Radio Bonus Episode: Is Baselworld Dead?
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We’re back! Indeed, I realize we just delivered a scene of HODINKEE Radio yesterday (and a damn fine one, on the off chance that I may say so myself), however some lovely significant watch news broke earlier today: Rolex, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Chanel, and Chopard are leaving Baselworld to begin another watch reasonable with the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH ). It will make a big appearance in April 2021 close by Watches & Wonders Geneva and may even incorporate extra brands yet to be named. Like I said, large news.
The Rolex corner was consistently a get-together point at Baselworld.
The question that quickly comes to mind “Is this it for Baselworld?” And that is a reasonable enough thing to inquire. Nonetheless, there’s significantly more going on here than simply the effect that this has on the once-strong show. This is an unusual appearing of fortitude and association from brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe that will in general favor remaining all alone; this has a more extensive effect on the town of Basel and its economy; the contribution of the FHH here signs a feeling of participation and strength for the watch business as a whole.
Patek Philippe president Thierry Stern in front of an audience at Baselworld simply a year prior, discussing the fate of the reasonable (with Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele to his left).
This is a story that is clearly as yet creating, and this is likely the start, not the end. In that soul, I jumped on a video call with Jack, James, and Ben to put our first responses to this news on advanced tape. You’ll get our fair contemplations on the actually breaking news, some hot takes on where we think things are going, and our emotions on how this affects every single one of us by and by. Try not to stress, we’ll have tons more investigating this as the circumstance keeps on growing, yet this ought to get you started.
We trust you appreciate this reward scene of HODINKEE Radio. Look at the show notes underneath, and let us understand your opinion on this insane news in the comments.
Rolex, Tudor, Patek Philippe, Chanel, And Chopard Leave Baselworld
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