A few days ago one of the most important halls of watchmaking and luxury jewelery has been closed. But the show is not finished: the SIHH 2018, held from January 15 to 19 in Geneva, always offers wonders that will make people talk about themselves for months, even for years. Merit of the novelties offered by the watchmakers present and the parties, always extraordinary, like the parterre of celebrities who attended.

From SIHH 2018

In its 28th edition the SIHH, Salon International of the Haute Horlogerie Genève, has confirmed its policy of expansion: on the one hand favoring the entry of fans of the sector with a day (the last day) of open doors to non-employees works, on the other with the entry of prestigious brands including Hermès, Armin Strom, DeWitt, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, FPJourne and Romain Gauthier, for a total of 35 exhibitors including 18 historic Maison and 17 brands of the Carré des Horlogers ( source @SIHH).

The choice denotes a change of mentality, more and more attentive to the study of the sector, to the news, to the digitization and to the wishes of the buyers. Aspects probed and gutted within the HUB, a unique and multiple space, which has gathered resonance personalities in the sector, buyers, experts, engineers, journalists, trend setters around work tables and places designated for socialization. Focused and well structured were the meetings held in the Auditorium attended by the most important CEOs of the sector, engineers and personalities that are emblematic for what is luxury and trend. Digital space in the White BOX, an authentic sounding board for the sector press, a fascinating place where you can exchange ideas and socialize with experts.

News from SIHH 2018

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100, Montblanc TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph, Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic, Cartier Santos de Cartier, Iwc Schaffhausen Tribute to Pallweber Edition 150 Years: 5 watches to make a whole salon. In reality the new proposals are many more, but these stand out among the others. Read why!

Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100

Inspired by the legendary Minerva professional watches of the 20s and 30s, made for military use and for alpine expeditions, the Montblanc 1858 Monopusher Chronograph Limited Edition 100 model is part of the 1858 Collection that pays homage to the 160 years of Minerva Manufacture and to his extraordinary legacy. With its 40 mm stainless steel case, this timepiece is the quintessential vintage chronograph design. To enhance the look of another era is the original smoked green dial, combined with the green alligator strap with beige stitching made by hand by the Pelletteria Montblanc of Florence. Inspired by the iconic Minerva chronographs, the watch features a bicompax dial with a small seconds counter at 9 o’clock, a 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock and a tachymeter scale on the outside of the dial.

Montblanc TimeWalker Manufacture Chronograph

The era of heroic car races is revived in a reference with a “panda” dial, typical of the 60s and 70s, with three counters. Chronograph with automatic movement with column wheel, manufactured, and ceramic bezel on a 43 mm steel case (montblanc.com).

Iwc Schaffhausen, Tribute to Pallweber Edition 150 Years

With his Tribute to Pallweber Edition 150 Years, Iwc Schaffhausen rewrites the aesthetic codes of the luxury dials. Hours and minutes are a “saltarello”, a tribute to its inventor and the first watches (pocket) produced by the brand back in 1884. In platinum, with white lacquered dial. 25 models of a jubilee collection produced this year to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the brand (Iwc Schaffhausen.com).

Cartier Santos de Cartier

More classic than ever: Cartier Santos de Cartier is the mirror of urban architecture from which it takes inspiration, today as well as in 1904, the date of its debut, it is a self-winding mechanic 2.0. Born thinking of the speed of our times, this Cartier is worn easily thanks to the quick release system of the strap and its meshes (Cartier.com).

Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic

When innovation marries tradition. How many times do we read it on the fashion victim’s magazines or in the magazines of Food? In this case, however, the incipit makes more than ever what Baume & Mercier proposed with his Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic In his small, a milestone. Because it adopts the first self-winding mechanical movement of manufacture of the brand. The silicon with which the spiral spring is made, the lever of the anchor and the escape wheel raise its precision. The case is in steel, 40 mm. More at Baume&Mercier Baumatic 2018 (Baume&Mercier.com).

Do you want to be the first to have them? Write to info@baggioluxury.com or call in boutiques to book your new SIHH 2018 watch. The proposals will be on sale starting from April.

Party & Celebrities at SIHH 2018

Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ryan Reynolds, Doutzen Kroes e Adriana Lima. Here are some high-sounding names that shone during the international watch and jewelery show in Geneva. From one party to another.

IWC Party 150 Anniversary

IWC Schaffhausen celebrated its 150th anniversary with a mega party and a limited edition watch collection. To do the honors, the CEO of IWC, Christoph Grainger-Herr, and the TV presenter Tess Daily, who marked the rhythm of an evening where there were spectacular moments: from the performances of Aloe Blacc, the jazz drummer Eric Harland and singer Ronan Keating, able to involve and make all the guests sing and dance, to that of Paloma Faith, whose last album “The Architect” a month ago won the first place in the Official Albums Chart Top 100 English. Among the approximately eight hundred guests invited to the gala evening, the testimonials were shining, who did not want to miss the chance to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the fashion house: actress Cate Blanchett, actors Bradley Cooper, James Marsden, Dev Patel and Ralf Moeller, pilots Valtteri Bottas and David Coulthard and the Olympic champion Jan Frodeno, and top models Adriana Lima and Karolína Kurková. Many Italian stars, like actors Pierfrancesco Favino, Anna Ferzetti, Alessia Marcuzzi and the chef Andrea Berton. (in the picture, Cate Blanchett – foto @IWC)

Montblanc Stars

The stars are a lot. Here, therefore, the brand ambassadors are inevitable Hugh Jackman, Charlotte Casiraghi and Yang Yang, at the Montblanc party that celebrated the new 1858 collection with a cocktail and a gala dinner that saw the participation of Montblanc International CEO Nicolas Baretzki, and friends of the Maison, including David Gandy, Pierre Niney, Salvatore Esposito, Rodrigo Santoro , Andrea Montovoli, Danilo Carrera and the British mountaineer Kenton Cool famous for having conquered Mount Everest twelve times and for being the first in 2013 to climb the Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse at once, without ever returning to the base camp (in the picture, from the left, Hugh Jackman and Nico Bolzico together for the evening dedicated to the new Montblanc 1858 collection).

From Jaeger-LeCoultre headlights focused on the event for the launch of the new line of the watchmaking house was an exclusive evening where live music and the sophistication typical of the brand have made it the owner to present the new elegant sports collection for men , Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris. From Piaget could not miss the super model Doutzen Kroes protagonist of the new campaign of the Maison, and the Brand Ambassador Ryan Reynolds: exceptional characters who were joined by supermodels Coco Rocha, Barbara Palvin, Shanina Shaik and writer Joël Dicker.