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Baselworld's organizer has confirmed it is consulting on a new name, location and format for its annual watch and jewelry fair.
Team behind Baselworld has not given up on creating a brand new show for up to 600 exhibitors.
Owner MCH Group abandons plans to hold exhibition in January next year, paving the way for coordinated events in Geneva.
Mr Swithinbank wants to know the whole story behind the Rolex-led walk out of Baselworld and hopes the world will rally around a single mega fair next year.
TAG Heuer, Bulgari, Hublot and Zenith says they cannot preserve their brand image at a Baselworld shorn of its biggest brands.
Show's owner MCH Group says it will decide on the future of the show in the next few weeks.
Watch retailers and reporters from around the world welcome brands rallying to a single show in Geneva, but pine for the glory days of Baselworld
"Swiss solidarity" is a concept that we will see over and over again in the months to come as the luxury houses start to feel like it is them against the world, suggests aBlogtoWatch founder Ariel Adams.
The departure of Rolex and Patek Philippe will be remembered as the death knell for Baselworld, but the seeds of its failure go back much further.
The brands have informed the show's management that it had failed to consult its major exhibitors about key decisions regarding the postponement of this year's event.