Saturday, November 15, 2008

what time is it?

Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves. Some people wear their houses on their wrists. What? OK, maybe not their houses. Somebody else's house then. No, that's not right either. How about wearing the equivalent of one house on one's wrist?

If that is confusing to you, then perhaps you were not able to watch the marathon-no-lunch-break senate inquiry today featuring the infamous PNP top brass involved in the yet-another- scandalous-and-contemptible behavior by government officials in our great and glorious nation, to copy Meloink's description of our country.

I am not going to write about the details of that story that is fodder for another telenovela in this melodrama loving republic. You can read the gory details here and there . Mainly because I never knew until today that such incredulous things exist, I am going to write about the outrageously priced Roger Dubuis watches that said PNP top brass was supposed to buy with some of the millions of pesos worth of euros he was carrying on this Moscow trip.

List Price: $134,650.00 x 49.450 = PhP 6,658,442.603

40mm, 18kt white gold case with a manual winding movement. The white Mother of Pearl dial features black Roman numerals, a date window and a power reserve indicator. The movement can be viewed through the sapphire crystal display back. Watch is on a black leather strap with an 18kt white gold tang style buckle.


List price: $ 47,270.44 x 49.450 = PhP 2,337,523.294

In addition to its classic round shape, the exquisitely crafted Excalibur from Roger Dubuis has an innovative design marked by its refined crown guard and fluted bezel. A 45-millimeter stainless steel case surrounds a dramatic black dial with silver-tone hands, white Roman numeral hour markers, and a red, sweeping second hand. Signature triple lugs on the deployment buckle rubber wristband ensure a secure fit, while the precision of automatic movement keeps you on-track. The Excalibur is also water resistant to 165 feet and is powered by automatic mechanical movement.

Too expensive for your taste? How about this one.

EasyDiver, Sports Activity Chronograph

List Price: $32,350.00 x 49 = PhP 1,599,707.525

Limited Edition - 46mm, stainless steel with a black and steel unidirectional bezel. This watch functions using an automatic winding movement and chronograph. The silver dial features blued hands, steel hands with illuminating tips and illuminating hour indexes. The movement can be viewed through the sapphire crystal display back. Watch is waterproof to 990 ft. This watch is number 064 out of 888 for the world.

Want some more? Here's more. And then some.

Had enough? Me, too.


Vk-mahalkaayo said...

libog gyd ko unsa ang balay naa sa wrist..........

mahala no, para nila, mani ra ni or kamote ra.

mintras daghan kaayo needs gyd ug lingin.

pero lucky man cla kay daghan cla ani, ipanglabay na lang gani ang uban. galibog unsaon paggasto,ky sobra na.

thanks for sharing, ako isipon, akoa ni ron,.......ugma inig mata nako, wla diay to.

happy sunday...........regards

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ay matulog nako, alas 8.35am na dha nimo.

diri, ala 1.33 sa kaadlawon.

goodnight,........matulog nako,

happy sunday na lang...........

ness said...

Hi Vicki,

During the senate hearing, Senator Mar Roxas said na it's rather difficult to wear a wrist watch na ang cost ay almost the same as one entire house. Naa man gud man named Mr. Arejola who said he gave money (45 thousand euro) to this police official kay magpapalit siya ug Roger Dubuis watch in Vienna. Na shock ko, uy.

Rosana said...

Hi Mel,

I watched that senate hearing and once again, I fell in love with Mar Roxas' interrogation style. In the process of establishing utang na loob and personal relations between Mr. dela Paz and that very young businessman whose name I can't remember now, he subtly delved into how scandalous it is for a Filipino, whose country is bogged down in a quagmire of poverty, to wear a three-million-peso watch just because....

I'm writing a blog that I can't seem to finish entitled Black and White. It transcends issues like the Obama win, Jok-Jok's jokes and this three million watch....

I enjoy reading your blogs, in the meantime... :)

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

thnk you, dr. ness.....

grabeha sa....

thanks again.

ness said...

hi rose,

i was trying to find the name of that businessman online (alojera man tingali to) but couldn't find it. instead i found this incisive editorial:

the philippine daily idiot said...

for all the endless corruption, we can't yawn on this one yet, doc ness. i theorize the watch is just "red herring" to something more fishy. Ok pun natin. hehehe.

oh my, i'm just trying to undo my lurking. rules, rules, rules. LOL.