• Baselworld Organizers Still Monitoring Coronavirus Situation

    1 month ago - By WWD

    PARIS - Noting the cancellation of Watches & Wonders expo with “great regret,” organizers of Baselworld said Thursday they currently have no plans to cancel their Swiss watch fair but are monitoring the coronavirus situation with local, national and international authorities.
    “The health and safety of exhibitors, guests and employees is the key concern,” Baselworld said in an emailed statement.
    The rival Watches & Wonders event in Geneva, which is dominated by labels belonging to Compagnie Financière Richemont, including Cartier and Vacheron Constantin, had been scheduled just before...
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  • Geneva watch expo cancelled over coronavirus

    1 month ago - By Fashion United

    The organiser of Geneva's international expo of fine watches said Thursday it had decided to cancel the April event because of the spread of the new coronavirus.
    "In view of the latest developments concerning the worldwide spread of the
    COVID-19 coronavirus... the decision has been taken to cancel the upcoming edition of Watches and Wonders Geneva" said the Fondation de la Haute
    Horlogerie.
    The Geneva event is a major trade show for the luxury watch industry and is particularly important for the many Switzerland-based makers of fine timepieces.
    China and the Asian region have become...
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  • Watches & Wonders Cancels April Show in Geneva Citing Coronavirus

    1 month ago - By WWD

    PARIS - Watches & Wonders, the Geneva watch fair slated for April, has been cancelled, adding to the fast-growing list of events scuttled in the wake of the widening coronavirus outbreak.
    “In view of the latest developments concerning the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, it is the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie's duty, as organizer of Watches & Wonders Geneva, to anticipate the potential risks that travels and important international gatherings could entail,” organizers said in a statement.
    They are cancelling the April 25 to 29 fair as well as its In the City program.
    The...
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