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Top 15 Watch Events, Exhibitions, Fairs, Trade Shows

Watch Event News, Reviews & Resources (4) Top 15 Watch Events, Exhibitions, Fairs, Trade Shows

A TRADE FAIR (trade show, trade exhibition, or expo) is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services, meet with industry partners and customers, study activities of rivals, and examine recent market trends and opportunities. In contrast to consumer fairs, only some trade fairs are open to the public, while others can only be attended by company representatives (members of the trade, e.g. professionals) and members of the press, therefore trade shows are classified as either "public" or "trade only". A few fairs are hybrids of the two; one example is the Frankfurt Book Fair, which is trade only for its first three days and open to the general public on its final two days. They are held on a continuing basis in virtually all markets and normally attract companies from around the globe. For example, in the U.S., there are currently over 10,000 trade shows held every year, and several online directories have been established to help organizers, attendees, and marketers identify appropriate events.

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  • 9 Best Watches From The 2020 Watches & Wonders Digital Fair - "With the world economy reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and public events shut down throughout the world, Watches & Wonders Geneva 2020 (formerly SIHH), was moved to a digital platform. Overall, the concept was well received from those in the industry."
  • How The Luxury Watch World Is Surviving Covid-19: Geneva Watch Days - "The world’s first watch exhibition of 2020 takes place this week in Geneva."
  • LVMH Group Abandons Baselworld, Leaving The Show Devoid Of Anchor Watch Brands - "The Baselworld Watch and Jewelry fair is indeed having an annus horribilis, one that is likely to lead to its final demise. The LVMH Group has announced all four of its watch brands, Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith, will leave Baselworld. The news is not surprising, following an announcement on Tuesday that Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chopard, Tudor and Chanel will ditch the show in favor of creating a new event in Geneva in April 2021."
  • Watches & Wonders Shanghai 2020 - "From September 9th to 13th, Watches & Wonders brings eleven prestigious watch brands to the West Bund Art Center in Shanghai, where visitors will be able to view the new collections for 2020 and immerse themselves in fine watchmaking through workshops, talks, panels and live streams."
  • Top 15 Watch Events, Exhibitions, Fairs, Trade Shows
  • BASELWORLD - "The World Watch and Jewellery Show." The most important trade show of the international watch and jewellery industry, organized each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland. Venue: Congress Center Basel, Messeplatz 21, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland. Baselworld postponed to January 2021. For health safety reasons and in accordance with the precautionary principle following the bans issued today by the federal and cantonal authorities, Baselworld announces that it has taken the decision to postpone the show to Thursday 28th January 2021 to Tuesday 2nd February 2021 (Press Day on Wednesday 27th January), due to concerns related to Covid-19.
  • Euro Watch Fair: Uhren BÖrse MÜnchen - since 1989. Over 30 years, more than 200 Exhibitors and in the excess of 100 brands, it is by far the best place to source and sell vintage and second-hand clocks and watches. Due to the recent developements we can not give you any information about when the next show will take place.
  • Geneva Watch Days - "Geneva Watch Days is a decentralized and self-managed multibrand watch event during which you will discover brands' novelties in their individual showrooms." A fresh new watchmaking event in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland. Several major swiss luxury watch brands, including Breitling, Bvlgari, De Bethune, Gerald Genta, Girard-Perregaux, H. Moser & Cie, MB&F, Ulysse Nardin and Urwerk have united to create the independent Geneva Watch Days late August 2020, with the full support of the city and the state of Geneva. Quai du Montblanc 10, 1201. August 26th - 29th.
  • 20th Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de GenÈve | Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix | GPHG - created in 2001. Held annually at Geneva’s Grand Théâtre. The main objective of the Foundation of the GPHG is to contribute, thanks to its label, to promoting Swiss watchmaking and its values around the world. November 12, 2020.
  • Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair - since 1982. Timepiece trade show held annually in Hong Kong. It is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd., and The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades and Industries Ltd. The fair showcases both Hong Kong and international labels. September 1-5, 2020.
  • Inhorgenta Munich - since 1973. "International Trade Fair for Jewelry, Watches, Design, Gemstones and Technology." February 19-22, 2021.
  • Masterpiece Online London Jewellery & Watches - since 2010. "Masterpiece's exhibitors span all eras and disciplines and include many of the world's most distinguished art dealerships. Scrupulous vetting and thoughtful juxtaposition allow one to encounter beautiful works of art, have one's eyes opened to the unfamiliar, and buy with confidence."
  • 45th Mideast Watch & Jewellery Show - since 1993. Bi-annual exhibition. The success story of the MidEast Watch & Jewellery Show is unparalleled in the history of the regional jewellery industry. From the first event back in 1993 to the 44th edition, the show has grown to be an indispensable part of the jewellery industry and the flagship event of Expo Centre Sharjah, UAE. In light of the recent global developments around the COVID-19 virus and for health & safety reasons, in accordance with the precautionary measures taken by the UAE Government, the management of Expo Centre Sharjah has decided to combine the 48th and 49th editions of the Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show. Both editions will now be held together from 29-September to 3-October 2020.
  • New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show - "The New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is our most intimate event serving the antique and estate jewelry and watch industry. With more than 100 of the most elite dealers, this show provides attendees access to premium examples of historical and unique merchandise showcased in a relaxed setting for customers and exhibitors to enjoy the shopping experience." 2020 Cancellation Announcement: Given the current state of uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, as well as on-going concerns surrounding travel and utilizing public transportation in the coming months, we recognize that late July is simply too soon to collectively gather in large groups and therefore, we have decided to cancel our Summer event, scheduled to take place July 24-26, 2020.
  • New York City Jewelry & Watch Show - "The New York City Jewelry & Watch Show will take place in downtown Manhattan at the Metropolitan Pavilion this October 23-26, 2020. Over 100 distinguished dealers will showcase lavish array of antique and estate jewelry, vintage pieces, modern collections and fabulous watches."
  • 8th Only Watch Charity Auction - since 2001."Only Watch is a caritative biennial auction founded by Luc Pettavino that aims at raising funds to finance research to develop effective treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a neuromuscular genetic disease affecting nearly 1 boy 3,000 at birth." More than 70 million euros raised in 8 editions. 99% of proceeds go directly to research projects thanks to generous participants and partners. November 9, 2019.
  • Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie | SIHH - since 1991. "New dates, new name, new format, new audiences... For its 30th edition, SIHH becomes Watches & Wonders Geneva. This must-attend event for professionals and the public confirms Geneva as the epicentre of watchmaking excellence. Since 1991, Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie has evolved in keeping with market trends. On the eve of its 30th edition, it embarks on the biggest change in its history. Watches & Wonders Geneva is an event in two parts. The exclusive Salon is the place for professionals, media and special guests of the exhibiting maisons. New for the public, 'In the City' transforms the centre of Geneva into a week-long discovery of the many facets of watchmaking excellence." April 25-29, 2020.
  • Salon QP - "Europe's premier luxury watch show for consumers, collectors & watch fans." SalonQP returns to London’s Saatchi Gallery celebrating its 10th edition as Europe’s finest watch and luxury lifestyle experience. The only event of its kind in the United Kingdom, SalonQP brings the finest watches and makers to collectors, enthusiasts, buyers and the media in a perfect environment. November 22-24, 2018.
  • The London watch show 2020 - "The capital's largest ever Watch Event." Show postponed due to COVID-19.
  • 18th TOP MARQUES Watches & Jewels - The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco. Vintage and limited editions. June 10-13, 2021.
  • Watches & Wonders - (formerly SIHH). "Talking watches, 365 days a year. Watches & Wonders is a global concept that celebrates fine watchmaking worldwide, with Geneva as its first destination." In what is an unprecedented context, and in support of the whole watch industry, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie has fast-tracked the digital launch of its Watches & Wonders ecosystem. This innovative platform, which goes live on April 25, 2020, gives the entire community of industry professionals, journalists, retailers, clients, collectors and everyone with an interest in watches a unique opportunity to discover the latest releases and trends for 2020 from our prestigious Maisons. Product launches, brand announcements, expert analyses, interviews with industry insiders, brand immersions and more... no matter where, no matter when, be sure to connect and stay up-to-date with all our latest news, online!
  • World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery | WPHH - by Franck Muller Group. January 20, 2017.
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