Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chanel, Chopard and Tudor leave Baselworld to make another watch expo in Geneva with the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH). The show will be held early April 2021 at Palexpo, simultaneously as Watches & Wonders.
This flight follows various one-sided choices made without conference by Baselworld the executives, including the delay of the watch show until January 2021, just as its failure to address the brands’ issues and assumptions.
The new show, which will be connected to Watches & Wonders, coordinated by the FHH, is to happen at Palexpo. The point is to offer accomplice marks the most ideal expert stage, applying a common vision to effectively address future difficulties in the watchmaking business. It will likewise give urgent noticeable quality to the area’s ability and developments, both in Switzerland and globally.
Different brands may likewise be added, as indicated by terms that have not yet been characterized. This new occasion will be equipped prevalently towards retailers, the press and VIP clients.
Additional data will be distributed sometime in the future, specifically concerning the name of the new watch reasonable and its association.
We list underneath the assertions of the agents of the five brands.
Jean-Frédéric Dufour, Chief Executive Officer, Rolex SA, and Board Member, Montres Tudor SA
“We have partaken in Baselworld since 1939. Tragically, given the manner in which the occasion has advanced and the new choices made by MCH Group, and regardless of the incredible connection we had to this watch show, we have chosen to pull out. Following conversations started by Rolex, it appeared to be simply normal to make another occasion with accomplices that share our vision and our perpetual, steadfast help for the Swiss watchmaking area. This will permit us to give our new watches in line our necessities and assumptions, to unite and better shield the interests of the business.”
Thierry Stern, President, Patek Philippe
“The choice to leave Baselworld was not a simple one to take for me, being the fourth era of the Stern family to take part in this conventional yearly occasion. In any case, life advances continually, things change and individuals change also, regardless of whether it is at the level of those answerable for the watch reasonable association, the brands or the customers. We continually need to adjust, question what we do, since what was correct yesterday may not really be substantial today! Today Patek Philippe isn’t in accordance with Baselworld’s vision any longer, there have been an excessive number of conversations and unsolved issues, trust is not, at this point present. We need to answer the genuine requirements of our retailers, the customers and the press from around the planet. They must have the option to find the new models from Swiss watchmakers every year, at one time, in one spot, and this in the most expert way conceivable. That is the reason, following a few conversations with Rolex and in concurrence with other taking part marks, we have chosen to make, all together, an exceptional occasion in Geneva, agent of our savoir-faire.”
Frédéric Grangié, President of Chanel Watches & Fine Jewellery
“Like its accomplices, Chanel has a similar freedom and a similar longing to ensure and advance the qualities, expertise, most extreme quality and accuracy of Swiss Watchmaking. This activity denotes a vital achievement throughout the entire existence of Chanel Watchmaking and is important for a drawn out procedure, which started with the dispatch of this movement in 1987. This presentation will permit us to introduce the entirety of our new manifestations in a climate that satisfies our excellent guidelines.”
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President Chopard et Cie SA
“Chopard initially displayed at the Basel reasonable in 1964 with a remain of nearly 25 square meters. After cautious thought, our family chose to help the Rolex activity and resign from Baselworld, an agonizing choice. The formation of this new watch show in Geneva, in corresponding to Watches & Wonders, will permit us to more readily serve our watchmaking accomplices and our clients. Through the coalition, these grandes maisons can likewise work together in advancing the qualities and eventual benefits of Swiss watchmaking.”
Jérôme Lambert, in the interest of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie Council
“The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is pleased to welcome another salon which will reinforce the verifiable Watches & Wonders occasion in Geneva one year from now toward the beginning of April.”