On May 1st, Venezuela put its clocks permanently forward by half an hour, after putting them back 30 minutes in 2007. Fortunately, worldtime watches are on-hand to keep track of the time in Caracas.
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With new president Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico has renewed faith thanks to an ambitious programme of reforms intended to establish the country as a foremost economic power. For the time being though, results – like watch sales – are playing hard to get.
The American customs administration and the FH are collaborating closely to curb unlawful use of the Swiss made label.
Like the World Cup itself, Hublot is everywhere. On its ambassadors' wrists, soccer stars or not, on the Copacabana sands, in glossy magazines, and most of all inside the stadiums, held aloft by the fourth official. Fever pitch!
Now is the time to be Brazil-bound! This year, all roads lead to the capital of samba, hot on the trail of the football World Cup and the Olympic Games soon after.
All work and no play will make anyone a dull boy, so why not offer the art of time measurement a festive evening, and elect the year's oustanding watches at the same time? Such is the thinking behind the Tiempo de Relojes awards ceremony, part of the Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR) in Mexico City. Swatch's Sistem51, Cartier and Girard-Perregaux were the evening's big winners.
An interview with Carlos Alonso, director of the Salón Internacional Alta Relojería (SIAR) fine watch fair in Mexico City.
Maradona, tango and a passion for beautiful watches. Argentina is a land of contrasts and connoisseurs of exceptional timepieces. However, increased import duties aimed at boosting national industry mean that Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's government is trying the patience of international brands.
Brazil is on a fast-track to growth, and watchmakers are impatiently looking out for the least sign of an opening in this still to be conquered market. Some even claim that with lower import duties, sales of timepieces there could outstrip those in the United States.