Bulgari is pulling out of Baselworld 2020 because of coronavirus
The Chinese Grand Prix was officially cancelled this week along with the Mobile World Congress, and now, it seems that Bulgari have decided to pull out of Baselworld as well.
The luxury watch conference held in Switzerland every year and sees thousands of people from all over the world come together to talk all things horology.
However, this year, Bulgari will be absent from the show as executives cited a combination of international travel restrictions and a successful showing at LVMH Watch Week last month, according to Hodinkee.
Baselworld director Michel Loris-Melikoff addressed Bulgari’s decision in a press release:
“With regard to the coronavirus, we are monitoring the evolution of the situation closely with the authorities. To date, in Europe, all conferences and shows scheduled to be held around the same time frame as Baselworld 2020 are going ahead as planned, with no cancellations currently on record.”
However so far no other cancellations have officially gone on record.
“The Watchmaking Division remains committed to Baselworld in 2020,” said TAG Heuer CEO Stéphane Bianchi said in a statement shortly after Bulgari’s announcement.
“We believe in the importance of a major event for the Swiss watch industry and look forward to a successful fair, both in terms of image and sales, for our three Maisons.”