SIHH 2018 – The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie continues to grow
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
Palexpo – Geneva – Switzerland
15th-19th January 2018
Actually, for comparison’s sake we have some pictures of this standard white (non-meteorite) dial steel Tonda 1950 watches (which cost almost half as much), and also you can see how challenging it is to spot the difference if you did not know what you were looking for.This discussion is watch nerdery in its apex, and I am OK with this. I will, however, say that to a degree, the watch brands have compelled us collectors to be this pedantic because of such a glacially slow product refresh cycle. I do however mean that when new variants of the Tonda 1950 instance come out, do they need to always be in precisely the same end with the identical dial along with some light changes such as substances? In the “vintage” days of watches, carrying things like this has been almost common practice. I believe more number among watches now (particularly exclusive luxury watches), may lend itself well to more motivated customers as a result of the increased degree of the variety and rarity.The reason the white meteorite edition of the Tonda 1950 has actual “exotic dial” potential is since the inherent watch is so versatile in its own utility. It isn’t a sports watch or something your non-watch-interested peers would agree is a good use of money, but it is a good all-purpose dress/formal watch. It also happens to come from a nice brand, has a slick design, and if you turn the case over to show off the motion — you never need to be worried about looking like a cheap bum. Parmigiani continues to make truly beautiful movements that are also functional. This one has just the time with subsidiary seconds, and is designed to be a comparatively thin automatic motion as a result of the use of a micro-rotor.