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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
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.
With Watches & Wonders cancelling today, and Baselworld hanging by a thread because of the Coronavirus outbreak, it would be easy to conclude that the industry would rather they simply never happened again. Not so, according to exclusive research by WatchPro, which surveyed 127 owners and buyers from the UK’s largest independent and multiple retail businesses, and found an overwhelming desire for the fairs to get their act together and return to their former strength.
Growing threat of Coronavirus forces show to close. No word yet from Baselworld.
Watch collector and author Ken Kessler insists high end watchmakers must find a way to come together at a single unified fair.
“Baselworld 2020 is on track; we are planning the coming show as intended,” says Baselworld managing director Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld.
WatchPro surveyed the cream of British retailers for their views on this year's trade fairs. The results were not pretty.
WatchPro and aBlogtoWatch argue for and against a complete suspension of Baselworld and Watches & Wonders Geneva.
It is a rare slice of good news for the Swiss watch exhibition industry, which has endured months of reporting on brands pulling out of its big two shows.
Super-luxury watchmaker will not appear at the exhibition formerly known as SIHH.
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