Baselworld, the biggest watch and jewelry fair, postponed due to coronavirus



Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show to postpone the premium event due to the coronavirus.


 Baselworld Show postponed to January 2021.

For health safety reasons and in accordance with the precautionary principle following the bans issued last week by the federal and cantonal authorities of Switzerland, Baselworld announces that it has taken the decision to postpone the show to Thursday 28th January 2021 to Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (Press Day on Wednesday 27th January), due to concerns related to Covid-19.

By postponing the show to January 2021, Baselworld offers a temporary solution that enables the watch and jewelry industry to avoid losing a full year and at the same time reset their calendars for the beginning of the year.

Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld said: “We deeply regret having had to postpone the event as planned due to the coronavirus, in full consideration of the needs of the watch and jewellery industry to be able to benefit from the platform to develop their business. This decision has been all the more difficult in view of all the positives that have been achieved through listening and dialogue over the last few months, which resulted in new concepts and new solutions, that have attracted exhibitors to return and new ones to sign on. We registered encouraging growth in all sectors; watchmaking, jewellery, the gemstone and pearl trade, as well as in the technical branch.

Baselworld is not only the largest watch and jewellery event in the world, but is also destined to become the industry’s largest global community platform, active all year round. In the coming weeks, the organizers announced they will present a new digital service useful to the entire watchmaking, jewelry and gems community.