Hublot announced it is closing its production facility in Nyon, Switzerland from today.
Unlike Rolex, which told staff yesterday that it will close for 10 days, Hublot has not said when it will reopen.
A statement from the company says that the country is going through a “period of crisis unprecedented in recent history” with the expansion of COVID-19.
The Federal Council of the Government of Switzerland yesterday announced stringent measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and in particular strict restrictions on movement applicable from today.
“This has led us to adapt our latest instructions to this new situation, with the same ongoing objective: protecting our employees and their families,” Hublot says.
“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,” it adds.
Hublot says it hopes this decision will help comply with the need to reduce travel, as communicated by the public authorities, in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect all of our citizens.
“We are confident in our ability to overcome this crisis, together,” the statement concludes.