Coronageddon claimed Watches and Wonders and Baselworld. Both held off on deep-sixing their events as long as they could. Shortly after they pulled the plug – and not-so-coincidentally – the Swiss government banned all large-scale public gatherings. So that’s that. And then a conglomerate of Swiss watchmakers decided to create a new event with limited-size groups: Geneva Watch Days. Here’s part of their press release . . .
You may have heard that the coronavirus catastrophe has closed China for business. The effects are being felt throughout the region, and beyond. But that general statement doesn’t indicate the seriousness of the problem for Swiss watchmakers . . .
The finalists for the Grand Prix Horologie De Genève are out. There are 14 categories with 12 watches per category. The official website has all the watches, complete with specifications and descriptions. Ain’t nobody got time for that. With the GPHG’s permission, we’re covering one category per day, highlighting three of the most interesting per category. Most likely to win? We shall see. Ladies first . . .