More Swiss watch manufactures are closing their doors amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. After Rolex, Hublot, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Bvlgari have decided to close temporarily their manufactures and offices to preserve the safety of their employees, families and customers.
“By way of precaution, and to protect our personnel, we have decided to go beyond our government’s current recommendations, and close our manufacture’s production site for the time being. This is a temporary measure that will be applied until further notice,” explained Hublot in a statement.
“In this period of uncertainty, people’s safety remains at the heart of our priorities. This is why we have decided to close our Swiss production sites as well as some of our offices and boutiques in various countries until the end of March,” shared Audemars Piguet via their Twitter account.
The closures were decided after the Swiss Federal Government declared an “exceptional situation” due to the rapid spread of the virus in the country.