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
The Cerfs-Volants collection comprises four pieces, each with a special dial layout and colour theme. The versions are known as the “Fushia, Indigo, Carmin, and Cyan,” which mentions the most important colour of the concentrated butterfly-kite on the dial. I believe it goes without saying that all these are women’s watches. But again, as the manufacturers frequently are quick to determine exactly what goes for a women’s opinion from the West may be unisex in the East… And if you had to don ladies clothing it might be well worth it for your kind artisanship you locate on timepieces like this.I need to say however, given the financing, all these are just the type of thing I would love to see on a lady’s wrist. Pretty, lots of class, and a wealthy amount of true effort worthy of a true luxury item. Every one of those four Van Cleef & Arpels Cerfs-Volants “kites” watches will be limited to 22 pieces.The Charms watch is very charming indeed but it takes its title in the Alhambra charm that dangles seductively from the circumstance. Van Cleef & Arpels turned the Alhambra motif they made in 1968 to a talisman of sorts (the proverbial lucky charm) and set it off against the case of this model, making the Charms watch. Now in a 25mm diameter model, it is available in white gold and pink gold, both versions using two diamond setting options — 2 rows of diamonds, divided by a bigger band of precious metal, or 2 rows of diamonds, separated by another larger row of diamonds. Obviously, the Alhambra motif is itself decorated with diamonds.
15th-19th January 2018
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