As of 2020 and through to 2024, the two flagship events of the worldwide watch industry are synchronising their calendar. The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) will be held from April 26th to 29th in Geneva, immediately followed by Baselworld from April 30th to May 5th.
The closer matching of these dates is good news for the whole industry. Until now, the SIHH took place in January, while Baselworld was held in March. This arrangement meant that the professionals, press, and clients shared by large watchmaking brands had to travel to Switzerland twice in the space of just a few weeks. For visitors attending both events, and in particular those from other continents, these agreed dates will make their trips to Switzerland far easier. This important and essential breakthrough for the Swiss watchmaking industry is also welcomed by major players in the sector.
Created in 1991, the SIHH focuses on Haute Horlogerie as specified in its name, and now welcomes 35 exhibiting maisons, 17 of which are part of the “Carré des horlogers”. Over time, SIHH has become an unmissable platform for communication and a meeting place for the international watchmaking community: professionals, journalists, the media, collectors, enthusiasts and connoisseurs of fine watchmaking.
For over 100 years, Baselworld has been The World Watch and Jewellery Show. Amongst its exhibitors are Rolex, Patek Philippe, LVMH and Chopard, alongside exhibitors who are world leaders in the fields of jewellery and precious stones, in addition to those active in technical industries.
January 10, 2019