A notícia esperada, mas indesejada por todo um sector: a Fundação de Alta Relojoaria acaba de anunciar o cancelamento do evento Watches & Wonders, que deveria ter início a 25 de Abril, em Genebra.
Já antes, o Swatch Group tinha cancelado o seu evento Time to Move, marcado para o início de Março.
O comunicado da Fundação de Alta Relojoaria:
In view of the latest developments concerning the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, it is the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie’s duty, as organizer of Watches & Wonders Geneva, to anticipate the potential risks that travels and important international gatherings could entail.
Therefore, in order to protect the health and wellbeing of all our guests, press, partners and teams, the decision has been taken to cancel the upcoming edition of Watches & Wonders Geneva (formerly known as the SIHH) and its ‘In the City’ program, initially due to take place in Geneva from April 25th to 29th 2020.
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie understands the disappointment this year’s cancelation may cause, and remains at the disposal of its partners and guests for any queries they may have. The FHH is already working on the organization of 2021 edition of Watches & Wonders Geneva.