Throughout the week, Fine Watchmaking offered a show of creativity brought into being by extraordinary expertise. Tourbillons, chronographs, dive watches, extra-thin watches and sumptuously decorated pieces took technical mastery and craftsmanship to new heights. From the most simple to the most complicated, these new creations confirmed the rude health of a centuries-old industry which feeds on tradition yet never fails to reinvent itself.
As ever, the creativity, culture and history of time measurement were brought to the fore in the exhibition curated by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. This year, the FHH chose the theme of Horology, A Child of Astronomy to direct the spotlight on the infinitely vast which watchmakers succeed in capturing in the confines of a mechanical movement.
The industry's foremost gathering, the SIHH remains a private, invitation-only event. Reserved for retailers, distributors and the media, this year's edition opened its doors to 14,000 visitors (+9%) from around the world, including 1,300 journalists (+12%).
Rendez-vous in 2015, January 19th to 23rd, at Palexpo.