In the sea of Rolexes, Patek Philippes, and Richard Milles, we take a look at some business leaders who choose to be different by wearing watches which are not too common in the boardroom.
Manny Osmeña and his Franck Muller Long Island
Manny Osmeña is the President and CEO of the Manny O Group which has interests in hotels, restaurants, and airline support services. Franck Muller is known as a watchmaker which produces complicated timepieces with unique designs. The Long Island watch on the wrist of Manny Osmeña is an interesting piece as the size of the watch begs for your attention, yet the watch is only known to those with deep knowledge in watches.
Ernest Cu and his Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde
Ernest Cu is the President and CEO of Globe Telecom, Inc. Jaquet Droz watches have been popular with serious collectors for a period now. The Grande Seconde Ivory in gold fits well with the corporate attire of Ernest Cu as the watch model is in its plain and purest form.
Lance Gokongwei and his Ball Fireman Night Train
Lance Gokongwei is the President and CEO of JG Summit Holdings, Inc. He is the only son of the late business tycoon John Gokongwei. The Gokongweis are known to be frugal and simple notwithstanding their financial standing. The Ball Fireman Night Train is a good sight to see on the wrist of Lance Gokongwei as it is a well-built watch for a price of well below P100,000. Ball as a brand is known best for its involvement in providing uniform timekeeping in railroads.
Jacques Branellec and his Breitling Aerospace Evo
Jacques Branellec is one of the leaders of well-known international luxury brand Jewelmer. The Breitling Aerospace Evo provides Jacques Branellec with both function and style. The Aerospace line was launched In 1985 and it notably features a multifunction chronograph.
Wick Veloso and his Patek Philippe Calatrava 6006G
Wick Veloso is the President and CEO of Philippine National Bank. As one of the most prominent bankers in the Philippines, it is only fitting for Wick to rely on his Patek Philippe Calatrava. With the wave of people jumping on Patek just because of the Nautilus, it is quite refreshing to know that people like Wick still use these equally beautiful Patek models.
Amb. Jose “Joey” E. B. Antonio and his F.P. Journe Octa
Amb. Joey Antonio is the Founder and Chairman of Century Properties Group. His company has grown to be one of the largest real estate corporations in the Philippines. Given that Amb. Antonio is known for his fine tastes in art, it is not surprising that he wears an F.P. Journe Octa. F.P. Journe is one of the most sought-after independent watchmaking brands due to the quality and due to the extremely limited production of its watches.
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