SIHH, when innovative timepieces and creative luxury enthusiasts get together in Geneva!
Updated: Jul 12
“Where innovative timepieces, fine watchmaking and exclusive Jewels meet unique booth experiences and creative luxury enthusiasts!”
SIHH, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is one of, if not the most prestige Watch and Jewelry Exhibition in the World.
Alongside prestige exhibitors and their newest timepieces, thousands of Journalists from all around the world and curious independents come together for a few days in January.
General overview, main points
∞ Takes place in Geneva beginning January (14th-17th January 2019)
∞ Showcase of the newest Timepieces and creative innovations
∞ Conferences about the future of Fine Watchmaking and the luxury industry.
∞ First edition took place in 1991 with 5 exhibitors
∞ 2019 is their 29th Edition with over 35 exhibitors
∞ 18 Exhibitors from Historic Maisons
∞ 17 Exhibitors from the in the Carré des Horlorgers
∞ 2019 is the last time the event occurs in January
∞ Organized by the Fondation de la Haute Horlorgerie
∞ Closed off from the public, except for the last day
Kept quite exclusive and private within elite and selective circles at Geneva’s Palexpo.
Since its opening in 1991, the traditional Historic Maisons (Brands) exhibiting are mainly from the Richemont Group such as Cartier, Piaget and IWC as well as few selected independent ones such as Audemars Piguet.
For many years it was impossible to get a spot as an exhibitor alongside these renowned brands at the SIHH. Since a few years, independent creative watchmakers such as Armin Strom have the opportunity to expose in an area as the French call it the “carré des horologers” the Square of Watchmakers.
Being an exclusive prestige event, access is purely on invitation. Mainly key players already within the industry, people with business affaires or people from the press. On the last day for a few hours doors open to the public. If you get a chance to go, it is absolutely worth it!
From the newest innovative luxury pieces in the watch and jewelry industry, to the most creative and beautiful booth designs with unforgettable experiences keep you breathless!
© FHH, Getty Images
“The luxurious electrifying impressions will leave a strong memorable mark on you.”
In 2018, walking around the eye catching booths there were beautiful displays within the exhibition where brands display their watches in the most creative ways.
SIHH 2018 showed how the Watch and Jewelry industry is evolving:
∞ New use of the space at the event created from the FHH, such as an exhibition with historical timepieces
∞ Companies changing up their brand image and being an important part in the evolution of this industry.
∞ Record breaking innovative timepieces
Each year the SIHH heads into a more creative and innovative direction showing prominent evolution in the global Watch and Jewelry industry.
Curious to see what this year, SIHH 2019 will bring!
Enjoy! Yours truly,
© Isabel Buchbinder