Five exhibitors, five days and 4,500 square metres paved the way for the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in 1991, a bold venture which brought together a handful of prestigious Maisons whose values were those of Fine Watchmaking.
Over the years, the SIHH has put Geneva firmly at the centre of the world watchmaking
map, and confirmed a certain idea of what time measurement should be. An idea that will have every opportunity to express itself during this 25th anniversary edition. "From what were indeed modest beginnings, the SIHH quickly grew," recalls Fabienne Lupo,
managing director of the SIHH. "Some Maisons have left while others have joined as
groups have formed within the sector. Now firmly established in the halls at Palexpo each January, the SIHH is undoubtedly a highlight of the horological calendar."
With 16 exhibitors sharing close to 40,000 square metres, the SIHH 2015 will once again prove what a keynote event it is, and set the tone for the twelve months to come. Open exclusively to retailers and media representatives, the SIHH has become a unique showcase for the year's new launches and a prelude to the trends taking shape. "The fine watchmaking we have defended for the past twenty-five years expresses its creativity through technical and aesthetic innovation," says Fabienne Lupo. "The exhibiting Maisons defend a tradition that draws on breakthroughs in new technologies and efforts undertaken in favour of the métiers d’art."
The SIHH 2015 is organised by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie for the SIHH
A. Lange & Söhne
Baume & Mercier
Ralph Lauren Watch & Jewelry
Van Cleef & Arpels
Additional information on: http://www.sihh.org