands of it’s founding family, and such knowledge and tradition combine with innovation to create this watch. AP are famous for the Royal Oak Offshore and not without reason, as the stainless steel case, glare-proofed sapphire crystal body of this watch, engraved with “Royal Oak Offshore,” is as robust as it is stunning.
Montblanc – Star Legacy Automatic Chronograph
This gorgeous watch displays the aesthetic design codes directly rooted in the history of classical fine watchmaking. The pure silvery-white dial contains balanced proportions between the elements and the timekeeping functions, whilst beautiful redesigned black numerals and blued leaf-shaped hands make this a very delicately designed timepiece.
Richard Mille – RM 58-01 Tourbillon World Timer
Richard Mille first unveiled this watch at the 2013 SAHH – and they were back this year. Designed for frequent travellers, this timepiece made a strong impression on the press thanks to its remarkably easy to use multi-time-zone mechanism. An extremely impressive piece of innovation, even Memphis Depay, a frequent traveller himself, is a fan of Richard Mille.
Cartier – Santos de Cartier
Brands don’t some much more highly regarded than Cartier, who brough their Santos de Cartier watches to SAHH 2018. Inspired by a famous Brazillian pilot friend of Louis Cartier, this watch was originally made with being able to tell the time whilst flying in mind. Nowadays, it just looks oh so fly, as amazing gold meets pristine leather in just one of many colourways.
Jaeger – Lecoultre Polaris
Combining the high manufacturing know-how of Jaeger-LeCoultre, where all mechanical movements are made in-house, with the robustness, design aesthetic and sporty elegance of today’s fashion, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris combines the best of both worlds. With an initial release of five models and one limited edition paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Memovox watch, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection is a new pillar, one that redefines sporty elegance.