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Even though the recent earthquake of Mexico on Sep 19th 2017 affected severely the flow of life and business in Mexico City, the SIAR 2017 Organizing Committee and the participating brands decided to rise to the challenge and continue with the most important watch exhibition in South America. The Salon SIAR 2017 ran from October 17th until October 19th at the prestigious Hotel St. Regis in the center of Reforma Avenue in Mexico City.
During the three days of the exhibition, relevant figures of the Mexican and South American political, financial and social communities visited the stands and meeting rooms where prominent Swiss watch companies and their respective CEOs and leaders explained their products, concepts and designs in a direct manner.
Christophe Claret was at the SIAR with its new creations
As in previous SIARs, several brands introduced new products and limited editions at the venue, such as Hublot with its new Hublot Big Bang Classic Fusion Calaveras, Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Seleccion Nacional de Mexico, Manufacture Royale Androgyne Mexico and Louis Moinet Metropolis Sunrise Sonora, the sale proceeds of which will be used to help the citizens affected by the Sep 19th earthquake.
The SIAR 2017 presented awards in several categories to notable watches and brands at a Gala that was used to collect and donate funds to those affected by the earthquake. Bulgari was awarded the Watch of the Year award for the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic, Chanel scooped the Ladies Award for the Première Camélia Skeleton and Hublot took the honors in the Sport Watch category with the Techframe Ferrari 70 years Tourbillon Chronograph.
The Rising Brand award was received by Roger Dubuis Excalibur Watch Replica for its Excalibur Aventador S, while the Chronograph prize was awarded to Richard Mille’s RM 50-03 McLaren F1 Split Seconds Tourbillon Chronograph. In the Concept watch category the Zenith Defy LAB was the winner and in the High Complication the Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestial Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 received the recognition from the SIAR 2017 Jury.
Finally, in the Watchmaking Value category, Patek Philippe received the award for its 5320G Perpetual Calendar and Chopard’s Karl-Friedrich Scheufele was recognized with the Special Tiempo de Relojes Award.
The SIAR 2017 once again offered a solid platform for watch brands to present their watches and to get closer to the aspirations of the Mexican and South American markets. Communication and perception are key in these markets and the SIAR affords a great opportunity to encounter, in an intimate fashion, these two sides of the business.
The similarities between Pre Owned Roger Dubuis Watches Replica and Lamborghini are uncanny, and you truly don’t have to dig up background books or digest made-up tales for to their synergies: equally brands produce around 3,500-4,000 “bits” a calendar year, both strive to merge high-tech engineering with, ahem, flamboyant design, both focus on just two product lines for today (Aventador and Huracán, Excalibur and Velvet), and both belong to a major group (Volkswagen and Richemont) by that, somehow, they nevertheless appear to be able to do whatever the heck they want.On this notice, let me cry-out and state how extremely rare it has been to find a watch brand exploit a venture with a major car manufacturer. Hublot was pretty much the only one to actually produce and keep momentum with their Ferrari venture, finally demonstrating the watch world that it can really be achieved; and so I would very much love to watch Roger Dubuis show us how a yet-more-niche brand can take advantage of these a remarkable chance. It is not difficult to envision Lamborghini being enthused about a brand new partner too, after Blancpain has mostly and disappointingly neglected their chance with the Sant’Agata-based carmaker.The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S is the first watch devoted for this new partnership, coming in two variants, available in limited runs of 88 and 8 bits, respectively. For some reason they’re both called precisely the same — Excalibur Aventador S — even though differences in their usage of materials for both the instance and motion imply they are not just two color variants of the same thing.
Louis-Joseph Touron (Swiss Ambassador in Mexico), Carlos Alonso (CEO of the SIAR) and Carlo Lamprecht (CEO of the GPHG) proceed with the formal opening of the SIAR 2017 at the St. Regis Hotel.