Watches in the modern era are curious things, if only because they seem obsolete against smartphones that can determine the hour in any time zone. To wear a watch, these days, is not only to tell time. It is, perhaps, a symbol of timelessness — one in which an heirloom speaks of a family’s history, or a newer piece ticks closer to the future. When a simple watch is given such a great task, it is necessary to wear one that can withstand the elements: waterproof, water resistant or simply too precious to take off. Every watch may have a different face, but as the saying goes, its hands tell a tale as old as time. —Margarita Buenaventura
Twenty~4, Price upon request, Patek Philippe. Datejust, Price upon request, Rolex. Princess, Price upon request, Tudor. Symphonette, Price upon request, Longines.
Photographed by Koji Arboleda
Styled by Francine Gacrama
Modeled by Marbbie Tagabucba
Nails furnished by Dashing Diva
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