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Retailers and press say Baselworld will be missed but not mourned

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

CORDER’S COLUMN: Rolex delivers final coup de grâce for 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.

EXCLUSIVE WATCHPRO RESEARCH: What retailers want from the Swiss exhibition industry

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Watches & Wonders cancelled

Growing threat of Coronavirus forces show to close. No word yet from Baselworld.

An open letter to the global high-end watch business: IT’S TIME...

Watch collector and author Ken Kessler insists high end watchmakers must find a way to come together at a single unified fair.

Baselworld insists Coronavirus has not derailed 2020 exhibition

“Baselworld 2020 is on track; we are planning the coming show as intended,” says Baselworld managing director Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Retailers react with cold fury to this year’s exhibition...

WatchPro surveyed the cream of British retailers for their views on this year's trade fairs. The results were not pretty.

Trade shows need a reboot; could coronavirus provide cover for canning...

WatchPro and aBlogtoWatch argue for and against a complete suspension of Baselworld and Watches & Wonders Geneva.

H. Moser & Cie. and MB&F combine forces to take a...

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.

Greubel Forsey opts for world tour over Watches & Wonders Geneva

Super-luxury watchmaker will not appear at the exhibition formerly known as SIHH.