Lacoste Polo Watch L.12.12. Manila Launch

It seems we still have a slight hang-over from watching International Tennis Superstars play live in Manila for IPTL as the launch of the Lacoste Polo Watch L.12.12. was a tennis themed event. Everyone got to play tennis and compete with other guest via Wii!

Lacoste 12.12 Watch Launch Philippines
A makeshift tennis court greeted everyone promting a lot of photographs taken at the unique and fun backdrop.

Lacoste 12.12 Watch Launch Philippines
Goofing-off with a good friend Patricia Bermudez-Hizon who hosted the event with Anthony Suntay

Lacoste 12.12 Watch Launch Philippines
Now joined by blogger friends Lou Ventigan and Ruth dela Cruz.
Lacoste 12.12 Watch Launch Philippines
 

So you ask, what’s the significance of tennis to Lacoste Polo Watch L.12.12.?

Well, although it is iconic and recognizable, not many know the story behind the crocodile logo and the classic cotton petit pique poloshirt.

Lacoste L.12.12. watch
I never knew until today that that tennis legend Rene Lacoste designed the iconic shirt in 1927. And that the crocodile logo came after a crocodile bag he was given after winning a tennis match. The crocodile to signify his tenacity on the court.

Lacoste L.12.12. Watch Collection
Rene Lacoste created a uniform that would allow for better sweat absorption and freedom of movement. He named it L.12.12 – L for Lacoste, 1 for its one-of-a-kind fabric. 2 for its short sleeves, and 12 for the number of the final version of the design he selected for production. Heralding the birth of contemporary sportswear, the L.12.12 has remained a beloved wardrobe staple for the elegantly athletic.

Lacoste 12.12 Watch Launch Philippines
Today, Lacoste’s sporting spirit is reignited in the Lacoste.12.12 watch collection, with a timely launch on December 12, 2014 held by country distributor Artful Marketing, Inc. (a
subsidiary of the Lucerne Group) and global licensee Movado Group, Inc.

“Much like the classic polo shirt it is named after, the Lacoste.12.12 watch
embodies the brand’s rich history of designing crisp, elegant pieces, and we are really excited to be bringing its 2014 Holiday collection to Manila,” says Julian Addison, MGI President for Asia Pacific. “Filipinos seem to have a tasteful yet practical sense of aesthetics – values that are manifest in these timepieces.”

Lacoste 12.12 Watch Launch Philippines

The L.12.12. Watch collection is available in six confident colors; grey, red, blue, white, green and black which are the classic colors of the Lacoste Polo Shirt where the watch design come from. Intricate details such as the light airy pique fabric polo shirt’s unique signature is faithfully echoed on the watch by an attractive petit pique mesh effect running around the case sides and along the soft-touch silicone strap and the legendary green crocodile on the 3 o’clock position.

We were asked to pick a gift box from the Lacoste Christmas tree.  Each box is a picture of the L.12.12. watch that we get to take home!  Can you guess what color I got?
We were asked to pick a gift box from the Lacoste Christmas tree. Each box is a picture of the L.12.12. watch that we get to take home! Can you guess what color I got?


Lacoste 12.12 Watch Launch Philippines

With blogger friends Jackie Go and Shai Lagarde after picking our box from the Lacoste tree.

I got the grey one! The only color I don't have in my watch collection before.
I got the grey one!  Actually the box I picked was white but I wanted a grey, so I switched with other attendees who wanted white.

The L.12.12. Watches are available at L Tlmestudio, Wristpod, select Chronos Boutiques, SM Department Stores, The Landmark and Robinson’s Department Stores.

How about you, which of the colors above you like best?

Stay gorgeous everyone!

3 Comments


  1. Ang ganda ng watch noh mother?? I got blue!:) Haha na challenge din ako sa wii tennis!

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