Now Baselworld is dead. RIP

Nov 22, 2022,19:24 PM

Now Baselworld announced there will be no more watch fairs.

From their site:

No further editions of Baselworld are planned at this point.

MCH Group, the parent company of Baselworld, has taken a strategic decision to focus on new initiatives and growth opportunities while strengthening the existing portfolio such as its Art Basel shows.

This decision was based on a thorough analysis of current market conditions and target segments, intense discussions, and a deep-dive the into global markets, clients, and end-consumer needs.

From 1917 – 2019 BASELWORLD brought the world of watches, jewelry, and gemstones to life. Each year, this de rigueur event welcomed all the relevant players in the industry from around the world: manufacturers, buyers, merchants, collectors, media, and enthusiasts.

In its peak years around 2015, BASELWORLD hosted 1,500 exhibitors from 40 nations on 140’000 square meters and welcomed over 150,000 visitors.

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Only appropriate as there seem to be no more watches...

 By: mdg : November 22nd, 2022-20:42
...that normal people can get anyway...

The largest LA dealer that carries Rolex . . .

 By: Dr No : November 23rd, 2022-01:00
. . . is expanding their floor space. I don't know what that means, but it is a remarkable development. Art

Maybe a good sign...

 By: mdg : November 23rd, 2022-15:11
...I was at a Rolex AD in Palm Beach last year and they had a HUGE room devoted to the brand. It contained 2 watches, both jeweled ladies models.

More seats for the waiting room

 By: ChristianDK : November 23rd, 2022-18:52

The thought never occurred to me . . .

 By: Dr No : November 23rd, 2022-19:00
. . . but you're probably on the right track! LA is hosting the Olympics in '28 - maybe they're gearing up for all the tourists who want to see a showcase with a ladies model alongside pictures of Daytonas.

Ah,ok. I was simply joking but I hadn’t thought of the Olympics

 By: ChristianDK : November 23rd, 2022-19:38
It’s the same story across brands. Patek are making a huge store in Hamburg despite virtually no stock. I suppose it’s to entertain and sell “an experience”. Prices will go up but not production numbers. AP making their “AP houses” I guess they need to ke... 

Fond memories

 By: 111forza : November 22nd, 2022-20:46

We have to made new ones in Geneva. 😂😂

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : November 22nd, 2022-20:50

Yes, there is 4 months left. 😂😂

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : November 22nd, 2022-20:56


 By: ChristianDK : November 23rd, 2022-18:53

I'm glad I went when I could. It was great and fun especially

 By: kesharoo : November 23rd, 2022-02:51
when you could visit SIHH after. Gone are those days. 2 great shows in 1 trip.