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
Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie
With a simple but comprehensive two-tone flow, the outer element is brushed while the interior circle is grained, and the result is lovely. The industry markings are black and the date screen employs a white date wheel with bright blue numerals. The hands, as with all three models, are a skeletonised baton style that appears black in individual but reveals as blued steel on JLC’s website.The Jaeger Lecoultre Metal Watch Bands Replica Mater Control Date’s 39mm-wide case is merely 8.5mm thick, thanks to the slender JLC 899/1 automatic movement within. The 899/1 is a 4Hz movement using a 38-hour power reserve provided by a single barrel. On wrist, the Date is easy-wearing and beautiful, with a slim profile and superb legibility. If you would like an casual watch with a distinctive yet classic allure, this is about as good as any I could think of.Next upward is the fan favorite Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph (ref 1538530), using a 40mm steel case and two-register chronograph design. This 12-hour chronograph includes a 30-minute sub dial without a date. The equilibrium of this dial design isn’t to be understated and of those three new versions, the chronograph actually sets the blue accents to best use. The outside tachymetre scale along with the chronograph scales are all left in this trendy, saturated light blue. Together with the stark legibility of the black accents and the baton hands, the blue manages to add a young flare to the design.
Palexpo – Geneva – Switzerland
15th-19th January 2018