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Watches & Wonders is a trade fair for the watch industry.

From 1991 through 2019 the event was called Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) and was held in Geneva. The name was changed to “Watches & Wonders Geneva” in 2020.

Overview

Mainly attended by Geneva manufacturers, Watches & Wonders is often the site of major watch introductions, especially Grande Complication pieces. For example, Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, Piaget, Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Panerai, Baume & Mercier, Parmigiani, Roger Dubuis, Van Cleef & Arpels, and other Geneva manufactures usually attend. It is also usually attended by the Richemont brands A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger-LeCoultre and IWC. The SIHH was attended primarily by Vendôme in the 1990s and only welcomed large outside brands starting in 1999. Vacheron Constantin joined the show in 1997 after its acquisition by Vendôme, but smaller brands had been present previously. Gerald Genta exhibited as early as the first Salon in 1991 and Franck Muller was invited to most early shows as well.

Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille announced in 2018 that they will no longer attend SIHH starting in 2020. In 2019 it was announced that Watches & Wonders and BaselWorld would be held in successive weeks in April.

The organizer of the Watches & Wonders is the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (see www.hautehorlogerie.org).

SIHH 1991

April 15-19

SIHH 1992

April 8-15

SIHH 1993

April 19-25

SIHH 1994

SIHH 1995

April 24-30

SIHH 1996

April 13-19

SIHH 1997

Press day April 7, Public opening, April 8-12

First year Vacheron Constantin participated at SIHH instead of the Basel Fair. Franck Muller quit the SIHH after the show.

SIHH 1998

Press day, April 16, Public opening, April 17

Parmigiani Fleurier, Daniel Roth, and Gerald Genta join the SIHH.

SIHH 1999

Public opening April 22-29

The SIHH welcomed eight new brands in 1999, including Audemars Piguet, Breguet, and Girard-Perregaux as well as smaller brands Bovet, Roger Dubuis, Daniel JeanRichard, Officine Panerai, and Perrelet.

SIHH 2000

SIHH 2001

SIHH 2002

SIHH 2005

SIHH 2006

SIHH 2007

SIHH 2008

SIHH 2009

SIHH 2010

SIHH 2011

SIHH 2012

SIHH 2013

Watches & Wonders Hong Kong 2013

The first watch fair under the name “Watches & Wonders” happened in 2013 in Hong Kong and was organised by the SIHH Exhibitors Committee. It was also the very first exhibition of fine watches in Asia for end clients.

SIHH 2014

SIHH 2015

Watches & Wonders Hong Kong 2015

Asian “Watches & Wonders” watch fair in Hong Kong, from September 30 to October 3.

SIHH 2016

SIHH 2017

January 16, 2017

Watches & Wonders Hong Kong 2017

Asian “Watches & Wonders” watch fair in Hong Kong from September 27 to 30.

SIHH 2018

SIHH 2019

Watches & Wonders Shanghai 2020

The event happened at Shanghai from 9 to 13 September. The 11 exhibiting brands were:

  • A. Lange & Söhne, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Purnell, Roger Dubuis and Vacheron Constantin.

Watches & Wonders 2021

Watches & Wonders 2022

The event takes place in Geneva on March 30 - April 5, 2022.

Exhibiting brands (ca. 38):

Important introductions:

Address

SIHH Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie
Orgexpo
P.O. Box 112
CH-1218 Grande-Saconnex

Tel. +41 22/761 11 11
Fax +41 22/798 01 00

info@geneva-palexpo.ch

watches_wonders.txt · Last modified: 16.05.2022 19:43 by gerdlothar

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