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Swatch sets world launch of BenCab limited edition

The BenCab
image on the invite
to Nov. 4 launch

‘I’ve always wanted a woman,” said BenCab with an almost deadpan expression. I didn’t have to bait him into saying it. He obviously knew it was a sound bite I wanted to get as we sat down to dinner last week.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Winding up my Swatch

HAPPYLAND. Swatch & Swatch at 918 Arnaiz Ave., San Lorenzo
Village, Makati, is converted into a Sistem51 playground.

Time marches on and there is nothing we can do but make the most of it.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Catching BenCab at Swatch+Swatch Center

NATIONAL Artist for Visual Arts Ben Cabrera

Visual arts mover Annie Sarthou called it serendipity. I happened to be near the place where National Artist (Visual Arts) BenCab was giving the soon-to-open Swatch + Swatch Center a once-over, at the invitation of Virgie Ramos.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Swatch SISTEM51 turns the world upside down


In 1983, Swatch introduced a simplified, Swiss made quartz wristwatch with only 51 parts. The world’s first plastic watch was made not by hand in the traditional Swiss manner, but on a fully automated assembly line.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Mi time


Hugo Barra, international vice president of Chinese electronics company Xiaomi, is a man who sets geeky hearts aflutter. When we met with him for an interview, he was casually dressed in a black shirt and jeans. His only accessory was a black Swatch with a purple dial.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Super | Read More »