The fire broke out this morning at 8:45 AM. It destroyed the entire workshop and everything inside of it. This means that there will be a shortage of ETA movements for quite some time. Due to the quick work of ETA's internal fire department the fire was contained and put out by 9:30, 45 minutes later. Despite the extrensive damage to the factory, no one was hurt. The full press release can be found here: http://e1.marco.ch/publish/swatchgroup/8_1075/ETAIncendieE131229.pdf. No estimates of total damage have been released yet, but it is sure to be a high number.
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