\ Open day

SIHH opens its doors to the public on Friday 19 January, between 11am and 6pm, subject to ticket availability. For everything you need to know about Open Day, please find below all the information.

Price and tickets

Members of the public who would like to come to SIHH 2018 on Open Day must first register and purchase a ticket, subject to availability, from the official website. To go to the website, click on the button below.


Useful information

SIHH is open to the public on Friday 19 January, 2018 between 11am and 6pm. Badges are issued at the desks at the main entrance, between 11am and 5:30pm, on presentation of the confirmation email and photo ID.


The central bars are open from 11am to 6pm, serving complimentary hot and cold beverages. A charge is made for alcoholic drinks.


Visitors can leave coats and luggage free of charge at the cloakroom, at the main entrance.

Media partners

The Press Kiosk carries a complimentary selection of international daily papers and magazines for visitors to take away.
Publications on watchmaking and the history of the exhibiting Maisons are on sale at the Bookshop.

Smoking area

Located in Hall 7, this area offers a comfortable space where visitors can smoke inside the building.

SIHH 2018 mobile app

Download the new application SIHH 2018.

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Don’t miss…

SIHH is about watches and also about people. As part of this ambition to interact with and engage visitors, brands are hosting exclusive events and activities on their booths throughout the day of Friday January 19th when SIHH opens to the public.


SIHH takes place at GENEVA PALEXPO, a ten-minute walk from the airport and ten minutes from Geneva city centre. It is easily reached from Geneva International Airport, Geneva Cointrin railway station, and by motorway.

By car

  • Directions: A1 motorway, take the Genève Aéroport exit then follow signs for Palexpo.
  • Parking: Visitors to SIHH on Friday January 20th 2017 can use the free parking facilities at P49 car park. A shuttle service will run between the car park and Palexpo.

By public transport

  • Train : From Geneva Cornavin station to the Genève Aéroport terminus.
  • Bus TPG : Line 5, get off at Palexpo.
  • SIHH official transport : from the airport and city-centre hotels to SIHH. Times will be given at a later date.

CFF (trains) TPG (bus)

About Geneva

The home of Swiss watchmaking, Geneva has a rich history and culture, and attracts thousands of visitors each year. This cosmopolitan city has been dubbed the “capital of peace” and plays an important role on the world stage.

For information about Geneva, visit the Tourist Office website at:


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