A lot of good-looking watches and innovations, but the shock of the SIHH for me (in a good way) is the 'jump' in baume & Mercier watches... take a look at the new Chrono and tell me you don't like it....
I liked them last year, and they added another 1966 chrono this, but the GP watches look great too. My favourites are the chronos and the full calendar (also called the 'Nash' I think) is to die for and in only 199 pieces with a palladium dial (if not case as well? - not sure about that, probably white gold).
The Richard Lange PLM with enamel white dial and fusee.... OMG. Now if you want a stealth watch, this is it! Not many of them at 50... and probably next to impossible to get one, but boy if you can - Just Do It!
For Ladies - the Van Cleef & Arpels watches are awesome (I mean extraordinary!)
From VC the WT is great, but WT's are not my 'bag'; but if you get the chance (or Alex can oblige here?) take a look at the Geneva Boutique Edition (only) Perpetual... in Rose again (!!) but it is sublime - and that I could be tempted to look at again if I had the opportunity.... Only 30 pieces I think if I remember well. A retrograde date at top, windows for day and month between the centre hands and 6 o'clock.... and leap year indication as a small circular window with a coloured dot that changes each year rather than a number or letter... I really, really liked this watch. Also, the QdL in titanium I think, all grey dial and grey rubber strap - this for me was the best looking QdL. I have to say I didn't really 'get' the Qdl, but now there is a solid dial version (which I like a lot less) I kinda get the original much more - and am coming round to it. VC - the solid dial is a compromise and it is not the same watch now.
Sorry you didn't make it this year Francois, i hope to see you next year (and in the menatime in London for another beer and photo oppotunity!)