January is one of the biggest months on the luxury calendar. In just four short weeks it crams in numerous fashion shows taking place in London, Milan, Paris and New York, but, for watch aficionados, the only event worth paying attention to is the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie. Having transformed Geneva’s Palexpo exhibition centre annually since 1990, SIHH is now home to 30 brands all showcasing their latest creations under one roof. The likes of Cartier, Jaeger LeCoultre, IWC, Audemars Piguet, Montblanc and many others display the watches they hope will bring them success in the year ahead, ranging from simple time-only pieces to incredibly complicated tourbillons and minute repeaters.
Charlie Thomas is a former staffer at The Rake.