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OCTOBER 27, 2022

Swatch’s rain of dots isn’t over.

Last month, Swatch queen Virgie Ramos launched the Swiss brand’s Dots, Checks and Lifestyle Darling collections with a crazy party at Greenbelt 5.

The polka dot party continued for weeks after the event, as Swatch invited people to visit its Swatch Interactive Billboard in Greenbelt 5, the only one of its kind in the world. Swatch fans were encouraged to guess the number of dots in the room to win a prize.

Swatch also held a search for the person who can hula hoop for the longest amount of time.

Super joined the fun by holding a photo contest with the brand, inviting readers to drop by the mind-blowing room of dots and take pictures of themselves in it.

Last Wednesday, Ramos held a party to celebrate the winners.

No one guessed the exact number of dots in the room (8,118) but Rytz Jaye Lim won the prize for being the closest out of over a thousand entries. Her guess? 8,130 dots.

Although a lot of teens managed to hula hoop for an hour, it was 10-year-old Camille Ocampo who bagged the prize. She was able to hula hoop for two hours, five minutes and 17 seconds.

The winners of the Super Swatch Promo also got their share of the spotlight—their winning entries were flashed on a huge screen at the party.

“There are many reasons to celebrate,” said Ramos. The party also marked Swatch’s tie-up with Metrobank. Aileen Vallesteros, Metrobank’s vice president for marketing, said last Monday, “We’re celebrating our 900,000th card today and Swatch has been part of our success these past months.”

Metrobank credit card holders can use their cards anywhere and get P1,000 Swatch voucher for every P10,000 spent until Sept. 30. Each credit card holder can claim up to P3,000 in vouchers for use at the Swatch stores. “Over 8,118 clients have been given Metrobank vouchers for use at the Swatch stores,” Ramos said.

And Swatch still has a lot of exciting things to come for its fans this year—there’s the Kidrobot collection which will be launched today at the Ronac Art Center and will hit stores tomorrow and Jeremy Scott’s Fall/Winter 2011 Swatch collection which will come out in October. The new Jeremy Scott watches all look crazy (Melted Minutes, Double Vision, Swatch Portrait and Swatch Punk—yes, we want them all)—but we’re super excited about Hypnotic Heart, the limited edition heart-shaped timepiece that you wouldn’t be wearing around your wrist. If you want a piece of the Jeremy Scott action, you better head to Swatch’s counters and stores starting October 1 to make reservations. Remember, Jeremy Scott’s Lightning watch disappeared in just half a day.

Swatch is available at Swatch stores in SM Megamall, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5 and Trinoma and Swatch kiosks in SM Mall of Asia, SM City North Edsa, SM City Davao, Glorietta 3, Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Greenhills V-Mall, Shangri-La Plaza, Robinsons Place Manila, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Festival Mall, Ayala Center Cebu and Hole In The Wall Shops in Alabang Town Center and Ayala Marquee Mall.