Important new developments will be part of the 28th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), taking place January 15th to 19th 2018. For the third consecutive year this major event will be ringing the changes, ready to welcome prestigious exhibitors. The central aisles are extended for the arrival of Hermès, while a bigger Carré des Horlogers makes room for DeWitt, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud and Romain Gauthier: SIHH is expanding on a par with its international renown. These new arrivals bring the total number of exhibitors to 34, with 18 Historic Maisons and 16 Carré des Horlogers brands, all dedicated to achieving excellence in the measurement of time.
The epicentre of Fine Watchmaking, SIHH retains the selectiveness and exclusivity that has underpinned its success for the past 27 years. “There is no intention of extending SIHH indefinitely. It will grow within carefully measured limits so as to preserve the values of excellence that have forged its reputation. It must also meet the expectations of its exhibitors and clients, both now and in the future,” commented SIHH Managing Director, Fabienne Lupo.
Each January in Geneva, exhibitors unveil their finest creations. This is also where the latest trends in technical and precious watchmaking are revealed, and where the people who are shaping the industry today and tomorrow meet. Professionals, journalists and influencers, experienced and aspiring collectors all converge on this unique and eagerly anticipated event.
By moving forward this way, SIHH accompanies the remarkable progression observed within the Fine Watch segment these past years. New players, new clients, new markets… the luxury business is extending its boundaries and engaging in a genuine dialogue with its fans. In keeping with this spirit, SIHH opened its doors to the public for one day last year, and will be doing the same again in 2018.
Make no mistake, the next SIHH promises to be as exciting, surprising and innovative as ever.
A.Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Hermès, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Ulysse Nardin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vacheron Constantin
Carré des Horlogers
Christophe Claret, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud , DeWitt, Grönefeld, H. Moser & Cie, Hautlence, HYT, Kari Voutilainen, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F, MCT-Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps, Ressence, Romain Gauthier, RJ-Romain Jerome, Speake Marin, Urwerk
So besides the fact that an in-house motion was becoming increasingly more important, Cartier Watches 0 Finance Replica realised quite well that to be really successful and reliable in the world of high-end watches they needed to create not just their own calibers, but also as many parts as you can, like the instance, springs, rotors, dials, hands, glass etc.Cartier built, throughout the Collection Privée period, a huge — over 30.000 square meters — fabricate in La Chaux-de-Fonds (see our coverage here) and started to use a selected group of watchmakers to a follow up project to be started in 2008, all led by Carole Forestier-Kasapi, the genius watchmaker that was hired in 2005 and had worked at Audemars Piguet (Renaud & Papi) and van Cleef & Arpels. This very contemporary and high-end manufacture is currently with the Rolex manufacture, the largest in Switzerland!The very first outcome of Cartier’s high-end watchmaking premiered in November 2007. A — by Carole Forestier-Kasapi — developed Flying Tourbillon quality was shown to the media. Regrettably, the watch was housed in a 47mm oversize Ballon Bleu instance, after the large watch trend.Since the release of the Flying Tourbillon, Cartier did not rest on their laurels. While other leading brands like Audemars Piguet were taking it quietly and pleasing the watch fanatics with ‘Offshore’ after ‘Offshore’, year in, year out, Cartier made over-hours and invented new substances, new calibers and amazed the media each January in the SIHH with real novelties. In 2009, and again in 2012, Cartier even encouraged over a hundred journalists from all over the planet and flew them in to La Chaux-de-Fonds, to show the ID-ONE and ID-TWO watch in their manufacture. Two prototype watches which would never hit the market, but were made for study and — of course — to demonstrate the media how far ahead Cartier was in fine watchmaking.
Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie
Palexpo – Geneva – Switzerland
15th-19th January 2018