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The first three CEOs to take the Auditorium stage at SIHH describe companies in excellent health. For Cartier, Hermès and Audemars Piguet, the current state of business shows that crisis is behind them and the best is yet to come.
Among the useful functions lining the aisles at the 28th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, the chronograph is the standout complication. It confirms demand for robust, precise, reliable timepieces, and the enduring appeal of a sporty design.
More than ever, innovative materials and slim movements are the stars of this year's crop of complicated watches. Both trends reflect the level of excellence that watchmakers have achieved when exploring beyond the realm of time only.
Just how far will watchmakers push the boundaries? Ultra-thin watches reveal an unimaginable world of creative thinking and technical wizardry. Piaget has made thinness the spearhead of its mechanical expertise. Audemars Piguet leads the field for complications, while Vacheron Constantin and A. Lange & Söhne put the accent on elegance. At this year's SIHH, slim is in.
Historic designs and classic watches still have plenty to offer. Their elegant simplicity inspires fresh interpretations as well as contemporary creations that continue to top sales in all categories. SIHH 2018 provides numerous eloquent examples.
Many of the watches making their debut at the 28th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie join collections which are already crowned with success. A way for brands to cover their bases now that the storm clouds have finally cleared.