Will Canceled Watch Shows Lead To Death Of Shows? New Product Release Dates? And Who Cares?

Baselworld 2019

Last week when Watches & Wonders Geneva (formerly SIHH) canceled its 2020 show, the watch world gasped. Naturally, the show organizers were doing the responsible thing and taking into account the potential risks of travel with the spread of COVID-19. A couple of days later Baselworld canceled (technically, it announced to “postpone”) its show until…

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Baselworld 2020 Postpones to January 2021

MCH General Manager Loris-Melikoff, Baselworld 2019

Just days after Watches & Wonders Geneva announces its decision to cancel the show for 2002, Baselworld also announces its cancelation — calling it a postponement. The new show dates are already scheduled for January 2021 — a time that could conflict with the recently developed LVMH summit.  The decision by show management came just…

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Watches And Wonders Geneva (Formerly SIHH) Cancels 2020 Show: What This Means For The Watch World

Baselworld 2019

I like to sleep in. I typically don’t go to bed before 1 am, and generally wake up around 7:00 or 7:30. This morning, though, I woke up at 5:00 in the morning to a barrage of texts  — all from various people telling me the news:  Watches & Wonders Geneva (previously known as Salon…

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