The Swiss luxury watch brand CHARRIOL was present at the second edition of “French Riviera Classic”, the salon for classic racing cars, prestige and collector boats, which took place on the Riviera during the weekend of 16th October. Passionate car and boat enthusiasts congregated in the Allianz stadium where they could also discover Charriol’s own splendid racing car, the CHARRIOL SF10.
Marie-Olga Charriol interacted with a large and interested audience, who came to admire the unique racing car, which has been driven by her husband Philippe Charriol on a number of occasions.
The Salon continues to be a real success, and visitors could also discover the legendary Aston Martin driven by James Bond in Goldeneye, and attend the auction sale of exceptional Ferraris.
It was also an opportunity for the family run watchmaking brand to present the timepiece created specifically in honour of the brand’s own super-car: the CHARRIOL GRAN CELTICA Supersports Automatic Chronograph. This watch, with its sleek curves and immaculate finishings – just like on a racing car – was a resounding success at the show.
Charriol was not at this show by chance, as Philippe Charriol, creator and founder of the brand has long been passionate about motor racing. Having been a serious racing driver for many years, Philippe drew upon his experience to create a custom-built car. Working in tandem with renowned designer Yacouba, the vehicle was designed specially for the Charriol brand.
It is behind the wheel of this gem, with 589 horse-power that Philippe Charriol and his team delight in competing annually for the CHARRIOL Racing Trophy V DE V S1 category, which they win each time.
Philippe Charriol recently tackled the Magny-Cours circuit and was also active in the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit in March for the 4H GT endurance, at the Mugello Circuit in Italy in April and Dijon-Prenois in June and the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France in late August. The next race meet will take place in Portugal with the tenth edition of the Endurance GT / Tourisme on the 6th, 7th and 8th November on a 4.182 km circuit.
These thrilling activities offer another chance for CHARRIOL to highlight the house motto – “The Art of Living Differently”, both in the field of sports but also on another field – that of Women’s Polo.
Passionate about this feminine but challenging sport, Marie-Olga Charriol has sought in recent years to bring women’s polo to the fore by organising the CHARRIOL Ladies Cup. The chic French city of Deauville, which recently hosted an edition of the Ladies Polo Cup, is currently running a visual arts installation, the ‘contact sheet festival’ from October 17th to November 29th.
The programme interrogates and reveals the multiple identities of the city through the medium of photography. Included in the exhibition is the CHARRIOL women’s polo team, seen in sublime portraits of the players proudly wearing the brand colours and livery.