BRIAN MAKES TIME PIA’S BABY SHOWER KYLIE’S BABY SHOWER
Brian Poe Llamanzares, the only son in the brood of three of Senator Grace Poe and businessman Neil Llamanzares, launched his very own brand of timepieces—called Time Master Watches—last May 12 at the Prive Luxury Club, Bonifacio Global City complex, Taguig City.
Brian, whose official designation is chief executive officer (CEO) and owner of Prime Hourglass Company, says it has always been his dream to make watches, because he grew up admiring his dad’s watches, and he loves receiving watches as gifts.
“There’s a certain sense of pride that comes with receiving a watch,” Brian told the media at the product launch of Time Master Watches. “Whenever you see it, you remember the milestone that it marks. That’s why, for me, creating a watch and being a part of people’s lives in that way is a dream come true.”
And as a way of giving back, Brian has also partnered with MovEd Foundation, a charity institution that sends less fortunate kids to school. Thus, with every purchase of a Time Master watch, the buyer gets a chance to help in Molding Optimism and Values through Education (that’s what the name MovEd stands for), as a certain percentage of the sales of Brian’s product goes to charity.
Senator Grace, here with Brian, was smiling from ear to ear all night as she watched her son, only 25 years old, presenting his business to a mixed crowd of millennials and business veterans.
When she was later asked how she felt, the senator said: “Sobrang nakaka-proud na sa murang edad ay nagagawa niya ito… Ang gusto lang naman niya, na makapagbigay ng isang dekalidad na relo na hindi naman masyadong mahal… na puwede namang pag-ipunan at bayaran ng mga regular na nagtatrabaho.”
(The selling price of Brian’s watches ranges from P10,000 to P15,500.)
Brian’s event became a reunion of sorts for the fierce lady members of the Poe family—(L-R) actress Lovi, movie industry queen Susan Roces, and Senator Grace. Madame Susan, of course, wouldn’t have missed this chance to witness her grandson’s career milestone.
In his speech at the event, Brian paid tribute to his dad, businessman Neil Llamanzares: “You all know my mom, but not too many know about my dad… I love watches because I grew up with a dad who loves watches... When I graduated from high school, Dad’s surprise gift to me was a watch. Then he gave me another watch when I graduated from college, and more watches to mark every milestone in my life...
“So tonight, it’s my turn to give him a watch… the first-ever Time Master watch ever made, the Time Master Poseidon Metal Ore Number 001!”
Father and son hugged each other, while Senator Grace Poe watched the touching scene from the sidelines.
Brian (fourth from left) made sure his family members —(L-R) Lola Susan, mom Grace, aunt Lovi, dad Neil, and his aunt Lovi’s boyfriend, Chris Johnson—were comfortable enough in their seats before he signaled for the program to start.
(Inset) Lovi got a Time Master Metal Ore as a gift from Brian. Her boyfriend Chris refused to accept his gift, but promised to buy one soon to support Brian.