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La Peregrina pearl
SSEF Launches Service Identifying Pearl Species
The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) has introduced a service that determines a pearl’s species using DNA fingerprinting.The Basel-based laboratory has substantially expanded its database and capabilities, enabling it to identify each of the eight oyster...
Technology Jun 03, 2020 Rapaport News
Baselworld
Baselworld to Drop Name, Change Venue
Baselworld’s organizers are planning to change the event’s name, restructure its format and choose a new location following its falling-out with exhibitors and the cancellation of its January 2021 show.“The date of January 2021...
Watches May 19, 2020 Rapaport News
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Baselworld 2021 Show Canceled
The organizer of Baselworld has called off the next edition of the show, scheduled for January to February 2021, following a revolt over timing and refunds.MCH Group said it had reached an agreement with exhibitors and...
Watches May 07, 2020 Rapaport News
Watches and Wonders 2019.
Geneva Watch Fair Canceled; Baselworld Still On
The organizers of the Watches & Wonders Geneva show have canceled the April event due to the coronavirus. Baselworld is still set to take place, as it stands.Switzerland’s Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie said it was its “duty” to anticipate...
Watches Feb 27, 2020 Rapaport News
Gucci Baselworld 2019
Gucci Pulls Out of Baselworld
Gucci has become the latest major brand to skip this year’s Baselworld show, citing the new timing of the event as its reason for staying away, according to the fair’s organizers.The dates of the 2020...
Retail Feb 04, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Basel
Basel to Drop Prices by up to 30%
Baselworld will reduce booth prices by 10% to 30% at next year’sshow and move diamond dealers to a more attractive location, organizers have confirmed. Management will reopen Hall 2, which was empty at the 2019show, and place...
Polished Markets Mar 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Baselworld 2019 Hall 1
Jury Still Out on Baselworld
Gem and jewelry exhibitors gave mixed responses tochanges at the struggling Baselworld show, with many stillundecided as to whether they would return to the trade fair.Visitor traffic was relatively light throughout thesix-day event, which...
Polished Markets Mar 26, 2019 Anthony DeMarco
Baselworld
Trade Braces for Smaller, Cheaper Baselworld
Baselworld has reduced prices for diamond exhibitors by 10%to 15%, after rising costs had prompted companies to abandon the annual show. The move ensures its prices match those of the competing GemGenèvefair, a Baselworld...
Polished Markets Mar 20, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Baselworld
Baselworld Looks to Reduce Prices
Baselworldis proposing to lower prices for exhibitors and visitors in an attempt toreinvigorate the annual watch and jewelry show. “Expensescrossed the pain threshold for many people in past years,” Baselworld CEOMichel Loris-Melikoff said in a statement...
Watches Sep 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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CEO of Baselworld Owner MCH Resigns
René Kamm has stepped down as CEO of MCH Group, the parentcompany of Baselworld, less than a week after Swatch Group said it would nolonger be attending the annual watch and jewelry show. Kamm (pictured) reached...
Polished Markets Aug 05, 2018 Rapaport News
Swatch
Swatch Group Calls Time on Baselworld
Swatch Group has quit Baselworld, arguing the watch andjewelry show is no longer relevant and its organizers are not interested inchanging it for the better.The Swiss group, whose 18 brands include Omega, Tissot andHarry...
Watches Jul 30, 2018 Rapaport News
GemGeneve
GemGenève Show Wins Industry Hearts and Minds
Within 48hours of its Thursday opening, exhibitors were already hailing the GemGenève tradefair as a success.Words like “jolly,” “friendly” and “good vibe” peppered descriptions of the Geneva-based show, which welcomed 147 exhibitors spanning the...
Polished Markets May 13, 2018 Sonia Esther Soltani
Patek Philippe Baselworld
There’s Life in Baselworld Yet
Baselworld 2018, which ended Tuesday, saw a year-on-yeardecline from 1,300 exhibitors to approximately 650, and was shortened fromeight days to six. Considering that the world’s largest watch and jewelry fairhosted 1,500 participants in 2016,...
Watches Mar 28, 2018 Anthony DeMarco
Baselworld
Baselworld Slashes Exhibitor Numbers in Half
About half as many exhibitors will attend the shorter 2018 Baselworldwatch-and-jewelry fair compared to this year, after organizers scaled back the annualshow in response to difficult market conditions.The upcoming March edition will feature only...
Watches Nov 15, 2017 Rapaport News
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Baselworld to Be Two Days Shorter
Organizers of the Baselworld exhibition have reduced the 2018 edition of the watch and jewelry fair by two days after fewer buyers and exhibitors attended this year's show. A total of 106,000 buyers took part...
Watches Apr 02, 2017 Rapaport News
BaselWorld
Baselworld Exhibitors, Buyers Traffic -3% for Second Year Running
Baselworld 2016, a global watch and jewelry exhibition, endedMarch 24, with the number of exhibitors, buyers and visitors falling 3 percentover the previous show for the secondyear running. More than 145,000 people attended...
Polished Markets Mar 27, 2016 Rapaport News
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Baselworld 2016 Kicks Off Expecting 150K Visitors
The annual Baselworld watch and jewelry show opened March17, with around 150,000 professionals expected to visit the exhibition frommore than 100 countries over the course of the week-long event.Thefair will host 1,500...
Watches Mar 20, 2016 Rapaport News
BaselWorld
Baselworld's Buyer Attendance Declines 3%
Organizers of Baselworld stated that the number of buyers at the show declined 3 percent compared with 2014. Still, overall attendance was at 150,000, with participants arriving from more than 100 countries. During the eight-day-long...
Marketing Mar 26, 2015 Jeff Miller
bucherer
Press Release: Carl F. Bucherer Launches Limited Edition Tourbillon
Press Release: The Swiss watch manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer launches its own Tourbillon with an exclusive limited edition of 188 pieces – the Manero Tourbillon limited edition 2015. With a new satin-brushed dial in a velvety brown...
Watches Mar 24, 2015 Carl Bucherer
tag
TAG Heuer Partners With Google and Intel for Smartwatch
TAG Heuer, Google and Intel formed a partnership to launch a Swiss smartwatch that is powered by Intel® technology and Android Wear. The collaboration was made official at Baselworld in the TAG Heuer booth. Jean-Claude Biver, the...
Watches Mar 19, 2015 Jeff Miller
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