Breaking News: Watches & Wonders Geneva Cancels Its 2020 Edition

Breaking News: Watches & Wonders Cancels Its Show Over Fears Of The Spread Of The COVID-19 Virus

Switzerland woke up this morning to the news that Watches & Wonders is cancelling its show due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The virus is continuing to spread to new countries, including Switzerland, with now more cases outside of China than inside its borders.

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The question now remains what Baselworld will do, but it is highly likely they will follow suit. Find the official Watches & Wonders press release below, and more information about the Coronavirus’ effect on the watch industry in our article “How Dangerous Could The Coronavirus Be For The Watch Industry?” Watchonista will keep you updated on developments as the situation evolves.
 

Official Press Release

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.

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