Things are beginning to move, and some parts are well underway. The straps and package have begun production and are on schedule. I even have a sneak peek of the custom buckles for our A.F.02100.
It’s not all good news. Things in Switzerland are still moving slowly at the moment due to restrictions from the Government. Many of our manufacturing partners are either temporarily closed or are operating with a skeleton staff. We managed to placed our order for movements with Sellita before they closed and we should be one of their first orders when they reopen. I’m keeping in regular contact with our Swiss suppliers and monitoring the situation.
We allocated two full months of contingency in our initial roadmap, so there is still the possibility of watches shipping in November. However, we had not anticipated this scale of distribution, and there is a real possibility shipment may slip into December if Switzerland continues to stay locked down into mind May.
I’ll keep you all updated on the situation as it changes.
Stay safe everyone.