Anyone waiting on a Rolex will have to wait just that little longer courtesy of the widespread effects of coronavirus as it has been confirmed the Rolex factory in Geneva has temporarily shut down.
In response to Swiss Governmental coronavirus policies issued, large luxury manufacturers including Rolex have announced a temporary halt in production until the end of the month to ensure the safety of all their staff.s
Letter From Mr Jean-Frederique Dufour, CEO, Rolex
As I have previously said, we are facing a very serious situation. With the objective is to protect you, your families and those close to you, but also to limit risks of propagation and the spread of Coronavirus, we have decided to close our sites of production in Geneva, Bienne and Cressier from Monday 17th of March until Friday 27th of March. This date is subject to change based on the evolution epidemic. Certain services will stay open to answer imperative operational questions.
We will send more details on the subject in the meantime and from here we ask you to respect the letter, and the measures of confinement specified by the authorities in Switzerland and in France. I am certain this bad passage of time will pass and we will keep our composure and contribute to stabilising the situation and work in the best possible way.
Thank you for accepting the instructions of your managers to ensure this closure in good conditions. I hope it all ends, good luck for all the days to come and take good care of yourself.