Charriol is a Swiss brand that has been known to my community for a while now. I was wearing a few pieces from their iconic St-Tropez collection for the L’Officiel Monaco editorial last year. Later you could have seen me occasionally wearing their pieces, especially the love bangle and necklaces. I am enchanted by designs created by Charriol. Their timeless wire motif used in their jewellery and watches represents me a lot and suits my style like a glove. I love how versatile this jewellery is and can be day and night accessories. Most of their pieces can be stacked together in order to create an impeccable look. Stylish, sophisticated and with a Swiss quality. On top of it, the brand (that is as old as me) is led by a woman, whose charisma and charm contribute a lot to the image of the brand. Coralie Charriol didn’t have an easy task. She had to take over the company after her father’s death and improve it while still keeping the brand’s DNA and identity. Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Charriol at the most famous and luxurious Watch fair – Watches and Wonders. I was able to have a sneak peek at the novelties and ask Coralie some questions regarding the new collection.
During Watches and Wonders, Charriol presented many new pieces that will be soon available in the boutiques and online. Today I would like to share with you some watches and jewellery that gave me coup de coeur.
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Let’s start with the new St-Tropez Cruise. Charriol Signature Watch.
The St-TropezTM Cruise is the foundational piece of the next generation of St-TropezTM watches. A newly designed case is engraved with the Charriol moniker on the bezel. The face is classic and uncluttered, and the design is available in three colours and in two sizes (28 and 36. A choice in proportion, but always classic and refined. The St-TropezTM Cruise is offered in two movements, quartz for the main line, with a few select sizes offered in automatic.
The sportiest iteration in the new generation of Navigator watches the St-TropezTM Surf channels the pulsing energy of a morning surf break. Constructed for an active lifestyle, the mechanics are automatic, the back open to display the mainspring that keeps time by the natural movement of its wearer. The font is carried over from the St-TropezTM redesign. Tall letter forms, elongated closed counters and geometric proportions – with the second counter extended to the bezel in order to add a sense of precision. The second hand is presented as a plum-coloured lightning rod. A personal effect borrowed from Coralie’s adventure vehicle of choice, her beloved surfboard. The 36m Surf Diver is offered in two materials, POLYMER (white, turquoise and black) and metal (mixed metal and gold). Perfectly at home from Rincón to Navarre. The Surf Watch is a confident timepiece, robust in both composition and practice and perfectly fit for a life of high velocity.
For those partial to the call of foreign lands, the St-TropezTM GMT offers all the technical functions required for a wayfaring lifestyle. The hardworking timepiece offers dual time standard and GMT. The result is an intricate face, packed with mechanisms designed to offer optimal information. Count seconds, hours and days across time zones and continents with two additional hands. One features the signature St-TropezTM oblate oval link, the other a stylized lightning bolt. The GMT maintains the boldness of the Cruise but adds substance with screws set around the bezel. When every second counts, and you have to keep time on the go, the St- St-TropezTM GMT is a watch designed to match your own sense of optimal purpose.
Inspired by the glow and glamour of St-TropezTM on a balmy summer evening newest St-TropezTM. It’s my most loved watch that I could wear in all the colours.
It’s a 40th Anniversary Glitter watch that commits to making a lustrous entrance. The dial is at once simplified and embellished – the face reduced to a dusting of shimmering glitter. The bezel is anchored with a round of diamonds, and the stainless steel case, strap and signature chain present a unifying colour palette, allowing the radiance of the glittered face to set the tone. A watch designed for dancing and dazzling, time will fly in the St-TropezTM Glitter.
St. Tropez Forever Butterfly
A 32 mm Swiss-made watch in stainless steel with gold plated finishing, powered by a Swiss quartz movement. The vivid dial features a kaleidoscopic butterfly,
a reaffirming symbol of rebirth and transformation. Shapely and handsomely rendered, the figure is encased in an orbicular frame, playfully askew in a whimsical manner. The rainbow pattern is offset by two hands rendered in striking white, while the hour counters are marked with diamond stones. The rigid bracelet – housing 9 steel cables, with a folding clasp – allows the Forever watch to be worn tightly or more loosely on the wrist like a Forever bangle.
The latest Charriol Slim is precious indeed. Designed to catch the eye with the intricacy, vibrancy and allure of semi-precious stones. The expansive dial is where true beauty lies – 34mm framed by the thinnest bezel. Offering a face that is ample and enticing, the perfect style to frame a copious simili of lapis, malachite and tiger’s eye. Mirroring the elegance of the bezel, the hands are long and slender, and the hour indexes are set with twelve tasteful diamonds. A celebration of materiality, the exquisite watch matches each precious stone to a signature Charriol colour. Lapis with steel, malachite with yellow gold, and tiger’s eye with rose gold. Offering a bold impression that makes a stylish, unforgettable statement.
St-Tropez For Him
TIME_MECHANIC- LIMITED EDITION
For the first time since its debut, St-TropezTM is welcoming the boys. The St-TropezTM Surf GMT offers all the technical functions required for a sporting lifestyle. The hardworking timepiece is automatic rather than quartz and offers dual time. Standard and GMT, set on the outer edge in a contrasting colourway. The result is a face that is intricate yet readable, packed with mechanisms designed to offer optimal information. Count seconds, hours and days with a date display and two additional hands, one featuring the signature St-TropezTM oblate oval link tipped in red, the other a stylized lightning bolt. The Men’s GMT is offered in 41m, and screws set around the bezel lend a sense of durability and good measure.
I hope there were some watches in this collection that you liked. My personal choice is the St. Tropez Glitter Watch in purple. I fell in love with this beautiful, original and colourful piece. Which one will be your coup de coeur?
As always with love,
Bella Zofia xx
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