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SIHH 2018 Will Feature Public Day & More Exhibitors Than Ever Shows & Events

Are we pumped for SIHH 2018 yet? Just like the “holiday shopping season” and beginning around the same time, it seems like the new-product announcements get earlier every year. With still more than a month to go, the 2018 models that we will get to see in Geneva in January have already started coming in. The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch industry trade show, just like its organizing body the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), has continued to grow and evolve each year, adding more brands as well as a day where the show is open to the public for the first time in 2017 – this time around, it will be Friday, January 19th, 2018. Now with a total of 35 brands, SIHH 2018 promises even more variety than in previous years.

SIHH 2018 Will Feature Public Day & More Exhibitors Than Ever Shows & Events

You already know that SIHH is one of the two most important events for the watch industry, as its exhibitors – while much fewer than at the biggest industry trade show, Baselworld – represent many major and influential brands, and this is the time of year when they introduce their most important new products. Vis-à-vis Baselworld – where around 300 brands represent the breadth of the watch industry from high-end and mainstream to obscure startups – SIHH has always carefully maintained an image of exclusivity and “prestige.”

So, while a few brands do introduce models in the “mid-level luxury” range that the average person might be able to consider saving up for and possibly actually wearing… you can expect a lot of skeletonization, avant-garde designs, artisanal techniques and haute horology finishing, “high complications,” precious materials, and stratospheric prices. Haute horlogerie is in the name, after all. It has largely been a spectator’s show for fans of high-end watchmaking, but with recent industry trends emphasizing more “down-to-earth” (it’s all relative) models, some balance and variety can at least be hoped for.

SIHH 2018 Will Feature Public Day & More Exhibitors Than Ever Shows & Events

SIHH 2018’s 35 Exhibiting Brands

The Richemont Group along with some independent brands long represented the handful of SIHH exhibitors. However, the show’s 2016 edition added a “Carré des Horlogers” section with nine “artisan-creators and independent workshops” and expanded that number in 2017. This year, the Carré des Horlogers brands are up to no fewer than 17, with the primary exhibitors (referred to as “Historic Maisons”) at 18 for a total, again, of 35. The primary exhibitors are joined by Hermes, and the Carré des Horlogers adds five brands with Armin Strom, DeWitt, Ferdinand Berthoud, Élégante by F.P.Journe, and Romain Gauthier. See the full list of exhibitors in the image above.

SIHH 2018 Will Feature Public Day & More Exhibitors Than Ever Shows & Events

From a media perspective, Baselworld has tended to spread our resources very thinly in past years with simply too much to cover at once, so with some prominent brands having moved from Baselworld to SIHH, we can hope for some balance between the shows. Around 20,000 visitors are expected this year, and the FHH promises improved facilities and connectivity in order to make our job of bringing you high quality content more efficient – so we’ll see what that’s like in January. That’s just a glimpse into our point of view in preparing for the show.

We’ll continue providing news of new products ahead of the show – if mostly only renders and official product images from the brands with basic information before being able to see the watches in person to photograph and evaluate them in their glorious and gritty reality. SIHH 2018 runs from January 15th to the 19th, and again, the last day is open to the public with tickets on sale at the SIHH website. sihh.org

In Baselworld 2010 DeWitt debuted their initial in-house movement — Caliber DW8014. This season the movement will appear within an all-new watch, the Twenty-8-Eight Regulator A.S.W.. The automatic-winding movement boasts notable technical features at each end of the gear train.The mainspring is wound with a bi-directional peripheral rotor which permits an amazing view of this movement. The mainspring itself incorporates DeWitt’s patented Automatic Sequential Winding (A.S.W.) system that allows one barrel to distribute continuous energy to the gear train while delivering a 72 hour power reserve. At the other end, a Straumann balance spring using a Phillips terminal curve powers deadbeat seconds that are in direct contact with the tourbillon cage.Outside, the watch pays tribute to Art Déco design, and specifically to 1930s New York. The 46 millimeter round case is made of 18 carat rose gold. The multi-layer dial is dominated by a four-column vertical arrangement with the tourbillon at its base and bases adorned with a sunburst pattern distributing out to both sides.Despite the use of the expression “Regulator” in the name, the watch comes with a conventional time display using center-mounted hour, minute and seconds hands. A power-reserve indicator is placed at 9 o’clock. Complete specs appear below the images, the first of which might be enlarged using a click.Jerome DeWitt is a charming person who knows how to create suspense, and how to make watches. We entered his elegant booth in Basel and were seated in comfortable chairs around a table. Since the demonstration began, Mr. DeWitt produced what seemed like a significant watch on a small stand, covered with a cloth, and he put it on the table, still covered. He moved like a magician holding a bird just put under a colorful silk. You know the bird is going to disappear, which means you focus on it hoping to grab the trick. In this way I concentrated on the mystery watch below the cloth as other watches were introduced. Eventually, the cover increased…

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