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Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH 2018): Growing momentum and embracing change

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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie continues to attract the leading names in luxury watchmaking as well as the talented independents. Much ahead of the SIHH 2018, the fair is already embracing change and momentum in the watch industry. The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie has shown that it can transform with time. In 2017, it welcomed the creation of “Carré des Horlogers” – an area dedicated to artisan-creators and independent workshops. There was the addition of Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin, as well as five artisan-creators and independent workshops, who joined “Carré des Horlogers” bringing the total number of exhibitors to 30 – a record for the SIHH.



Next year at the SIHH 2018 (January 15th to 19th 2018), important new developments will continue to be part of the 28th edition. We’re all looking forward to the arrival of Hermès. There’s also a bigger Carré des Horlogers with DeWitt, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud and Romain Gauthier all set to take their watch game a notch higher.

One of the most important things about the fair is that it is highly selective and very exclusive. This ethos continues even as the number of participants continue to rise.

“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, exhibitors unveil their finest creations in Geneva setting the latest trends in technical and precious watchmaking.  Professionals, journalists and influencers, experienced and aspiring collectors all converge on this unique and eagerly anticipated event. 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.

Exhibiting Maisons include 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 and Vacheron Constantin.

Carré des Horlogers brands: 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.

The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie will take place at Palexpo, Geneva from 15-19 January 2018. SIHH 2018 does hold exciting promises…

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