Business News Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, And Hublot Announce Temporary Production Halt
The rundown of Swiss watch industrial facilities that will be briefly closing down in the midst of the Covid pandemic develops longer.
Following Rolex’s conclusion of its assembling offices in Geneva, Bienne, and Crissier yesterday, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Hublot are generally following after accordingly, with more brand terminations likely.
Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern
As announced in WWD , Patek Philippe has closed its administrative center and creation locales successful today through March 27. Hublot is shutting its site in Nyon until further notice.
Audemars Piguet, which made its declaration by means of Twitter, said that it would close creation locales, a few workplaces, and shops: “In this time of vulnerability, individuals’ security stays at the core of our needs. This is the reason we have chosen to close our Swiss creation locales just as a portion of our workplaces and shops in different nations until the finish of March.”
The terminations come in the wake of the Swiss government proclaiming an “excellent circumstance” in the country on Monday because of the fast spread of Covid. Switzerland has recorded 3,028 instances of Covid and 21 affirmed passings. The public authority’s presentation requires all shops, cafés, bars, diversion, and relaxation offices in the nation to stay shut until April 19.
We’ll be sure to update you as often as possible should we learn of any extra turns of events or production line closures.