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Swatch, Stars and Swag at Salon de Ning
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Last March 15, the Peninsula Manila’s Salon de Ning was transformed into Swatchville, as each room was decorated to complement the latest Swatch collections.
Dressed just like French fine artist Fafi, Alodia Gosiengfiao held court in a room illuminated with blacklights and fluorescent doodles.

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Alodia Gosienfiao dressed as Fafi

Another room highlighted the Dragon Swatch, in commemoration of Chinese New Year

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This is where guests, including Anne Curtis, had their fortunes told

Anne Curtis gets her fortune told

A third room was decked in black and white, just like the new Lorenzo Petrantoni Swatches

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A fourth room in gold was inspired by the Swatch Chrono Golden Block Collection.

Rowell Santiago, Derek Ramsay, Anne Curtis, James Locsin, Matteo Guidicelli
L-R: Rowell Santiago, Derek Ramsay, Anne Curtis, Swatch Brand Manager James Locsin, and Matteo Guidicelli

Matteo Guidicelli gave away dragon plush toys and Year of the Dragon Swatches to best-dressed guests, such as Henny Zobel.

Matteo Guidicelli awards best-dressed Henny Zobel

Myx Awards’ Best New Artist, Zia Quizon opened with an apt song—Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time, accompanied by Robby Mananquil on guitar.

Wearing Petrantoni Swatches, Christian Bautista sang a duet with girlfriend Carla Dunareanu.

Singing couple Carla Dunreanu and Christian Bautista duet while wearing Swatch x Petrantoni watches

Chris Tiu wore the 1st prize entry of the 7th Annual Chinese New Year Art Competition of the Philippine Star and Swatch.

Chris Tiu

Guest enjoyed champagne, wine, and halo-halo lambanog with salmon burgers topped with little Philippine Star flags, beef burgers with XO sauce from the Peninsula Hong Kong, crab caviar beggars’ purses, Aussie blue cheese and truffle honey on walnut toast with Peninsula Hong Kong’s Spring Moon walnuts, Peking duck salad on crispy wontons, foie gras pot stickers, gold-dusted beef samosas, Shanghai noodles, and baked Alaska.

Virgie Ramos and Teddy Boy Locsin
Swatch Philippines President Virgie Ramos with Teddy Boy Locsin

Milette, Miguel and Regina Belmonte
Milette, Miguel and Regina Belmonte of Philippine STAR

Don Jaime and Doña Bea Zobel with granddaughters Cristina, Henny, Natasha and Beatriz
Don Jaime and Doña Bea Zobel with granddaughters Cristina, Henny, Natasha, Sylvia and Beatriz

Natasha, Cristina and Sylvia Zobel
Natasha, Cristina and Sylvia Zobel try on the bright colors of the Swatch New Gent lacquered collection


A toast from Swatch Philippines President Virgie Ramos (center) with Christian Bautista, Carla Dunareanu, Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay, Chris Tiu, Zia Quizon, Alodia Gosiengfiao and Matteo Guidicelli

The night evening ended with music by Jay-R and DJ Callum, Swatch x STAR loot bags, and puffy souvenir throw pillows printed with the Swatch faces—guess who took them home?

All my throw pillows

Thank you, Tita Virgie!

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The new FAFI Swatch
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FAFi fans can look forward to a new collector’s item as Swatch announces its collaboration with the internationally acclaimed artist.
Fafi, who hails from Paris, France, became known in the mid ’90s for her graffiti art depicting sassy and humorous depictions of subverted feminine stereotypes.
She has made her mark in Japan, Europe, USA and Hong Kong and collaborated with numerous mega-brands, cutting-edge fashion boutiques, sports labels, makeup lines.

Fafi

A new-found depth was brought to Fafi’s creative output after she became a mother, in 2007, though her mischievous visual spirit remains as potent as ever in her latest works.
Fafi recalls her earliest Swatch moment: “Like a lot of kids, my first ever watch was a Swatch. I can still remember the pleasure of wearing it and how highly fashionable I felt!”
The special edition Fafi x Swatch will be available beginning March 7, 2012 at Php 3,000.
Fafi x Swatch

Find them at SWATCH stores at SM Megamall • Glorietta 4 • Greenbelt 5 • Trinoma
SWATCH Kiosks at SM Mall of Asia • SM City North EDSA • SM City Davao • Glorietta 3 • Trinoma • Rockwell Power Plant Mall • Greenhills V-Mall • Shangri-La Plaza • Robinsons Place, Ermita • Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall •, Festival Mall • Ayala Center, Cebu • Abreeza Mall, Davao
HOLE IN THE WALL stores at Alabang Town Center and Ayala Marquee Mall, Angeles, Pampanga

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Lorenzo Petrantoni x Swatch
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I think it’s amazing how Swatch has been coming out with so many cool collections one after the other, and just when you thought you’d seen the cutest Swatch, out comes another.
The latest collaboration between Swatch and Italian artist Lorenzo Petrantoni is something you can’t ignore if you’re a Swatch collector or graphic art fan.
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Known for his black and white palette and complex array of illustrative patterns and motifs, Petrantoni achieves his style by cutting pictures from old books and reassembling them into a kind of contemporary patchwork.

Lorenzo Petrantoni

Born in Genoa, in 1970, Lorenzo Petrantoni studied graphic design in Milan before embarking on a successful career as an art director in France. He later moved back to Italy where he now lives and works.
He has created numerous ad campaigns for Nike, Urban Outfitters, Burton Snowboards, among others.
His illustrations have been published in Time, Time Out New York, The New York Times, Business Week, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Harvard Business Review, Chicago Magazine, Columbia Business School, Wired, GQ, Billboard Magazine, Sunday Magazine, Cigar Aficionado Magazine, La Repubblica, Sole 24 Ore, El Pais, The Globe, and more.
Petrantoni x Swatch

Five new Swatches by Petrantoni are the latest additions to Swatch’s Graphic Designers Collection, which has featured in the past: Keith Haring, Kiki Picasso, Alfred Hofkunst, Mimmo Rotella, Alesandro Mendini, Ivan Navarro and Jean-Michel Othoniel.

Petrantoni x Swatch

The new Petrantoni Swatches come in New Gent models and are titled Lucky Draw, Words, Reflecting Time, Hypnotic Eyes, and Time Trial.
Available beginning March 7, 2012 at Php 3,500.

Find them at SWATCH stores at SM Megamall • Glorietta 4 • Greenbelt 5 • Trinoma
SWATCH Kiosks at SM Mall of Asia • SM City North EDSA • SM City Davao • Glorietta 3 • Trinoma • Rockwell Power Plant Mall • Greenhills V-Mall • Shangri-La Plaza • Robinsons Place, Ermita • Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall •, Festival Mall • Ayala Center, Cebu • Abreeza Mall, Davao
HOLE IN THE WALL stores at Alabang Town Center and Ayala Marquee Mall, Angeles, Pampanga

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Tokyo, here I come
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I was looking for a decent dual-time watch for the longest time. I’ll admit to owning one Philip Stein watch which is so not me, but was the only thing available in Manila. That’s why I’m really glad Jeremy Scott created the Double Vision Swatch—so Hitchcock, so me!!
Jeremy Scott Swatch
He’s so crazy!

Jeremy Scott x Swatch

Jeroen got it for me at Swatch Rockwell today—supposedly the last piece.
I know they are going, going fast, so I’m happy I got one. This is my prize after being sick.
I’m off to Tokyo next month, so I’m excited not to have a gurangler watch on my wrist 🙂

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Still on the same collection, Tita Virgie Ramos of Swatch Philippines recently sent me Jeremy Scott’s Melted Minutes, which is one the most beautiful Swatches I own. This is so up my alley, with the clear face and strap.

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I love this

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Here’s the complete Jeremy Scott x Swatch 2nd collection.
I believe the photos do no justice to the actual pieces, so find them at a Swatch store near you.

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