On Monday, January 18, the 26th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie — otherwise known to watch lovers as the SIHH — opens its doors. This is the first official exhibition of the year, and the most luxurious show. The by-invitation-only event is held at the Geneva Pal Expo space, where this year 24 top luxury watch brands will showcase their newest timepieces — watches destined to grace wrists around the world.
The brands on exhibit include a dozen Richemont-owned companies, as well as several large independently owned brands, and nine smaller "independent" watch atelier brands. Each will unveil the fruits of what has most likely been years of research and development. It is an exciting time of year, as we get the first look at the year's luxury watch trends.
Throughout the five-day exhibition, other top watch brands take advantage of the global watch community traffic, and showcase new timepieces in other locations throughout the city, as well. After this show, the next big one is the world's largest and most-attended show: BaselWorld 2016, which takes place in March. Stay tuned as we bring you first-hand accounts of news and product updates from the watch brands we carry.