Breaking News ! 由於新冠肺炎疫情近日在歐美日趨嚴重，Rolex 勞力士總裁今日宣布因受到疫情影響，瑞士Geneva, Bienee, Crissier 三間工廠自3月17日17:00起關閉10天。總裁Jean-Frederic Dufour致客戶及員工的信件全文如下:
Sirs and Madams,
As I already said last week, we are facing a very serious situation. In order to protect you, your families, and your loved ones, but also to limit the risks of spreading the Coronavirus as much as possible, we have decided to close our production sites in Geneva, Bienne, and Crissier from March 17 at 5:00 PM through Friday, March 27, 2020. That date may of course be pushed back according to the evolution of the epidemic.
Certain services will have to remain open for imperative operational functions. Your managers will give you more details on this subject.
From now on, we ask you to respect the measures of confinement issued by our authorities in Switzerland and in France to the letter.
I am certain that this is just a difficult period and if together, we all adopt good behavior, that we will contribute to and participate in the stabilization of the situation, and that will allow us to get back to work in total safety as soon as possible.
Thank you for respecting the instructions of your managers in order to carry out this closing under good conditions.
Best of luck for the days to come, take care of yourselves!
Geneva, 16 March 2020