Luxury watch and jewellery house Charriol is a family-run firm that continues to assert itself within the global arena of large luxury Maisons. Known and loved for its unique designs and ability to work and revisit the core themes of the brand, namely the exclusive twisted cable motif, 2014 saw Charriol continue to strengthen its presence across the world, and in Asia in particular.
During 2014, the Maison developed its network of fourth-generation boutiques across Middle East, South East Asia and China. These modern retail outlets offer sleek retail displays that showcase Charriol’s multi-product brand, including timepieces, jewellery, leather goods, eyewear and perfume. Elsewhere, the brand enjoyed openings in Central America and continued to flourish in markets across Europe, particularly France and the home market of Switzerland.
As a foretaste of the collections at the upcoming Baselworld 2015 exhibition, Charriol is pleased to present three flagship lines: the “St-Tropez Style” timepiece for women, the automatic chronograph “Gran Celtica SuperSportS” watch for men, and a jewellery, collection “Forever Colours”.
The hallmark of Charriol’s designs is to offer fresh, unique timepieces and jewellery collections founded on expert craftsmanship. This trio of Pre-Basel collections will be joined by more ranges and models due to be unveiled at Baselworld 2015 in Charriol’s dazzling booth: E17 in Hall 1.1.
St-Tropez ™ Style – Match it – Clip it – Style it your way!
Saint Tropez is one of the most glamorous resorts in the French Mediterranean, and provides the inspiration for Charriol’s most eye-catching, iconic timepiece of the same name. Pretty and elegant, the much-loved St. Tropez™ watch, with its feminine chain link bracelet and Charriol detailing, has evolved into a trendy new variant that can be infinitely customised.
Just like the woman that wears it, St. Tropez ™ Style is infinitely alluring, thanks to a new selection of 10 interchangeable bracelet chains and charming matching clips, in a timepiece that embodies personal style. The chains, in delicate rose gold or silvery-toned steel, are adorned with cute motifs, from animals to hearts and angel wings, and can be mixed and matched with sparkling clips that affix to the cable watchstrap.
These can be easily swapped out, so women can accessorise to suit the mood, or the moment! As Coralie Charriol-Paul, Creative Director, explains: “For women, jewellery is such a personal statement, so it was logical to take the St. Tropez design one step further and make it really customisable.
The different clips and chains appeal to all tastes and styles, so there’s really something for everyone, whether you’re feeling sweet or sophisticated.” A playful kaleidoscope of contrasting materials, including steel, mother of pearl and precious stones, this timepiece is an opportunity to assert female values of independence, strength and beauty. And that’s true style.
Step up the pace with the Automatic Chrono Gran Celtica SuperSportS
For Pre-Basel 2015, Charriol is pleased to present a new variant of the men’s GRAN CELTICA ™ SuperSportS timepiece, which introduces a more streamlined look for the brand. This special piece is released in an exclusive series of 30 pieces solely available in Switzerland, before being shown on general release after Baselworld 2015.
Charriol’s GRAN CELTICA™ SuperSportS watches have a strong allusion to motor sports, expressing the brand’s deep ties with sports car racing. The brand’s founder, Philippe Charriol, is a keen racing car driver and the Maison enjoys a long tradition of motorsports sponsorship. In keeping with the passionate inspiration behind this watch, the GRAN CELTICA is taking on a sportier allure as the traditional cable strap is swapped out for a sleek, stainless steel chain link bracelet.
Founder Philippe Charriol adds: “This is a watch that I embodies my love of motorsports, and it has deep meaning for me. As a high-performance timepiece, it will appeal to all men who appreciate the thrill and skill of motorsports, and who are looking for a great accessory to express this sporting attitude.” The Pre-Basel 2015 limited edition GRAN CELTICA™ Automatic Chronograph is a rare beast, sporty and stylish, bringing the thrill of the race to the every day.
Forever stays fresh with playful colours
With a selection of 10 vibrant new colours, this spring, the Forever collection, one of Charriol’s most popular jewellery ranges, revisits the Maison’s iconic cable design. These playful bangle sets follow the fashion-led inspirations of our Creative Designer, Coralie Charriol-Paul, with colourful artistic input provided from the Brand’s Art Director, Alexandre Charriol, who is also a well-known artist in his own right. Alex looked to his current collection of paintings for this striking colour palette, which complements Coralie’s remarkable designs.
Evoking a fairytale-meets-rock mood, these bangles and rings are framed by rose gold or black, in rainbow shades that echo the urban-folk trends that continue to populate the runways. Coloured cables, in pale blue, peach, pink, navy-blue, violet and pistachio green are teamed with rose gold for a fresh look that will enliven any outfit, year-round. Bracelets edged with black are a canvas for cables in fuchsia, cobalt blue, green or charcoal in what is our most modern interpretation yet of our signature motif. As Alexandre says: “Introducing such a spectrum of colour is a new step for Charriol, but I wanted to give consumers the opportunity to really express themselves with these shades. As an artist, I know that all the colours have similar hues so they are designed to all look great when mixed and matched.”
Add a dash of urban chic to work or weekend wear and stack the trendy bangles for true arm candy. Designed for women, men can match their partners’ style by wearing the rings from a chain for a more rugged look.
- Movement: Quartz, calibre ETA, hour, minute, small second Case Steel 316L – All Steel or Pink Gold gold plated versions
- Diameter: 30mm
- Dial: White Mother-of-Pearl Bracelet Six cables bracelet, with decor clips, chain and security clasp
- Choice of five steel and five pink gold plated chains – Starlet, Gorgeous, Romeo, Double Trouble or sunny Day
- Choice of eight steel and six pink gold plated clips – Logo, Everlast, Ocean Echoes, Lovebug, Name it Love, Disco Heart, Snow Flake, Snowman Price From 1’900 to 2’500 CHF
- Available March 2015
GRAN CELTICA™ SuperSports
- Movement: Mechanical automatic ETA Valjoux 7750 calibre with personalized oscillating weight
- Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, chronograph
- Case: Polished and satin-finish 316L steel, diameter 46mm, cambered sapphire crystal, transparent back
- Dial Silver-toned guilloche, Arabic numerals, turbine-wheel small seconds, brand’s corporate prune color Super Luminova Bracelet Steel 316L with polished satin-finish links, steel folding clasp
- Price: 3’590 CHF
- Available: March 2015
- Material: Steel and stainless steel cables
- Finish: Black and pink gold PVD steel bangles, PVD steel 2mm cables – cobalt or pale blue, peach, pink, navy-blue, pistachio green, fuchsia, green, charcoal
- Size: bangle size S to L (15.5cm to 17,5cm)
- Price: From 200 to 300 CHF
- Available: June 2015