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Rolex remains a titan in the watch industry, renowned for its unparalleled prestige, unique craftsmanship, and enduring legacy. Yet, as the landscape of horology evolves, it’s worth exploring whether other watchmakers, like Seiko, can match or even surpass Rolex in certain respects. One intriguing comparison is between the Seiko 5 and the Rolex Datejust.

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Rolex: A Benchmark of Excellence

Rolex’s allure lies in its impeccable craftsmanship, timeless design, and the status it confers upon its wearers. The Rolex Datejust, a classic in the Rolex lineup, embodies these qualities perfectly. Priced at around $7,000, the Datejust is not merely a timepiece; it’s a symbol of success and sophistication. One of Rolex’s key strengths is its price stability and value retention. According to the Chrono24 Chronopulse, the Datejust’s price index has surged by over 20% in the past three years, making it a worthy investment.

Seiko 5: An Affordable Contender

In contrast, the Seiko 5 is a marvel of affordability and functionality. For just $300, the Seiko 5 provides the essential features found in the Datejust, positioning itself as a formidable competitor. This affordability does not come at the expense of quality. Seiko watches are renowned for their reliability and durability, making them an excellent choice for first-time mechanical watch buyers.

One standout feature of the Seiko 5 is its glass case back, which offers a captivating view of the watch’s inner workings. This feature is particularly appealing to enthusiasts who appreciate the intricate mechanics of a watch. Additionally, Seiko’s diverse range of dials – from classic hues like blue, black, and silver to vibrant shades like orange, turquoise, and green – ensures there is a Seiko 5 to match any style.

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A World of Variety

Seiko takes customisation to another level with various hour markers, including Roman and Arabic numerals. Furthermore, the brand frequently releases limited editions inspired by movies or iconic characters. A prime example is the Seiko 5 Street Fighter collection, which pays homage to the beloved video game characters, offering fans a unique blend of nostalgia and style.

The Investment Perspective

While Rolex’s value retention is impressive, Seiko watches also hold their value remarkably well. A Seiko purchased for $300 can still be worth several hundred dollars after a few years, highlighting the brand’s enduring appeal. This makes Seiko a practical choice for those looking to dip their toes into the world of mechanical watches without a significant financial commitment.

The Verdict

So, can the Seiko 5 hold its own against the Rolex Datejust? The answer largely depends on what the wearer values most. If prestige, investment potential, and timeless elegance are paramount, the Rolex Datejust stands out. However, for those who prioritise functionality, affordability, and variety, the Seiko 5 is an exceptional choice.

In conclusion, while Rolex continues to reign supreme in the luxury watch market, Seiko proves that quality and style do not necessarily come with

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Title: Rolex vs. Seiko: The Timeless Battle of Horological Giants
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Published Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2024 20:35:54 +0000

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EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Umali on Winning an International Award and Working With Nora Aunor

One look at Bianca Umali and you know that she is all about Pinoy pride. From flaunting her morena skin to donning Filipino-made pieces, she does not shy away from representing her race and culture. Of course, you can also count on her own craft as part of Filipino excellence. At 2024 Jinseo International Film Festival, the Kapuso star took the honor of the Best Dramatic Performance award for the film Mananambal. In an exclusive interview with MEGA Entertainment, Bianca gives us a lookback on her movie experience, her Best Actress outfit, and her bright future with her next project, Sang’gre

RELATED: Bianca Umali Teaches Us How to Pose and Post on Instagram

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Bianca Umali at the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival

A Shared Victory

“It was an overwhelming feeling of mixed emotions. As an actor, this means the world to me,” the actress begins. “While filming, I just dedicated myself to give more than good justice to my role and make the most out of the working experience with Ms. Nora. Bonus na lang na may makapansin at pumuri sa efforts ko.”

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Bianca with National Artist and Best Actress Nora Aunor for Mananambal

Even in her Gen Z status, the actress is already hoping that her win will inspire the next generations who would like to pursue the same craft as hers. “I dedicate this award to the younger generation of actors as well, especially to the aspiring ones who may face obstacles along the way. I want them to know that their dreams are valid, and with passion, perseverance and the right amount of love and respect for yourself and what you do, anything and everything is possible,” she offers.

A Role of a Lifetime

Perhaps it is Bianca’s consistent and persistent willingness to refine her craft that takes her to greater heights, with recognition just a prefix to her grit. For Mananambal in particular, the actress not only had to play the part but actually look and be it.

Sharing her process, she recounts, “I prepared for it mentally by doing my research about what the life and ways of a true mananambal is. Emotionally, I did personal workshops to build the character and study my scenes. Of course, physically, by growing my hair longer and enhancing my morena skin more for the look of the role.”

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Stylist John Paul Dizon worked with Bianca for her looks

During the festival, the actress also exerted her effort for her looks. She reveals to MEGA that throughout their Japan trip, it was only her and her stylist, John Paul Dizon, who collaborated with her ensembles. “He was in charge of my clothing and I was in charge of my hair and make-up,” she shares. “In all the years that JP and I have been working together, what we value the most in our team up is collaboration.”

The Next Bianca on Camera

After the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival, Mananambal has yet to make its Filipino cinema debut. “Iniikot pa sa iba’t ibang film festivals internationally. Pero definitely ay magkakaroon kami ng theatrical release dito sa Pilipinas. Hopefully, by the end of this year,” the Kapuso star says.

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The actress plays the daughter of Danaya, known as Terra, in the upcoming series, Sang’gre

Hopping from one project to the next, Bianca is also top billing the next Encantadia series Sang’gre. With fans of the past and today surely on their toes for the series, the actress shares the excitement of the audience. “We have been in the process of creation and taping since November last year. It is a project na pinaglalaanan namin ng napakaraming oras at paghahanda para mapaganda. Hindi na rin ako makapaghintay na makita ng mga tao ito.


Photos and Featured Image: BIANCA UMALI (via Instagram)

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Title: EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Umali on Winning an International Award and Working With Nora Aunor
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Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 05:39:01 +0000

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EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Umali on Winning a Best Actress Award and Working With Nora Aunor

One look at Bianca Umali and you know that she is all about Pinoy pride. From flaunting her morena skin to donning Filipino-made pieces, she does not shy away from representing her race and culture. Of course, you can also count on her own craft as part of Filipino excellence. At 2024 Jinseo Arigato Awards, the Kapuso star took the honor of the Best Actress award for the film Mananambal. In an exclusive interview with MEGA Entertainment, Bianca gives us a lookback on her movie experience, her Best Actress outfit, and her bright future with her next project, Sang’gre.

RELATED: Bianca Umali Teaches Us How to Pose and Post on Instagram

Bianca Umali Jinseo Arigato Festival Best Actress Mananambal
Bianca Umali at the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival

A Shared Victory

“It was an overwhelming feeling of mixed emotions. As an actor, this means the world to me,” the actress begins. “While filming, I just dedicated myself to give more than good justice to my role and make the most out of the working experience with Ms. Nora. Bonus na lang na may makapansin at pumuri sa efforts ko.”

Bianca Umali Jinseo Arigato Festival Best Actress Mananambal Nora Aunor
Bianca with National Artist and Best Actress Nora Aunor for Mananambal

Even in her Gen Z status, the actress is already hoping that her win will inspire the next generations who would like to pursue the same craft as hers. “I dedicate this award to the younger generation of actors as well, especially to the aspiring ones who may face obstacles along the way. I want them to know that their dreams are valid, and with passion, perseverance and the right amount of love and respect for yourself and what you do, anything and everything is possible,” she offers.

A Role of a Lifetime

Perhaps it is Bianca’s consistent and persistent willingness to refine her craft that takes her to greater heights, with recognition just a prefix to her grit. For Mananambal in particular, the actress not only had to play the part but actually look and be it.

Sharing her process, she recounts, “I prepared for it mentally by doing my research about what the life and ways of a true mananambal is. Emotionally, I did personal workshops to build the character and study my scenes. Of course, physically, by growing my hair longer and enhancing my morena skin more for the look of the role.”

Bianca Umali Jinseo Arigato Festival Best Actress Mananambal
Stylist John Paul Dizon worked with Bianca for her looks

During the festival, the actress also exerted her effort for her looks. She reveals to MEGA that throughout their Japan trip, it was only her and her stylist, John Paul Dizon, who collaborated with her ensembles. “He was in charge of my clothing and I was in charge of my hair and make-up,” she shares. “In all the years that JP and I have been working together, what we value the most in our team up is collaboration.”

The Next Bianca on Camera

After the Jinseo Arigato Film Festival, Mananambal has yet to make its Filipino cinema debut. “Iniikot pa sa iba’t ibang film festivals internationally. Pero definitely ay magkakaroon kami ng theatrical release dito sa Pilipinas. Hopefully, by the end of this year,” the Kapuso star says.

Sang'gre Encantadia
The actress plays the daughter of Danaya, known as Terra, in the upcoming series, Sang’gre

Hopping from one project to the next, Bianca is also top billing the next Encantadia series Sang’gre. With fans of the past and today surely on their toes for the series, the actress shares the excitement of the audience. “We have been in the process of creation and taping since November last year. It is a project na pinaglalaanan namin ng napakaraming oras at paghahanda para mapaganda. Hindi na rin ako makapaghintay na makita ng mga tao ito.


Photos and Featured Image: BIANCA UMALI (via Instagram)

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By: Chlarine Gianan
Title: EXCLUSIVE: Bianca Umali on Winning a Best Actress Award and Working With Nora Aunor
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Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 05:39:01 +0000

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Charlie Dizon Ties the Knot With Carlo Aquino After Her First Gawad Urian Win

Charlie Dizon is thriving in life and love as she brings home both an award and a man home with her Best Actress win and her new role as Mrs. Carlo Aquino

Congratulations are definitely in order for Charlie Dizon whose weekend is definitely a double celebration! Last night, the actress won her first Best Actress accolade at the Gawad Urian Awards 2024 for her performance on Third World Romance. But earlier today, she and fellow actor, Carlo Aquino, also finally tied the knot. 

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Charlie and Carlo tie the knot in an intimate celebration; Photo: MYIO OKAMOTO (via Instagram)

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In her acceptance speech, Dizon thanked her now-husband whom she called her “partner and lucky charm.” Aquino also starred in the Dwein Baltazar film. The announcement of their wedding surprised many of their fans and supporters, with a number of them still high on Charlie’s victorious moment the night before.

In an Instagram post shared by Star Magic, a number of celebrity guests also attended the wedding. Actors Belle Mariano, Kaila Estrada, Alexa Ilacad, Loisa Andalio, and Elisse Joson, Adrian Lindayag, and Ketchup Eusebio posed with the couple as part of the entourage.

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Meanwhile, Sue Ramirez also graced the occasion as Charlie’s Maid of Honor, while their principal sponsors include Maricel Soriano, Vilma Santos-Recto, Sylvia Sanchez, Olivia Lamasan, Lauren Dyogi, Carlo Katigbak, Cory Vidanes, and Charo Santos-Concio. “May your marriage be filled with endless love and happiness. Cheers to a wonderful life together!” Santos-Concio wrote in her caption, greeting the couple for their new chapter.

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Charo Santos at Charlie and Carlo’s wedding; Photo: CHARO SANTOS-CONCIO (via Instagram)

In her back-to-back celebration, the actress sported a sleek bun that showcased her bespoke attires for the respective events. At the 47th Gawad Urian Awards, she wore a baby pink terno with bowed iterations by Jro Alarcio. For her big day in her newest role to date as a wife, she donned an embellished v-neck wedding dress designed by Steph Tan.

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Charlie wears an ensemble by Steph Tan; Photo: MYIO OKAMOTO (via Instagram)

Featured Image: MYIO OKAMOTO (via Instagram)

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Title: Charlie Dizon Ties the Knot With Carlo Aquino After Her First Gawad Urian Win
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Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 01:16:56 +0000

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