I remember when I was in college it was during the late 90′s when watches were one of the popular gifts for graduation specifically the iconic Charriol watch. At that that time, it was THE watch to have. In fact, a lot of my classmates and I wanted one or their Cable Bracelet. Thanks to my parents I got both as presents!
Fast forward to the 2000′s when I was working in ABS-CBN Publishing, I had the honor to style Philippe Charriol’s daughter Coralie for the cover of Metro Magazine. I remember her being glamorous and stylish. She was nice and friendly towards me. She was also happy to know about my Charriol watch story.
Last week, I was invited to Charriol’s luxury getaway and presentation of the brand’s St-Tropez Style Collection. I also found out that Philippe Charriol’s son Alexandre was going to join the event. I knew he is an artist but I didn’t realize till later that he is now the VP of Philippe Charriol International and he personally designed their latest collection. I was excited!
Time for the Charriol getaway!
Nothing says welcome more than a drink with an umbrella and a big fat steak for lunch, haha!
Guests were treated with their own villas
If I could, I would bring these faux shells at home. LOL
“Survivor Charriol:” Outwit, outlast, OUTFIT!
Charriol prepared themed activities so I packed some of my favorite robes and tunics for the beach.
Welcome gifts from Charriol
I read our itinerary and guests were encouraged to relax—I love it! As soon as I unpacked, I wasted no time—I changed into my beach attire and booked a massage agad-agad!
All relaxed and pampered. It’s time for the Charriol sunset soiree! Ahhhhhhh! Check out the fabulous set-up !
With the man of the cocktail hour Alexadre Charriol looking casual and cool. We’re twinning in white.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet my Charriol crew! No one told me complete casting pala dito! LOL
At the Charriol Sunset Soiree: Mika Martinez, Charina Sarte, Charmaine Palermo, Divine Lee, Victor Basa, Nix Alanon, Jonathan Jackson, Rajo Laurel, Tim Yap, Ruffa Gutierrez, Jordan Mouyal, Phem Barranda, and Alexander Charriol
It was a full moon on our first night. After cocktails, it was off to dinner and some serious dancing. Cue: “tugsh…tugsh…tugsh…”
The money shot! Alexandre proved he lives and breathes the brand—HTT (head to toe) in Charriol! Boom.
Day 1 was quite tame for some, like me. Got back to my room before midnight and woke up refreshed at freakin’ 5:30 am!
SO, guess who was one of the firsts at the Charriol St-Tropez brunch and presentation?!
The early bird got to style her own Charriol product shots, haha! I used flowers found in the island and propped the Charriol St-Tropez watch on a wooden bench with the perfect ray of sunlight hitting the face. I love my job!
Spotlight on Charriol's latest St-Tropez Collection
The St-Tropez Style is crafted from stainless steel and features Charriol’s hallmark twisted cable strap. A white mother of pearl bezel and dial is etched with an exclusive guilloché pattern supplemented by polished counters at 3, 9 and 12 o’clock. A small seconds dial is shown at 6 o’clock and the Charriol logo appears at 12 o’clock. Each timepiece is made in Switzerland and contains a quartz movement. The clips and bracelet can be easily removed and interchanged, with a maximum of two clips around the strap. An optional variant with a pink-gold plated case and detailing is also available.
The St-Tropez Style also includes intriguing clasps to clip around the cabled watch strap. Six different designs celebrate the eternal themes of love and adventure:
‘Ocean Echoes’ is seashell clip perfect for those with a traveller spirit while the ‘Name It Love’ in rose gold keep romance close to hand
Charriol’s now-iconic St-Tropez watch for women captures all the glitz and glamour of the famous French Riviera town.
‘Everlast’ shows the intricate Charriol insignia decorated with cubic zirconia stones
Characterized by a mother of pearl bezel and elegant chain bracelet, the St-Tropez timepieces are exceptionally elegant. The latest addition to the range, St-Tropez Style, combines personality with femininity.
How sweet love can be, with heart-shaped ‘Disco Heart’ clasps? The whimsical ‘Lovebug’ brings luck and reminds us that love is in the air!
Charriol jewellery is crafted in Switzerland and Germany; timepieces are handmade in Switzerland. Visit www.charriol.com
Go bold with bracelets that symbolize strength and empowerment: “Starlet” is for free spirits, delicately embellished with sparkling cubic zirconia stones; “Gorgeous” is strong and sophisticated, accented with white pearls. “Romeo” is for incurable romantics, with a double heart design. Show a cheeky side with “Double Trouble” or stay happy with the endless, infinity shapes of “Sunny Day”.
What better way to showcase the latest St-Tropez Collection from Charriol than a runway face off with models wearing the iconic watches and clad in designer Charina Sarte’s beachwear collection, directed by Robby Carmona of SAGA Events.
Someone won a special prize for posting the best Charriol #mysttropezstyle photos on Instagram. Woohoo!
I won the award for Best Photos on Instagram for the #MyStTropezStyle. Thanks, Alexandre, Thibaud and Anton for the fab gift!
Star style. Phoemela Barranda with Charriol Regional Sales Director Thibaud Jaouen and SSI Group President Anton Huang
To cap off the night, the VP of Philippe Charriol International Alexander Charriol jumped into the pool! Gotta love the vibe of this guy!
With a watch brand as successful and iconic as Charriol the question is, how to keep the collections fresh and exciting? Accessorize the accessory! Thanks to Alexandre’s cool and clever designs, Charriol’s future is bright and blinged out.
This Valentine’s day, fall truly, madly, deeply in love with the new St-Tropez Style, a new sophisticated way to tell the time… with a twist.
Thank you Alexandre Charriol, Thibaud Jaouen, Alex Jentes, SSI, Anton Huang, Malu Francisco, Susan Joven, Danica Jeanger and Jenny Gapan of Visions & Expression, SAGA Events and friends for a memorable time! It was truly one for the books.
In the Philippines, Charriol is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) – a member of the SSI Group – and is located at Greenbelt 4, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Tower, Gateway Mall, SM Mall of Asia, 158 Designers’ Boulevard Alabang Town Center, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Midtown, Newport Resorts World, The Podium, Rustan’s Ayala Cebu, Abreeza Davao and Limketkai Cagayan de Oro.