PHOTO REPORT: The Watch Show Finland 2018

The Watch Show Finland was held this weekend in Helsinki. This two-day watch festival was packed with all kinds of programs, from new watch releases to interviews with the kinds of Stepan Sarpaneva. And while these were nice, the main thing, at least for me, was to walk around the venue checking all the booths.

And there were many. Something for everyone.

You could go around looking for vintage watches or new Baselworld releases. Chat with watchmakers. Then take a break and enjoy a craft beer from Brewdog. There was even a "Flipping Corner" where anybody could come and trade their watches.

If you did not manage to come this time, fret not. Like the last time, I showed up with my trusty camera to take some pictures for you guys. (See the article about the event last fall here.)

Kattilahalli worked great as a venue. The place was quite compact, while all the booths still had plenty of space.

The Swedish brand, Sjöö Sandström proudly displayed their collection at the show. While the Royal Steel Worldtimer 36 was really nice, for me the star of the show was the Royal Capital.

There are only 30 of these made and they are sold out. It's a shame as it matches my shirt nicely...

One of the living legends of watchmaking, Kari Voutilainen was also present. Naturally there was a line of people waiting for a chance to talk with him at almost all times. He was very welcoming, chatting and taking pictures with everybody.

A beautiful Voutilainen Vingt-8.

And right next to Mr. Voutilainen, Stepan Sarpaneva was shocasing his first in-house movement - the very impressive Moonment.

The moonphase of the Moonment is accurate for a casual 14,000 years.

Suninen had just gotten some new Baselworld 2018 releases in their store, and showcased them at their booth.

The new Breitling Navitimer boasts the new logo and a sapphire caseback.

The all new Longines Skindiver is a great addition to their Heritage line.

Meistersinger also had their own booth set up. This was a very welcome surprise as they don't have any retailers in Finland at the moment. It was nice very nice to see their collection in the flesh.

The Lunascope was my favorite out of their collection. The moonphase really made it stand out.

Many of the expo-goers wore some truly great timepieces. Here are a few shots I got the chance to take.

Zenith Defy

Oris Divers Sixty-Five Movember Limited Edition

Heuer Carrera ref. 1158 CHN

S.U.F Myrsky

Rolex Daytona

Omega Globemaster

Sinn 903 St

Thank you to The Watch Show Finland for arranging this wonderful event once again. I had a blast and will definitely come back next year.


 

GALLERY


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