PARIS — Eager to renew a standard schedule of bodily occasions, Watches and Wonders Geneva has set dates for its annual present subsequent spring on the Palexpo exhibition corridor, from March 30 to April 5.
“Seven days to celebrate, discuss, discover and bring together the main players in world watchmaking at Palexpo,” organizers of the present, mentioned in an announcement Thursday.
Watches and Wonders Geneva, which passed off nearly this 12 months and in 2020, emerged from the turmoil of the pandemic as the worldwide, high-end watch business’s important, annual occasion.
Originally dominated by manufacturers belonging to Compagnie Financière Richemont, like Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin, the commerce present, which is organized by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, this 12 months drew high-profile labels that used to participate in Baselworld. These included Rolex, Chanel, Patek Philippe, Chopard and Tudor, in addition to manufacturers of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton: Bulgari, Tag Heuer, Hublot, Zenith and Louis Vuitton.
Participants of the upcoming spring occasion will probably be made public at a later date.
Meanwhile, a handful of luxurious manufacturers together with Bulgari, Breitling and Girard-Perregaux are planning to satisfy for the Geneva Watch days on the finish of August to current new timepieces to shoppers, the press and the general public in small occasions across the metropolis.
Business for the Swiss watch business has been creeping again to pre-pandemic ranges. Exports of timepieces from Switzerland rose 2 p.c in April in comparison with the extent of April 2019, in response to the newest statistics from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.