We are not too far from the 2016 SIHH watch fair in Geneva Switzerland. This fair is the more exclusive and prestigious than the Baselworld watch and Jewlery Fair that takes place in March/April. The 2016 SIHH watch fair will take run from Jan 18-22, 2016. This fair is represented by all major Richmond Group Brands including A Lange & Sohne, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, IWC, Jaeger=LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin & Vancleef & Arpels. Also in attendance like last year will be Audemars Piguet, Greubel Forsey, Parmigiani & RIchard Mille. Ralph Lauren which is a collaboration with the Richmond Group will not be representing at SIHH 2016
For the first time, The 2016 SIHH watch fair will have a new designated space that will represent 9 independent watch brands. This will be known as CARRÉ DES HORLOGERS. Those brands include; Christophe Claret, Debethune, H Mosier & Cie, Hautlence, HYT, Kari Voutilainen, Laurent Ferrier, MB&F & Urwerk .
These independent watch makers have been showcasing their timepieces in past years at a hotel nearby the SIHH watch fair. This will be their official induction into the best watch fair in the world in my opinion. It’s time the independents get the recognition they finally deserve!
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