From 14 to 17 January 2019, Geneva will be the center of attention for the luxury watch fraternity as the 29th Salon International de La Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) takes place in the city, at Palexpo. Baroque Access finds out all about this exciting 4-day event
The 2019 SIHH promises to be an exciting event, with a number of showstoppers that will likely gain lots of attention the moment they are released. Whether they have already been hinted at or showcased, the fair will bring thousands of watch aficionados to take a look at the final product. There is no doubt that SIHH 2019 is going to be an event to remember!
For 2019, the Salon International de La Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) comprises a 4-day schedule instead of the usual 5 days. For convenience, the event will offer visitors longer opening hours, from 08h30 to 20h00 daily. On Thursday 17 January the event will be open to the public and will have special late-night hours, from 08h30 right through to 22h00. In addition, on the day before the event begins – on Sunday 13 January – selected customers and VIPs will be invited by the exhibiting brands to preview their new collections.
This year’s SIHH features 35 exhibitors from around the world, including 18 historic Maisons and 17 independent watch manufacturers. Historic Maisons featured include Audemars Piguet, A. Lange & Söhne, Panerai, Roger Dubuis, Ulysse Nardin, Montblanc, Cartier, Baume & Mercier, Vacheron Constantin, BOVET, Piaget, Richard Mille, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Parmigiani Fleurier, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Hermès and IWC.
Independent watch manufacturers include Armin Strom, H. Moser & Cie, Ressence, Christophe Claret, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, DeWitt, Grönefeld, Hautlence, HYT, Kari Voutilainen, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F, Romain Gauthier, RJ, Speake-Marin, Urwerk and élégante by F.P.Journe.
In 2018, more than 20,000 people visited the fair to discover the latest trends and innovations in watch making. This year will, no doubt, be as exciting. Already, Roger Dubuis has debuted a new caliber timepiece and Cartier has teased the public with its latest collection. Vacheron Constantin released the extremely complicated Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Phoenix, and IWC revealed its expanded Pilot’s Watch collection.
SIHH is not just the place to see the latest watch trends. It’s an immersive experience with so much to see and learn about. A communication platform that offers visitors and watchmaking enthusiasts the opportunity to be ahead of the pack.
Note: if you are attending SIHH 2019, make sure to download the mobile application that offers news and a personalized program.