Baselworld has seen a decline in its presence over the years. First, the Swatch Group decided to leave and create its own program called "Time to Move". In 2019, Breitling and other brands decided to leave. The LVMH Group also created its own fair in 2019. Bulgari was forced to leave Baselworld in 2020 just before the COVID-19 pandemic, which delayed both Watches & Wonders Geneva as well as Baselworld.
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Revolution's Mexico editor in chief Israel Ortega asked if brands were consulted on the Baselworld committee's shift in dates from January 2021 to January 2021. Rolf Studer (CEO of Oris) informed us via his Mexico team that they had not been consulted. We prefer a March date, as in previous years.
Bell & Ross (thru Alexandra Castro Americas VP for Comms) also noted that "The selection of the date can be difficult because every brand might have a different agenda and view." The committee tried to make the best choice possible under many different parameters. It is a wise choice to start the year in January, as it will allow for a fruitful start.
Stephen Hale Watson, Revolution's USA editor in chief, spoke to several distributors and brand CEOs about their views on the exit of five large independent brands. Here are their thoughts.
Brian Duffy, CEO of The Watches of Switzerland Group
Although the Baselworld decision by Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Replica and Tudor to leave Baselworld was a major announcement, it was not surprising. For a while, there has been frustration.blancpain replica It makes sense that Watches & Wonders and Geneva have merged. These brands are headquartered in Geneva and make their watches there. Fine watchmaking is the heartbeat of the city.