Chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez wears an Apple Watch.
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We have all the watches the stars and network bosses wore to last night’s ABS-CBN ball

You’d be surprised to know who sported an Apple Watch to the Filipiniana event 
Ces Oreña Drilon | Sep 15 2019

We approached the head honchos, entertainment insiders, current and former government officials and the finest actors at last night’s Filipiniana inspired ABS-CBN ball to hold up their wrists and show us their timepiece of choice, or in some cases, the cufflinks that adorned their barongs. If some wore dress watches to go with their formal attire, there were those that kept it simple and sporty.
And there were those who wore none at all.

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The man behind the ABSCBN ball, star maker and head of Star Magic, ABSCBN’s talent management arm, hams it up for the camera. He wore a slim and elegant Rolex. 

Chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez wears an Apple Watch. 

Former Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima keeps it simple and healthy with his Fitbit. 

Like father, like son—Eugenio Lopez IV with his wife Nicole Schulze-Lopez sports an Apple Watch. 

Diether Ocampo’s Jocson watch. 

Hayden Kho's Patek Philippe. 

Joshua Garcia’s Rolex. 

Louie Ocampo’s Swatch Skin. 

Richard Gutierrez’s Omega. 

Zanjoe Marudo's IWC. 

Robert Seña’s Orient Star watch; (right) Ryan Agoncillo’s Rolex paired with a braided leather bracelet. 

James Reid and Franco Laurel’s watches. 

Dr Z Teo’s Rolex Yacht Master. 

The men who went watchless—Michael de Mesa, Tim Yap and Lee O’Brian (in photo with wife Pokwang). Yap says his only accessory is his wedding ring. 

Jericho Rosales and Empoy were watchless, too. 

Ian Veneracion with ANC news anchor Karmina Constantino. Veneracion wore an IWC.

Former senator and TV news anchor Orly Mercado sports a Cartier; ABS-CBN marketing head Nandy Villar’s Shanghai Tang cufflinks.

Senator Sonny Angara with wife Tootsy. He wore an A. Lange & Söhne.

ABS-CBN President Carlo Katigbak with wife Charisse. Katigbak's cufflinks, made by Kathy and Kathy Bespoke, makers of heritage pieces, were inspired by the salakot. 

Piolo Pascual wore a black piña jacket which took four months to weave. Pineapple cufflinks and a piña cravat complete the look.