Baselworld, the other annual mega watch fair scheduled to be held right after the Geneva event, has not announced similar plans yet.
Thursday, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), organizer of Watches & Wonders Geneva, previously known as the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) issued a press statement stating that it was cancelling the 2020 Edition due to the global outbreak of coronavirus.
The annual event was scheduled to take place between April 25-29, right before Baselworld which was scheduled from April 30-May 6.
The statement from the FHH read, “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.”
There has been no update from the organisers of Baselworld yet whether the show will go ahead as planned
By Varun Godinho
Paul Ebeling, Editor
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