The “Cité de la Haute Horlogerie”
lights up the corridors of time from April 16th to 21st, 2007
The Watch Quote™ - April 8th, 2007
The trends that will shape tomorrow's Fine Watches are played out at the SIHH, a gathering of sixteen of the most prestigious names in Haute Horlogerie. A.Lange & Söhne, Alfred Dunhill, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, JeanRichard, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels will present their latest creations at the heart of a "city" worthy of their reputation.
The "Cité de la Haute Horlogerie" will again take over Hall 6 of Palexpo, adjacent to Geneva Airport, where the participating brands will benefit from the best conditions in which to present their products throughout the 24,000 square metres of exhibition space. A major international event on the watch landscape, the 17th SIHH will welcome close to 13,000 visitors in an exclusive and dedicated setting.
In recognition of Haute Horlogerie's cultural dimension, the SIHH hosts its 13th exhibition, entitled "Fine Watches, a Homage to Women." All the pieces shown have been chosen from the contemporary collections of the exhibiting brands. Interspersed with iconic portraits of women by renowned photographers from the Magnum Agency, they sensitively portray the intimate relationship between women and watches. The exhibition, which is illustrated by a complimentary bilingual catalogue, reinstates the feminine watch to its rightful and honorary place, and recognises women's influence in shaping the history of watchmaking.
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, which organises the SIHH, is a private foundation whose essential and primary purpose is to promote and develop the heritage and values of technical and precious Haute Horlogerie throughout the world, through its creations, innovations and expertise. Each year the SIHH, through the Foundation's "Events" wing, bears witness to this vocation.