Celtic Legacy: A Legacy is Born


It was 1983 when a young Philippe Charriol sought to bring his spirit of bon vivant to the world with a knack for artful living and an eye for technical mastery. It was the debut of the Celtic Collection, his first, and with this elegant timepiece a legacy was born. A twist of fate would lead him to the masterful beauty of intricate and ancient metal work, inspiration which he then imbued precious materials, luxurious codes and a modern spirit.

Thirty-seven years later, in honor of his passing, Philippe’s original stroke of genius is reimagined and redesigned. A new watch for a new decade, the Celtic Legacy is a fitting celebration of the life of a visionary entrepreneur and creative soul.

An Icon Reimagined

The Celtic Legacy is the epitome of an icon – a simple, timeless classic that features new slim architecture while revisiting the shapes and codes of Charriol. The entire Maison and Creative Director – and newly appointed Chairwoman Coralie Charriol, worked in the search for a line that honored its founder, her father’s life’s work.

“As we looked ahead to 2020, a new decade and new chapter, we knew we wanted to find a really special way to honor Dad. We spent time combing through the archives, understanding the enormous heritage that he built. Nothing seemed to capture his spirit quite like the original: The Celtic Collection. We are so proud to have remade it, just like I’ll be proud to wear it and share it with the world. It’s the most fitting way to honor his life and to keep his memory at hand.”

Coralie Charriol

Similar to its original iteration, The Celtic Legacy is offered in two versions: women’s and men’s, subtle variations that play with the establish Charriol design codes – fine cable encircles each case. The updated design features a thinner bezel and therefore more open dial. The crown is set at 4:30 and the seconds sub-dial at 7:00 – ideal proportions that set off a balanced and clear dial made with refined materials and details. The collection will be available in July 2020.

Feminine Charm: Round-the-Clock Elegance

For the Charriol Woman, the Celtic Legacy presents a slender silhouette – its mother-of-pearl dial is decorated with 10 diamond indexes and 28 diamonds punctuating the sub-dial. Signature to Charriol is the bracelet of twisted 18kt gold cable, which comes in two widths: 5 cables of 2 mm each for the 24 mm diameter case or 6 cables for the 30 mm case model. This full yellow gold version add a hint of luxurious brightness to the wrist of the wearer – a woman who combines elegance and precision at all times in her own unique style.

Masculine Grandeur: Striking Simplicity

For its men’s counterpart, the Celtic Legacy merges simplicity with impactful design. The men’s models, which measure 40mm in diameter, feature a white porcelain dial with Roman numerals and a black leather with double folding clasp strap. Infused with classic style, the Celtic Legacy is the perfect piece for the man who knows that today, less is more.

Technical specifications CELTIC LEGACY
Case:Yellow Gold case size 24, 30 and 40mm
Dials:White Mother-of-Pearl with 38 white diamonds, White porcelain with 11 Roman Number appliques index
Movement: Swiss-made ETA quartz movement, hours, minutes, seconds at sub-dial set at 7’oclock
Bracelet: 5 or 6 yellow gold torsade cables 2mm, black calf leather
Price:13’000 to 17’500 CHF
Available: Five months from order

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