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.
The big-date display, which can be patented, functions by way of a “ones” ring bearing the digits 0 through 9 plus a “tens” cross with the digits 1 through 3 and a sterile field. A special challenge for the engineers would be to ensure that the calendar switched correctly at the endings of months with 31 days. For those months, the “ones” ring must stay motionless during the night preceding the first of the new month, while the “tens of thousands” cross pivots through 90 degrees to bring its blank segment into view. A button on the case side is used to correct the date display in the end of February, April, June, September and November.A. Lange & Söhne released its initial self-winding watch, the Langematik, three years after it launched the Lange 1. To raise the movement’s winding efficacy, the solid gold strand from the Langematik has an outer platinum section. A reverser mechanism enables the rotor to convey energy to the mainspring in the two directions of rotation. An additional ruby posture supports the 2.5-gram ball-borne rotor.
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