SIHH 2014: A Small Selection of Images


misc_150Each year I attend SIHH and like every digital camera owner, I take far more images than I will ever use. Some will appear in upcoming stories. Most will never appear on your screens. To break the monotony of endless posts about new watches, here are a few images selected for your enjoyment. They include people, places, and yes, a watch.

 

 

Virtually all trade shows feature lovely ladies, often strategically placed near the entrance to the booths. SIHH (and Baselworld) are no exception. I found this lovely lady at the Ralph Lauren booth.
Virtually all trade shows feature lovely ladies, often strategically placed near the entrances to the booths. SIHH (and Baselworld) are no exception. I found this lovely lady at the Ralph Lauren booth.

 

The booths themselves are often decorated in an eye-catching fashion, and IWC is well known for over-the-top booth decor. This year's underwater theme featured life-size sharks and a column of mock bubbles to celebrate the year of the Aquatimer.
The booths themselves are often decorated in an eye-catching fashion, and IWC is well known for over-the-top booth decor. This year’s underwater theme featured life-size sharks and a column of mock bubbles to celebrate the year of the Aquatimer.

The lovely movement in a special Panerai pocketwatch. Beauty takes several forms at SIHH.

The lovely movement in a special Panerai pocketwatch. Beauty takes several forms at SIHH.
Most of us shoot hand-held with available light. This fellow does not.
Most of us shoot hand-held with available light. This fellow does not.
Spotting a horological  rock star. Philippe Dufour chats with Jean-Francois Erard at the Greubel Forsey booth.
Spotting a horological rock star. Philippe Dufour (left) chats with Jean-Francois Erard at the Greubel Forsey booth.
For some reason, I returned to the Ralph Lauren booth.
For some reason, I returned to the Ralph Lauren booth.

 

 

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  1. Johnk869

    Some really quality blog posts on this internet site , saved to fav. ecdkfgeagcee

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  2. David Kim

    Hey Mike, I know what you mean. I would have gone back to the Ralph Lauren booth also. On a different note, the movement for the Panerai pocketwwatch is gorgeous. The case has to be either white gold or platinum. I’m sure it will be a special and even limited piece with a high price tag.

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  3. Nice photos. I liked the underwater theme … sharks and all, and the ladies weren’t all that bad either. Do people buy watches at this event, or is it just a show and tell?

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    • Mike Disher

      Thank you Robinoz for the kind words. SIHH is a trade show where retailers meet with manufacturers to place orders for stock they will offer at retail in their stores. Watches are not offered for sale to consumers or end-users. If I saw a watch I liked in a display window at SIHH, I could not buy it there. I would have to wait for it to arrive at a retailer to make the purchase.

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