Lacoste 12.12 Watch

Casual dress watches are kind of the “in” thing these days. Some have big dials, others come in bright colours, and most appear in the classic analog style which i personally prefer. You all see them worn in just about every occasion; at parties, office meetings, week-end gimmicks and some even wear them at their local gyms!

For me, there will be watches for two occasions, one for casual wear and the other, for my active lifestyle. The move here is getting an elegant casual, everyday-watch which has also that sporty look and the challenge is you’re going to have to find one that offers the best of both worlds–a timeless, simple, wearable elegance for work and play which i found in the latest LACOSTE 12.12 Watch!

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Lacoste 1212 Watch in 6 vibrant colors

The Lacoste 12.12 watch takes its visual cues from the classic cotton petit pique tennis shirt designed by the late French tennis great (and my tukayo), Rene Lacoste and the crocs that shared the river with Lolong (world’s largest crocodile in captivity). While you may not relish being with crocodiles when crossing rivers infested by it, wearing the famous crocs logo on your wrist will certainly make you feel awesome and secure!

These timepieces are beautifully simple, characterized by their minimal looks and simply designed faces. The 12.12 watches carries 6 different colors in grey, red, blue, white, green and black with a soft-touch silicone strap to match each respective color.

The Lacoste 1212 six-color collection

The red, black and white colors look nice too!

“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, Movado Group Inc. President for Asia Pacific. “Filipinos seem to have a tasteful yet practical sense of aesthetics – values that are manifest in these timepieces.”

Julian Addison, President for Asia Pacific Movado Group Inc., global licensee of Lacoste. Mr. Addison is also an accomplished trail ultra runner having competed in 100-mile ultramarathons in Europe!

The minimalist face with its monochrome palette and unique pique texture lends the whole ensemble a sporty, but serious feel — just the thing you need when transitioning from sports wear to your regular casual wear.

The interesting thing about the 1212 watch is that it has a stainless steel case-back and is water resistant of up to 30 meters!

If you are into that sporty but elegant look and prefer a more simple aesthetic, this watch is made for you. It’ll stand out beautifully from your wrist whether you’re on the board room or in the trails and you’ll feel the need to look at it, which no doubt will be rather often.

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

(Many thanks to Ms. Judith Staples, Marketing Manager of L-Time Studio, Events master Ms. Rochelle Romero of Pix Republic, Ms. Inja Fajatin and the rest of their team for the invitation to cover the Lacoste 1212 Event Launch).

Thanks to Rodel Montejo and Titanium Runner for some of the photos used.

With fellow bloggers at the Lacoste 1212 Watch Launch

THE LACOSTE POLOSHIRT IN A WATCH COLLECTION:
LACOSTE.12.12 (Press Release)

As iconic and recognizable as the crocodile logo is the classic cotton petit pique poloshirt that tennis legend René Lacoste designed in 1927. Nicknamed the crocodile for his tenacity on the court, the athlete 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’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.”

Six confident colors make up the Lacoste.12.12 watch design palette: grey, red, blue, white, green and black. There is a timepiece for whatever the mood calls for. Take the classic preppy tack, go for masculine and powerful, understated and simple or relaxed and laidback. Whatever you choose, the result is timeless, simple, wearable elegance for work and play.

Simplicity, refinement and comfort are the hallmarks of Lacoste’s wearable icons. The light, airy piqué fabric that serves as the polo shirt’s unique signature is faithfully echoed on the watch by an attractive petit piqué mesh effect running around the case sides and along the soft-touch silicone strap. Ready to take a bite out of 3 o‘clock is the legendary green crocodile that adorns each dial. Indeed, wearing a Lacoste.12.12 watch is wearing a true classic on your sleeve.

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

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