One of the big bosses wore this Patek Philippe. Photograph by Ces Drilon
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The watches the men wore at last night’s ABS-CBN Ball

We approached the big bosses and some of the finest actors at last night’s black tie event to pull up their sleeves and show us their timepiece of choice.
ANCX Staff | Sep 30 2018

“A gentleman's choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit,” said Ian Fleming, the creator of one of the great style icons of the 20th century, James Bond. If Mr. Fleming is to be believed, the gentlemen we approached last night represent quite a varied lot: those who know what exactly fits in what occasion, those who value function over form, and those who live in the moment and don’t care what time it is at all. At the first ABS-CBN Ball, we asked the distinguished guys in the room what watch they are wearing, and they gamely gave us a little peek to who they are.

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Eddie Garcia and the MTM Special Ops watch he ordered from the US.

Eddie Gutierrez and his studded Bulgari 

Atty. Jose Sison sported a Philip Stein 

Lauren Dyogi and his IWC Mark XVI

(Left) An ABSCBN exec’s Patek Philippe (Right) Another top network exec wore this Rolex handed down to him by a grandfather 

Richard Yap and his IWC

H&M’s Gino Cruz and his Rolex Oyster Perpetual

(Left) Mark Yambot and his IWC. (Right) Just like Johnny Manahan, Martin Nievera came watch-free

Albert Martinez and his Franck Muller

Ian Veneracion and his Omega De Ville Co-Axial Chronometer

PR man Keren Pascual and his Panerai

(Left) Viva Entertainment’s Lawrence Tan and his Cartier. (Right) A Panerai Luminor Marina on the wrist of another top executive

Former Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and his Fitbit

(Left) Mark Nicdao with his Rolex Daytona. (Right) Nandy Villar’s 1920s Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso


Photographs by Ces Drilon