After the excitement engendered by the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie’s quarter-century in January 2015, next year’s edition promises to be just as impressive, as SIHH 2016 introduces major changes to this annual event that marks the beginning of the watchmaking year.
A brand new decor and new developments are the order of the day at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) scheduled to be held January 18th to 22nd, 2016. In addition to its fifteen Exhibitors, the Salon will also welcome nine independent watchmakers in its first ever Carré des Horlogers.
La Cité de la Haute Horlogerie, the Salon’s architectural concept for the past ten years, returns with a sleeker, contemporary accent that gives Exhibitors creative scope to imagine their booth interior and train the spotlight on the year’s new collections.
SIHH will also inaugurate its very first Carré des Horlogers, a showcase for nine artisan-creators, independent workshops and representatives of watchmaking’s “new guard”, expanding the number of Exhibitors. The Salon thus extends its horizons with this presentation of complementary approaches to Fine Watchmaking that sit perfectly with those of the exhibiting Maisons that have forged its renown.
This initiative by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, organiser of SIHH, exactly reflects its ambition to bring Fine Watchmaking’s different players together in order to appreciate their richness and diversity.
Exhibiting Maisons this year include A.Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vacheron Constantin, while the Carré des Horlogers are Christophe Claret, De Bethune, H. Moser & Cie, Hautlence, HYT, Kari Voutilainen, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F, Urwerk.