VELOCI's MOA Store Launch and Unveiling of the New Pulse & Metro Collections.

VELOCI, the Italian-inspired watch brand, finally opened its first freestanding store in SM Mall of Asia last November.  

But before going to the store, we all first went to Highlands Steakhouse to witness the launch of VELOCI's newest collections over lunch.

The Pulse Collection is VELOCI's digital watch with a built-in stopwatch, alarm mode, illuminator, date display, fuss-free rubber strap, and water pressure limit of up to 100 meters.

I was previously gifted a red one and I think it's perfect for road trips and other rugged activities, especially since it's water resistant.  I wish I had this already when T and I went to see the crater of the Taal Volcano (read my blog post about My Post-Birthday Trip to Taal Volcano). 

The Metro Collection is VELOCI's analog timepiece which comes in fluorescent colors and a sleek, restrained face.  My favorite is the aqua and pink one!

After lunch, we were each given a cylinder with a photo of a VELOCI watch in front.  Everyone was excited to see what was inside but the host told us to wait for further instructions.  Apparently, the cylinder contains a puzzle and the first to complete it wins a VELOCI watch of his/her choice, aside from the Metro or Pulse watch we will be getting later.

Good thing I just played a Big Fish game on my desktop computer the night before which involves solving mysteries and puzzles.  I won the game!

We then went to the VELOCI store to choose our Metro and Pulse watches.  Here we are showing off our picks.

Like I said, I already have a Pulse watch so I want one from the Metro collection but couldn't decide what color to get.  The aqua blue and pink that caught my eye earlier was my top pick but when I saw the gray and pink one on Yuki's wrist, I kind of wanted that as well.  Fickle, fickle!

Me, Yuki Tanseco, and Alyssa Yu.

After much thought and deliberation, this is what I ended up getting.  Yes, my initial choice..  The aqua blue and pink Metro watch.

I was surprised to learn that even the watches from Metro collection are water resistant!  I finally have a colorful watch I can wear to the beach.  My watch was tried and tested when it survived the pouring rain during Pope Francis' Concluding Mass at the Quirino Grandstand (read my blog post about Papal Visit 2015).

With VELOCI's Marketing Manager and owner.  Thank you for having us!

Thank you Rochelle and Mon of Pix Republik for sharing your photos!

The new VELOCI Watch Collections are available at the Ground Level of SM Mall of Asia, SM San Lazaro, SM Pampanga, SM Clark, SM Manila,  and SM Fairview, as well as L Time Studios and Asprey boutiques. 

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