2020 SIHH/Watches and Wonders Geneva now officially cancelled, so...

Feb 27, 2020,08:05 AM
 

Will brands like JLC now push out advertisements of "new" releases earlier than last week of April 2020 since there is no reason to wait now? Very interesting. Expectations for JLC are high given dirth of innovation and creativity over past several years, not to mention Madame Renier's complete lack of presence as CEO PR-wise and her last year's announcement to focus only on "Belle Horologie", rather than the bread and butter of the brand...


Interesting indeed.

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I hope that we will be able to share the novelties sooner rather than later.

 
 By: Bill : February 27th, 2020-08:38
This is a sad situation but better caution in this case. The brands will have to up their communication game to stand out among the crowds.

If it were me running a brand

 
 By: thegrailwatch : February 27th, 2020-11:04
We all know we see many big releases at SIHH but watches from the Richemont brands rarely show up in the stores soon after. Most often the brands would debut the pieces in January (the month that SIHH traditionally took place) but not deliver until Summer... 

Rolex can do that, other brands need market feedback...e.g. Code 11.59...

 
 By: Tim Jackson : February 27th, 2020-11:42
This SIHH/WW news will cramp the brands style massively and as Bill says, it will hopefully up their communications and understanding of the international markets. As much as I love Baselworld, there is a change ahead for the big exhibition type of shows,...