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A Record-Breaking Weekend At The Geneva Watch Auctions

This weekend in Geneva, the traditional watch auctions took place. Things were different than before, as many Covid-19 precautions were still in place. Also, a lot of collectors and dealers could not travel to the auctions themselves due to various travel restrictions. This also meant that they could not examine the watches themselves before the sale, although various digital initiatives tried to give them as much information as possible. That made it that the auctions could definitely be seen as a test on how the outbreak of Covid-19 would impact the vintage watch market. READ MORE
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Preview of Geneva, June 2020 Auctions: Phillips And Antiquorum

HomeEvents & AuctionsPreview of Geneva, June 2020 Auctions: Phillips And Antiquorum Events & AuctionsPreview of Geneva, June 2020 Auctions: Phillips And Antiquorum Two major auctions take place in the world's watchmaking hub by Sacha Davidoff June 25, 2020 MIN READPreview of Geneva, June 2020 Auctions: Phillips And AntiquorumA little over a month later than usual mid-May, the Geneva watch auctions are back on. At last, some sort of normalcy has returned. Two auction houses will host watch auctions in Geneva before the end of June. Antiquorum and Phillips return to action. Meanwhile, Sotheby’s has opted for bi-weekly online auctions since March instead and Christie’s pushed back its sale for a second time to the end of July.
Since March, when many countries began confinements, we’ve seen surprisingly strong results for online watch auctions. And while live auctions are returning, their format will be much changed. Travel restrictions remain in place. As such, t will be interesting ..

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Will Swatch Group Brands Move To Geneva In 2021?

HomeWatch TalkWill Swatch Group Brands Move To Geneva In 2021? Watch TalkWill Swatch Group Brands Move To Geneva In 2021? The Baselworld aftermath in full swing by Robert-Jan Broer April 21, 2020 MIN READWill Swatch Group Brands Move To Geneva In 2021?When Swatch Group decided to pull out of Baselworld 2018, I expected that it would be the beginning of the end. “When Rolex pulls out as well, it is done,” I said numerous times.
And last week, not only Rolex (and Tudor) and Patek Philippe pulled out, but also LvmH made the decision to leave Baselworld. Also not totally unexpected, as Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of the Bvlgari Group told me in January that the reason for being in both Dubai and Baselworld, was a “contractual thing”. That all LvmH watch brands would be pulling out, was a bit of a surprise though. Oh, let’s not forget that Breitling also made an early move out of Baselworld.
Things will be very different from now on, and the annual pilgrimage to Basel — which I thoroughly en..

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BREAKING NEWS: Geneva Watch Days 2020 Postponed To August 26 – 29 Amid Further Closures And Cancellations

Geneva Watch Days 2020, first announced earlier this month as a brand-led replacement for the cancelled Watches & Wonders 2020 show in Geneva planned for late April 2020, has been rescheduled to August 26 through August 29, 2020 due to the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic. The event, planned as a decentralized alternative to the traditional trade show model of Baselworld and Watches & Wonders, is scheduled to occur across multiple venues across the city of Geneva. Several brands have already committed to the new dates, including Bulgari, Breitling, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, Gerald Genta, Urwerk, H. Moser & Cie, De Bethune and MB&F, with organizers expecting another 15 to 20 brands to join the lineup.
This new announcement comes amid a series of manufacturing shutdowns across the industry, as major brand groups including Rolex, TAG Heuer, Hublot, and more have temporarily halted production to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Some brands have remained hopeful about the..

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Geneva Watch & Car Shows Canceled Due To Coronavirus—Haute Time Launches U.S. Luxury Roadshows

In light of the Geneva watch & car shows being canceled due to the Coronavirus spreading in Europe, Haute Time announces launches of U.S. luxury roadshows. READ MORE
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BREAKING NEWS: Watches & Wonders Geneva 2020 (Formerly SIHH) Is Canceled Until 2021

The organizers of Watches & Wonders Geneva (the luxury wrist watch and jewelry trade show formerly known as SIHH) have just announced that Watches & Wonders Geneva 2020 is to be canceled. This news arrived with the assurance that Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021 is on track and currently being organized.
Watches & Wonders Geneva is a trade show organized by the FHH (Fondation de al Haute Horlogerie) and created for the benefit of FHH member brands (mostly firms within the Richemont Group). The FHH made the difficult decision to cancel Watches & Wonders due to a series of international complexities which have made it very challenging for luxury watch brands (as well as their trade show guests) to productively conduct business in 2020. The official reason for the cancellation of Watches & Wonders Geneva 2020 are concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus. The virus has been found in Europe and has already been responsible for the cancellation of a few high-profile trade shows.
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Phillips Geneva Watch Auction XI: Get Ready For Owning A Bit Of Biver

Jean-Claude Biver gave us very recently an insight into his private collection of watches. A unique experience, as the man who resurrected Blancpain and turned Hublot into a watchmaking powerhouse, is known for his exquisite taste. Now serving as non-executive President of the LVMH Group Watch Division, he is as retired as he will ever be and able to dedicating part of his time to sharing his passion for watchmaking as a whole. In collaboration with auctioneer Phillips, he is now selling four pieces from his private collection, allowing you to own a bit of Biver. READ MORE
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Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show 2020, Check Out These Watch And Car Collabs

The Geneva International Motor Show is gearing up for its 90th edition, slated to take place in early March. As one of Europe’s premier motor shows, GIMS is where some of the leading automakers unveil their most important cars for the year. While various car manufacturers are bowing out of this year’s edition due to COVID-19 concerns, many are forging ahead as planned. As we wait for the show to kick-off, let’s have a look at a few watch and car collabs and the models they’ve produced. READ MORE
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