An annual show for watches, jewelry and gemstones will be held in April in Basel, Switzerland.
Organizer MCH Group is considering new platforms for the smaller brands that remain.
The “decentralized and self-managed” event includes Bulgari, Breitling, Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux.
Organizers now want to hold the show on Jan. 28 to Feb. 2 next year.
Fair organizers noted the cancellation of Watches & Wonders with “great regret.”
The cancellation adds to a fast-growing list of coronavirus-related event cancellations amid fears of its spread.
The world’s biggest watchmaker plans to show its high-end labels at regional events at a later time.
Maurice Lacroix will join the so-called “community district” featuring two to three brands in the main hall of the trade fair.
The gem show was founded last year by Thomas Faerber and Ronny Totah and runs May 9 to 12.
The watchmaker cited the later timing of next year’s fair, but did not rule out returning the following year.