Italian watch brand D1 Milano showed its support to Ride PH’s annual event, the Philippine Moto Heritage Weekend, by sponsoring the prizes for the event and for this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) held at the Metrotent Convention Center in Metrowalk Plaza Meralco Avenue, Pasig, on September 28-29.
Organized annually by Ride PH, the Moto Heritage Weekend is a two-day event that features the rarest and most valuable vintage motorcycles in the Philippines, including those that have been thoroughly and conscientiously restored.
The event was also the culmination venue of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a yearly after-event fundraising initiative that raises awareness for prostate cancer and male suicide prevention. Founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride aims to strip away the negative stereotype of bikers, connect enthusiasts, and support men’s physical and mental health by encouraging the riders to be in their smartest suits and ties.
For this year’s DGR, D1 Milano awarded 3 of the 30 limited-edition chronograph watches to the winners of the Best Dressed Man, the Best Dressed Woman, and the RIDE PH Best Looking Bike of the Moto Heritage competition.
Aside from sponsoring the prizes, the fastest-growing watch brand also shared a sneak peek of what motorbike enthusiasts will witness at the D1 Milano Italian Bike Ride by soft-launching the D1 Milano Chronograph Watch, which will be officially launched during the event in November. D1 Milano sold 27 of the 30 limited-edition watches over the weekend, all of which were engraved with Vintage Rider Manila logo as a collaboration to create the first limited-edition Chronographs for the Philippine market and the first collaboration of the D1 Milano brand with the Philippines.
Popular for its bold and striking design, D1 Milano watches are also known for its elegance and contemporary styling. D1 Milano was founded in Milan, Italy in 2013, through the careful guidance of its 26-year-old CEO Dario Spallone. D1 Milano is distributed in 33 countries all over the world, with 800 points of sales and presence in the best department stores including, Luisa Via Roma, La Rinascente, Harvey Nichols GCC, and many others. Locally, the D1 Milano is available in Wrist_Pod, Swiss Gear, and Chronos watch stores nation-wide as well as in the 2 stores of Vintage Rider Manila in Tiendesitas and Evia Lifestyle Mall.
“We are honored and proud to be one of the sponsors at this event, to partner with Vintage Rider Manila, and to be a part of the motorcycle community in the Philippines. We believe that it is a great avenue to unite Filipino bikers and communities while raising funds to support men all over the world to raise awareness on prostate cancer and mental health,” shared Manuel Dacanay, D1 Milano’s Philippine distributor.