The Best New Watches Debuted At SIHH 2018, The Top High-End Watch Convention In The World
If you follow the watch community closely then you’ve undoubtedly seen news filtering out from SIHH 2018. SIHH is short for Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, and annually it’s the world’s top convention for high-end luxury watches. It’s a time for Swiss watch manufacturers to debut their new timepieces.
From Rolex to Patek Philippe to Cartier to Piaget, we saw some absolutely stunning watches debuted this year. Now, I could spend about 50,000 words explaining the significance of each of these luxury watches but the bros over at Hodinkee have already written up complete reviews on every important watch debuted at SIHH 2018. So I’ll just link you to those below the images instead of regurgitating all of that information. If you’re in the market for a new watch yourself you can check out our list of the 18 Best Men’s Watches Under $500. Before I start rambling too much let’s just get to all of the stunning timepieces debuted at Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2018.
First up: The Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold Cartier Drive de Cartier Extra-Flat
This watch in Yellow Gold is expected to retail for around $15,400 and it will hit stores sometime in September later this year. Read the review here
Ceramic and Black Gem Set Richard Mille RM 07-01
This watch that’s dripping with diamonds is set to retail for a meager $170,000 when it hits stores this Fall. Read the review here
The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Watch
This is a watch which has been on a lot of people’s radars for months. This is the thinnest hand-wound watch ever built. Read the review here.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin
The Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin from Audemars Piguet comes in multiple styles and is sure to be a head turner. Many say that this was the most talked about watch at SIHH 2018. Read the review here
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 ‘Homage To Walter Lange’
Is it weird that I often love to look at the inner workings of a watch more than the watchface? I can’t be alone in this. The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 ‘Homage To Walter Lange’ is something I could stare at forever. This watch will sell for around $20,000. Read the review here
Hermès Arceau Chrono Titane
I’ve been a big fan of vintage Hermès neckties my entire life but I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to knowledge of their high-end watches. The Hermès Arceau Chrono Titane is stunning. That much is apparent. This chrono will retail for around $5,100. Read the review here.
The 2018 Cartier Santos Collection
Cartier’s watches are very distinct in style. You’ll never see an obscure watch and ask someone ‘who makes that?’ and they’ll tell you Cartier. When you see a Cartier you know it’s a Cartier and that’s very true with the 2018 Santos collection design. Read the review here
At the risk of going on like this all day, I’ll just let you bros know that you can CLICK HERE to visit Hodinkee’s Instagram page. They’ve put up images of all the best watches from SIHH 2018. If you see something you like you can click on the image and they’ll have information about an accompanying review of that watch on their website.