18 New Timepieces at SIHH 2019 | Watch Repair in Aurora, CO

Much like the larger event in Basel, Switzerland, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, otherwise known as SIHH, is a luxury trade fair in Geneva that has underwent a vast amount of change since 2016. The difference is not so much like Baselworld – which has been in the news lately dealing with a massive decline in exhibitors and attendance. SIHH, on the other hand, has been proactive and without controversy. 

The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is known as the most exclusive of the two main Swiss timepiece trade fairs and is also considerably more enjoyable. Since 2016, SIHH has invited more exhibitors, attendees and press and it has seen its fair share of exhibitors leaving the show but it is more because of changing distribution channels as opposed to problems with the fair itself. Van Cleef & Arpels will not be attending this year stating that it does very little business with retailers and distributors. Two other luxury timepiece brands, Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet, are also exiting the scene next year for similar reasons, as prestigious timepiece companies are dealing more directly with consumers nowadays. 

However, SIHH is not experiencing a permanent decline in exhibitors; luxury Swiss timepiece brand, Bovet, known for their handmade timepieces with artistic finishes and highly complicated movements will be exhibiting at SIHH for the first time in 2019. Additionally, Breitling and Bucherer have recently become members of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, otherwise known as FHH, which manages SIHH. This is most likely a first step in the replacement of Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet for 2020.  

In total, there will be 35 exhibitors at SIHH 2019, 18 of which are historic watch brands, with the majority being owned and operated by the Swiss luxury goods holding company, the Richemont Group and 17 highly exclusive and in some cases experimental independent watchmakers. These companies are as follows: 

Historic Maisons Carré des Horlogers
A. Lange & Söhne Armin Strom
Audemars Piguet Christophe Claret
Baume & Mercier Chronométrie
Bovet Ferdinand Berthoud
Cartier DeWitt
Girard-Perregaux élégante by F.P.Journe
Greubel Forsey Grönefeld
Hermès H. Moser & Cie
IWC Hautlence
Jaeger-LeCoultre HYT
Montblanc Kari Voutilainen
Panerai Laurent Ferrier
Parmigiani Fleurier MB&F
Piaget Ressence
Richard Mille Romain Gauthier
Roger Dubuis RJ
Ulysse Nardin Speake-Marin
Vacheron Constantin. Urwerk

A good many of the watchmaking companies have also revealed some of the timepieces that they will be unveiling at SIHH 2019. While most of the timepiece brands will unveil their best pieces during the show, there are some noticeable early trends that include a focus on case shapes as well as different variations of celestial themes. What follows in the next segment are some of the timepieces that will be unveiled at the trade show. 

About Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry

Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry has been providing quality products and professional services to the metropolitan Denver, CO area since 1951.  The very first watch repair and service facility ever opened in Colorado. Dan Matheu, watchmaker, pioneered watch repair and services in Colorado.  Today, Scott Matheu is at the helm steering Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With his vision, Scott opened a watch store in Highland Ranch and has made Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry not only one of the largest watch stores to provide watch repair in Aurora, CO but also the entire state.

Whether you need watch repair in Aurora, CO, watch engraving, or even if you have an antique watch that you would like appraised, you can count on Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry to provide you with superior service each and every single time. All of our watchmakers are factory trained and we have CW21 Certified by the American Watchmakers and Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) on site. This certification has the most stringent standards for watchmakers performing repair, restoration, and service work on watches. With one of the largest service centers in the metropolitan Denver, CO we are not only able to provide watch repair in Aurora, CObut to the entire 50 states as well.  

Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry is also a factory authorized service center for Cartier, Tag Heuer, Philip Stein, Swiss Army and many more brands. When you use Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry for your watch repair in Aurora, CO, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive our (3) three-year warranty on major watch repairs that we provide. If you are looking for the best watch repair service center throughout the United States, you cannot go wrong when you choose Matheu’s Fine Watches & Jewelry. With certifications from not only AWCI but SAWTA too, we not only stand out from the pact; we lead it.”