The best highlights from the 29th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, the epicentre of Fine Watchmaking.
Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH): the exclusive and prestigious annual event in Geneva where the latest technical innovations, trends and artistry of precious watchmaking for the year are presented. Also where the shapers and movers of the Haute Horlogerie industry of the past, present and future converge.
The fair dates are from 14 to 17 January 2019. Not limited to exhibiting maisons, trade and media, end Haute Horlogerie customers and fine watchmaking lovers can also attend the fair from 3pm to 10pm on the open day (17 January 2019) of its showing.
From Hermès’ inaugural exhibition at SIHH in 2018, to the impending departures of Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille from 2020 onwards (a move in line with the strategic repositioning of their distribution channels), the world of haute horlogerie continues to evolve.
We look forward to bring you the best highlights as we join the exclusive community of professionals, journalists and influencers, experienced and aspiring collectors at this anticipated 2019 event.
Historic Maisons 2019
A.Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, BOVET, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Hermès, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin.
Carré des Horlogers 2019
Armin Strom, Christophe Claret, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, DeWitt, élégante by F.P.Journe, Grönefeld, H. Moser & Cie, Hautlence, HYT, Kari Voutilainen, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F, Ressence, Romain Gauthier, RJ, Speake-Marin, Urwerk.
Watch this space, and follow our IG stories here as we report in from Geneva, but in the meantime, here are some SIHH previews and… what fun is a look at pre-SIHH releases without some predictions of our own?
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Instantly recognisable with its assymmetric dial, three-day movement and outside date, the Lange 1 is indisputably A. Lange & Söhne’s most famous watch family. On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, A. Lange & Söhne presents a special limited edition Lange 1.
Click on link A. Lange & Söhne: The Lange 1 Jubilee Edition or image to read.
As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations of the iconic Lange 1, a limited edition classic from the iconic watch family will be presented every month until 24 October 2019. Here is the Lange 1 Jubilee collection release no. 2, made grand.
Click on link A. Lange & Söhne: The Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary” or image to read.
To Challenge, Own, Dare and Evolve, before the start of a new day. And, some updates to the evergreen.
Click on link Audemars Piguet: Time for CODE 11.59 or image to read.
In conversation with Designer Ini Archibong, the creative mind behind Galop d’Hermès.
Click on link Galop d’Hermès: Art in Motion or image to read
A celebration of firsts with two novel lines, Spitfire and Top Gun, and the 2019 “Le Petit Prince” special edition.
Click on link IWC: New Pilot’s Watches Take Flight at SIHH 2019 or image to read
A new moon rises, at the Grand Maison.
Click on link Jaeger-LeCoultre: A New Moon Rises or image to read
Montblanc’s two core collections draws inspiration from history as well as mountain exploration.
Clink on link Montblanc: Reconnecting Nature and Heritage or image to read
A preview of the Panerai Submersible Chrono Guillaume Néry edition before SIHH 2019.
Click on link Panerai: Through the Depths of Time or image to read
All that glitters… is the Piaget sunny side of life.
Click on link Piaget: All that glitters, or image to read
Vacheron Constantin marks another remarkable feat in its 264 years of fine watchmaking at SIHH 2019 with its Traditionnelle Twin Beat Perpetual Calendar.
Click on link The Twin Beating Cross, or image to read
Pre-SIHH 2019: Vacheron Constantin presents the new Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Phoenix, a fitting nod to the Maison’s refined watchmaking expertise and mastery in the ancestral craft of hand engraving. A one-of-a-kind twin-dial model created by their Les Cabinotiers department watchmakers.
Click on link Vacheron Constantin: Les Cabinotiers Grande Complication Phoenix or image to read
The Swiss watchmaker celebrates the beauty of blue in four different collections at SIHH 2019. Here’s a look at the cobalt stunners.
Click on link Vacheron Constantin: Cobalt Flash or image to read.
More updates to come.