SHOWTIME - Best of Baselworld 2019
In this SHOWTIME edition, we come back on some key questions regarding the event's future, but also on some brands we didn't cover in our various individual video reports, such as Rolex, Zenith, L.U.C Chopard, Maurice Lacroix and even Hublot among others, but also a totally new brand called Alchemists.
Regarding the future of the event, there are indeed some very serious interrogations when it comes to its future, but though I never spent as much time outside of the main halls of the watchshow in various hotels and other parallel venues, which for me simply proved the very pertinence of the show itself! But the main obstacle is a simple one: costs that can be difficultly justified any longer and that's obviously a very serious issue.
Since we recorded this SHOWTIME and today, we have just learned that the share price of the owners of the show has seriously shrunk and has never as low since almost 20 years. This demonstrates unfortunately the small level of trust the market has in the future development of this company, but we do keep our fingers crossed and wish them well.
A massive Viva Watchmaking to all!