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Breaking News: Grand Seiko Cancels 60th Anniversary Summit

HomeWatch TalkBreaking News: Grand Seiko Cancels 60th Anniversary Summit Watch TalkGrand SeikoBreaking News: Grand Seiko Cancels 60th Anniversary Summit As major events start dropping like flies, the obvious question is raised: Where will it end? by Rob NuddsFebruary 12, 2020 MIN READBreaking News: Grand Seiko Cancels 60th Anniversary SummitIt is with sadness we must convey that Grand Seiko has taken the governmentally-advised decision to cancel its upcoming summit. It would have been held in Tokyo from the 4th-5th of March 2020.
Grand Seiko had intended for the summit to be a vehicle to celebrate its 60th anniversary, alongside the 55th anniversary of Seiko Divers. If you haven’t already checked out the models released to mark this occasion, you can read about the men’s pieces here and the women’s piece here.
For those that had tickets in their hands, this will come as a crushing blow. Grand Seiko is one of the most beloved and interesting watch brands outside of Europe. Many of its f..

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Swatch Group Cancels Time To Move Event Amid Coronavirus Fears

While the luxury watch trade show landscape has changed drastically heading into 2020, the latest change to the lineup of events might be the most unexpected of all. As part of its efforts to divest itself from the traditional tentpole Baselworld event, Swatch Group had planned to unveil its 2020 novelties at its self-hosted Time to Move show in Zurich from March 4-6, 2020. This morning Swatch Group public relations announced that Time to Move has been cancelled, citing the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak currently spreading worldwide from China as a reason. The group is seeking to avoid international travel as much as possible during this tense period to avoid further transmission of the disease.
The announcement comes as a shock to many in the industry, with many journalists and brand partners already having booked accommodations for the event. It is unclear at this point as well how this cancellation will affect Swatch Group’s marketing plans for 2020, as many announcements from brand..

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Swatch Group Cancels Time To Move in Zurich

HomeNewsSwatch Group Cancels Time To Move in Zurich NewsSwatch Group Cancels Time To Move in Zurich The Coronavirus outbreak is a showstopper for Time to Move by FratelloFebruary 03, 2020 MIN READSwatch Group Cancels Time To Move in ZurichThis just came in from Swatch Group: the Time to Move event in Zurich will be canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The press release says:
“Considering the uncertainty related to the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus outbreak, and in order to guarantee the welfare of our guests, partners, and colleagues, Swatch Group has decided not to hold the Time to Move event, which should have taken place in Zurich from March 4-6, 2020.
The Swatch Group Prestige brands will introduce their new products to the markets at a later stage during regional events, in order to prevent their partners from travelling internationally in an insecure climate.
Your brand representatives will get in touch with you soon with further details.
Thank you for your understanding and valuab..