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Germany’s massive Inhorgenta jewelry and watch show postponed

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This year’s Inhorgenta will be postponed as a result of ongoing covid-related restrictions in Germany, WATCHPRO has learned.

An official announcement is expected tomorrow (Wednesday), at which new dates for the massive jewelry and watch show will be revealed.

Germany has been comparatively successful among its peers in Western Europe at suppressing covid cases throughout the pandemic, recording 7.5 million infections over the past two years compared to almost 15 million in the UK.

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The current omicron wave has also been lower than in the UK, but German businesses and citizens have been subjected to far tighter restrictions over Christmas and the new year.

Politically, Germany is closer to California while the UK takes a more Texan view of the role of the state.

Germany is currently experiencing around 50,000 infections per day, but they have been rising in recent days.

Inhorgenta was fortunate in 2020 as it took place just before lock downs were imposed across Europe and the world.

This time the show’s timing appears to have worked against it. The exhibition was due to take place from February 11 to 14, a month from now when covid rates may still be high.

All eyes will now be on Watches and Wonders Geneva, set to open on March 30. Retailers and executives from brands including Rolex and Patek Philippe say they are still in the dark about whether the show will proceed.

WATCHPRO has asked for an update from W&W but is still waiting for a response.

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