Bloomberg news agency cited Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag as saying that the watches were seized by special forces of the Russian Security Service (FSB) from the stores of watch manufacturer perfect Audemars Piguet replica watches in Russia.
Switzerland has abandoned its traditional neutral stance in favor of European Union (EU) sanctions, which banned luxury exports to Russia in early March. The country is home to many merchants. top watch brands in the world.
Russian authorities cited customs violations as the reason for the seizure of AAA cheap Audemars Piguet fake watches. However, Swiss Foreign Ministry officials said that this was a move to retaliate against them.
Producer high quality replica Audemars Piguet watches did not immediately respond to press questions on the matter.
On March 8, a spokesman for the manufacturer luxury Audemars Piguet copy watches told Bloomberg News that the company had stopped exporting to Russia and halted retail operations in Russia.
A spokesman for the Swiss Foreign Ministry said that the Swiss Embassy in Moscow is supporting companies in Russia and warned: “During the process of European sanctions enforcement, Russia also takes measures to respond. pay, companies will face many uncertainties in management”.
“The embassy is currently maintaining a very active exchange with Swiss companies in Russia. Therefore, the embassy cannot comment on individual cases. At the same time, to ensure the safety of employees. members of these companies,” the embassy spokesman said.
For many European consumer goods companies, a complete withdrawal from Russia is a major challenge. Companies, including Swiss packaged food giant Nestlé SA, which have thousands of employees and production facilities, are at risk of having their assets confiscated and disposed of by Russia if they leave.
For nearly 150 years, the Swiss movements Audemars Piguet replica watches Company has been one of the three largest Swiss private watch brands, along with Patek Philippe and Rolex.
In 2021, Russia is the 17th largest consumer market for Swiss Audemars Piguet super clone watches shop site, estimated to be worth $278 million according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.