Opening gifts in the presence of your family is one of the best feelings in the world. But if you find yourself unveiling a gift that hasn’t suited your taste yet, take it easy. The New Year is here. And with it comes a much-anticipated event every watch aficionado looks forward to — the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie or SIHH 2018.
It’s an annual watch fair that features the best and the latest of haute horlogerie. It’s happening from 15 to 19 January this year and you’ll be sure to discover new watches with rare artisanal features as well as arresting pieces made with high complications or avant garde designs.
In the last 27 years, it has maintained a reputation for prestige and exclusivity. And while the five-day event tends to focus on men’s watches, we have a feeling this year would be different. As early as November, we’re already seeing pre-SIHH 2018 previews that women would absolutely fall for.
So what’s in stock? Few brands can make a lady’s heart skip a beat more than Hermès. And for the first time, the luxury handbag designer is heading to Geneva to present the new version of its three-decade-old Cape Cod watch. Another watch that will be getting new look are the oval-shaped watches from Cartier’s Bagnoire collection. Its dial interfaces are stretched and shrunk to fit the wrist like a high jewellery.
Scroll further down if you can’t wait to see the stunners that will dominate SIHH 2018. And from here, you can glean your own observations as to the next big trends for ladies’ watches to rule 2018.