SIHH – The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is gaining momentum with the arrival of new exhibitors and a day for the general public.
The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is continuing its transformation with the arrival of Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin, as well as five artisan-creators and independent workshops, who will join the “Carré des Horlogers”. Normally restricted to industry professionals only, the SIHH, which will take place from 16 to 20 January 2017 at Palexpo, will also be opening its doors to the general public.
The 27th SIHH is bigger and more accessible
Last year, the Salon took up residence in an entirely renovated Cité de l’Horlogerie and a new layout enabled the creation of the “Carré des Horlogers” – an area dedicated to artisan-creators and independent workshops. Now, two further Maisons are participating in the Salon and five representatives of “new-wave watchmaking” are joining the Carré, bringing the total number of exhibitors to 30 – a record for the SIHH.
The return of Girard-Perregaux
Girard-Perregaux and Ulysse Nardin are the two Maisons joining the Salon’s exhibitors.
Before it was purchased by the Kering group in 2011, Girard-Perregaux was one of
the cornerstones of the Salon. In a sense, it is returning to its heartland, joined by Ulysse
Nardin, also owned by Kering since 2014.
Newbies on board
The Carré des Horlogers will undergo several major modifications in order to
welcome five new members: Grönefeld, MCT–Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps,
Ressence, RJ-Romain Jerome and Speake-Marin. Combining historical brands and
contemporary creators, the SIHH has achieved a balance in perfect resonance with the
current world of Haute Horlogerie.
Calling all watch lovers
Intended until now to be a private event for distribution professionals and the media only, the Salon will be open to the general public for one day. This is a first for lovers of fine watchmaking, who will have the chance to visit the SIHH on the Friday, the final day of the Salon.
The exhibitors at the SIHH 2017 are A.Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Ulysse Nardin, Van Cleef & Arpels and Vacheron Constantin. The “Carré des Horlogers” at SIHH 2017 include Christophe Claret, Grönefeld, H. Moser & Cie, Hautlence, HYT, Kari Voutilainen, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F, MCT-Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps, Ressence, RJ-Romain Jerome, Speake-Marin and Urwerk.
Watch this space for more details!
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