Don't know if you've noticed but China's been a pulse point on our travel bucket lists lately. Peg it on the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show if you must, though we beg to differ: China's charm lies in its omnipresence combined with the fact that, ironically, it isn't quite as popular a vacay destination as other Asian countries. In short, this massive nation is funnily still a relatively well-kept secret! That's your cue to buy a plane ticket to Beijing, stat.
So you've got your flight booked, your visa ready and your luggage packed. Kelsey Merritt, Mari Jasmine and KC Concepcion have just one more thing you're going to want to bring along: an Omega timepiece! Feel free to pick from their favorites. First stop? The Forbidden City (which, by the way, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world).
Kelsey's got on the Omega De Ville Prestige Butterfly.
KC, on the other hand, sported an Omega De Ville Trésor.
We're also coveting the Omega Speedmaster 38 Mari's wearing.
Now, to Tiananmen Square! This single stop on your itinerary comes chock-full, because within its 440,000 square meter space stands the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. The square was also the site for many important historic events, one of the most notable being Mao Zedong's proclamation of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 1949.
Capture the moment! Here's KC smiling in front of the Tiananmen Gate.
Meanwhile, Kelsey posed with the Zhengyangmen Gate Tower in the background. (We love the contrast her white watch strap strikes against her black sleeve!)
Next up, the Great Wall of China! Trust KC to fill you in on some fun facts: "[It] was built in 221 BC, [which makes it] more than 2,300 years old! They used glutinous rice flour to bind each brick to another and it is still standing today. The wall is over 5,000 miles long and will take two years for you to walk it from end to end," the actress schools her followers.
Cool, no? The entire wall, with all of its branches, measures out to be 21,196 km—still, despite its jawdropping size and contrary to popular belief, it actually can't be seen from the moon...at least not with the naked human eye. Play the mythbuster!
Clever of Kelsey to match her outfit with the surrounding brick! We're taking notes.
Mari flashes her elegant Omega Ladymatic in this shivering selfie.
To further prove that these watches can go from daytime touring to after-hours finery, check out how the girls styled theirs for a decadent dinner with the label!
Two glamorous looks, one timepiece. Select an Omega with sparkly finishing touches like, say, diamonds (no biggie) so that it lends glitz to a casual look and complements any evening look at the same time. Kelsey's choice of streamlined silhouettes makes transitioning a ton easier, too!
A bonus: This irreverent shot Mari posted has got us grinning.