Last Friday we visited the Watch 2016 occasion, held by Dutch retailer Schaap -/ – Citroen at the Okura inn in Amsterdam. This occasion, from Friday twentieth of May (VIP evening) till Sunday 22nd of May, is being coordinated two or three years at this point, showing the SIHH and BaselWorld curiosities to the individuals who don’t approach these Swiss exhibitions.
Brands like A. Lange & Söhne, Baume et Mercier, Breitling, Cartier, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Omega, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Rolex and Zenith for instance, show their curiosities to the guests of Watch 2016.
The VIP night of the Watch 2016 occasion was intended for some individual from the press and for Schaap -/ – Citroen’s significant customers. During the other two days, the Watch 2016 occasion was open for all open and explicit projects were facilitated (speakers and a watchmaking class). At the Zenith stall, you might have your hair style or facial hair managed by an expert hairdresser. The connection among this and the watch brand is that Zenith has an organization with the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (as introduced in Basel). This organization brought about the Zenith Heritage Pilot Ton-up. The Gentleman’s Ride is a gathering of whiskery bikers, subsequently the relationship with the hair stylist at Watch 2016.
The watch marks that were available at Watch 2016 are obviously the brands in the arrangement of Schaap -/ – Citroen. Despite the fact that we previously saw the greater part of the curiosities in Basel and Geneva recently, this time we had the likelihood to give them (once more) a nearer look.
Rolex had the new Daytonas with them, in high contrast dial forms, yet the watch isn’t accessible yet in The Netherlands. Talk at the occasion was that the current waitinglist is as of now assessed at 3 years for this watch. The Daytona-publicity is back without a doubt. Guests of the Watch 2016 occasion weren’t permitted to attempt or contact the new Daytona ( we covered the new Daytona here ). A botched chance and we couldn’t think about an explanation behind this other than security. We missed the new Explorer, any remaining curiosities appeared to be there though.
Omega had their new line-up of Speedmaster Master Chronometer Moonphase watches with them, yet no “CK2998” restricted release. The Omega Globemaster with yearly schedule was likewise up for display.
Patek Philippe wasn’t ready to show any of the curiosities and the assortment in plain view predominantly comprised of women watches. Piaget had their new Emperador Coussin XL 700P with them, an excellent watch with a profoundly exact development that is like the Spring Drive innovation from Seiko. Just 18 pieces made.
The most delightful corner at Watch 2016 was from Panerai, you needed to venture into a live with the lights diminished and round enlightened ‘submariner hatch’ shows showed the Panerai curiosities for 2016.
IWC had their curiosities with them too, and when we were there their stall was so pressed, we couldn’t fit in (conceded, we aren’t the littlest guys).
All brands had brand agents there, to respond to every one of your inquiries or to help you while attempting a watch (or two). Baume & Mercier brought the Shelby Cobra ( for this particular watch ) and you had the option to have your image taken with it.
If you love watches as we would and like to see the BaselWorld and SIHH oddities (once more), make a point to visit the Watch occasion one year from now. Watch 2016 is an efficient occasion and – let’s face it – a significant number of the main brands are there. For one year from now, we trust that some of them will bring some a greater amount of the curiosities (Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Sapphire was absent, just as the majority of the Patek oddities for men and we have a couple of more models) that individuals are energized about.
More data through , perhaps the biggest retailer in The Netherlands. A display with more pictures below.