UAE tops the charts for Swiss watches

The Arabs sure know how to keep time. And do they do it in a stylish way! Emerging as the top importer of Swiss watches, UAE imports more than any other country in the Middle East, according to watchmaker Baume & Mercier. Watches worth $283.39bn were brought into the country in 2005, followed by Saudi Arabia ($142m). The UAE ranked 11th in the world for imports, and Saudi 15th. Now you know the mystry of time!

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