Baselworld is done…

The decision by five leading watch brands to pull out of the Baselworld tradeshow, which had been rescheduled for January 2021 due to Covid-19, can be seen as a stark warning about the need for all stakeholders to work closely regarding issues of cancellations, postponements and refunds.

The big five watchmakers Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chanel, Chopard and Rolex sister-brand Tudor dropped a bombshell on Baselworld organiser MCH Group, by announcing plans to withdraw from Baselworld –the largest watch exhibition in the world — for 2021… More here.

So, Baselworld is likely done for good, but I believe that there still needs to be a BIG watch show for all brand levels to attend. The media will not travel to multiple shows throughout the year.

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