Wednesday, February 26, 2020

WATCHES AND WONDERS CANCELS SIHH GENEVA TRADE SHOW





WATCHES AND WONDERS


CANCELS SIHH GENEVA TRADE SHOW


This is such big news I had to borrow Hodinkee's BREAKING NEWS header again!?!!

Watches and Wonder (formerly known as SIHH) cancelled their upcoming Geneva trade show that was scheduled to run from April 25th to 29th of 2020. This is the second major horological watch show after Time to Move, which is the Swatch Group (Omega, Blancpain, Breguet, etc...) trade show, that was also cancelled on concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Meanwhile, the Swiss authorities confirmed three new coronavirus cases today, including one in Geneva. 

Perhaps the most serious question is whether Baselworld will also be cancelled or postponed? This is devastating news, especially after Breitling, Seiko, Citizen and Bvlgari have recently announced they won't be attending Baselworld anymore.





Watches and Wonder just put out this Press Release confirming the Tweet seen above that says it will be cancelled.








PRESS RELEASE For immediate release FEBRUARY 27TH 2020
Watches & Wonders Geneva cancels its upcoming edition initially planned from April 25th to 29th 2020

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.

Therefore, in order to protect the health and wellbeing of all our guests, press, partners and teams, the decision has been taken to cancel the upcoming edition of Watches & Wonders Geneva (formerly known as the SIHH) and its ‘In the City’ program, initially due to take place in Geneva from April 25th to 29th 2020.

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie understands the disappointment this year’s cancelation may cause, and remains at the disposal of its partners and guests for any queries they may have. The FHH is already working on the organization of 2021 edition of Watches & Wonders Geneva.


Press Contacts
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie – Pont de la Machine 1, 1204 Genève, Suisse Christine Noussan Hodara / christine.noussan@hautehorlogerie.org / +41 79 106 85 54 Carole Kittner / carole.kittner@hautehorlogerie.org / +41 78 689 90 17

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