Cory swatches launched - I want one

>> Sunday, January 24, 2010

A celebration to honor a hero and saint:

The watch is a collector’s item and is almost sold out.
There are only 801 sets of Cory Aquino tribute watches in the world. They cost P8,100 for each set. [ABS-CBN News]

The numbers 8 and 1 stand for August 1, the day when Cory died of colon cancer. Original Swatch watches usually cost around P3,000 to P7,000.

The Cory Swatch set includes 2 watches, one of which is tagged with a serial number, encased in a picture book called “A Woman Dressed in Sunshine” written by Makati City Rep. Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin, Cory Aquino’s press secretary and speechwriter.

At the back of the book is a stylized copy of a letter written by one of the country’s richest businessmen, Don Jaime Zobel de Ayala, the day after the former president died.

The two watches vary in design. One has a lemon yellow watch face with a steel watch dial, while the other has a black watch face printed with a yellow sun.

Both, however, have yellow and black straps printed with a shower of yellow ribbons and the faces of Ninoy and Cory Aquino.

The watch straps also bear the words “Ipagpapatuloy Ko!” in bold black letters.


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