Originally published by Joe Thompson on Hodinkee.
On Friday morning, March 23, the second day of Baselworld, the CEO of a Swiss watch company stopped me in the show's main hall to deliver shocking news. He had it on good authority that there would be one more Baselworld next year, and then the show would close. His source was a taxi driver. "Taxi drivers are better than journalists," he said. "They always have the news first."