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Perfect Timing

TALKING TO PHILIPPE CHARRIOL is like having lunch in Paris. Every well-rounded syllable is reminiscent of garlic and snails, fine Bordeaux and confit de Canard.

Friday, 14 March, 2008, 12:00am

Time to Impress

Watchmaker Philippe Charriol enjoys the fine things in life.

1. Dodge Viper or Corvette 58 McCarty

'The essential summer car.'

2. Coloured shirts and coloured ties

'I don't like monochrome. Colour is very important to my state of mind.'

3. Gold Charriol watch with diamonds

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Time of the essence as stolen bling is replaced

A few years ago, actress Kenix Kwok Ho-ying and husband Frankie Lam Man-lung's Sai Kung house was robbed of more than HK$1 million in cash, jewellery and watches. In small compensation, she was given a new timepiece by Swiss brand Charriol this week for appearing at the launch of its latest collection.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Communicating global success

Communication is often hailed as the cornerstone of relationships, and it can be even more so when it comes to the globalised business world and middle management.

This rings true especially for Antoine Lecomte, who moved to Hong Kong a few years ago as an associate export manager in charge of the Asian market for the luxury brand, Charriol.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Spark of Zeus ignites empire

It's an inviting colour. By means of tinted ceiling lights and the lacquered gloss finish on the furniture and fittings, the warm and regal hue of plum - a serene shade of purple - pervades Charriol's boutique in Central as it does in the brand's 76 boutiques and 485 'corners' in 78 countries around the world.

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Brand switches to a more classic look

Creating a product that has global appeal can be an unforgiving task. In the watch industry, a recent trend for larger watches has been a much bigger hit in Europe than in Asia. The trend for bejewelled watches with more bling than body has been adored by the United States, Asian and Middle Eastern markets, but has been less popular in Europe.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

Time traveller brings success story to event

Luxury watchmaker Philippe Charriol will share his knowledge of launching and building a global brand with industry players at this year's fair

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

The great Escapade

Charriol has launched its Escapade V handbag collection just in time for the travelling season. Created by Coralie Charriol, the collection is designed for the jetset and is inspired by far-flung destinations such as Rome, Rio de Janeiro and Casablanca.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Driving into the male market

Companies can spend millions of dollars building and promoting a brand image through store design, quality, packaging, products, advertising campaigns and customer service.

But it is difficult to change public perception after an brand's image has been established.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

Handy bag

Love it or loathe it, bags for men are here to stay. Things are about to get a whole lot better (or worse) with Charriol's new line of leather goods for men, designed by creative director Coralie Charriol. The Actor collection promises a practical yet fashionable range of men's luggage and bags that project 'class and style' for any jetsetter.

20 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

She loves it chic

Classy accessories for the woman with style

Enamel and leather belt ($2,300), from Valentino

Lingerie from Marguerite Lee (gift of a $1,380 Louisa Lee bathrobe for purchases of more than $3,000)

Escapade Aspen handbag ($2,700), from Charriol boutiques

Butterfly photograph album ($135) from Prints

12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

A little libido goes a long way

It's the bane of being a reporter to be inundated with banal press releases, but occasionally something amusing crops up, like this one below from artist Alexandre Charriol, son of luxury goods entrepreneur Philippe.

30 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

The Actor takes centre stage

PHILLIPE CHARRIOL has put the Actor collection at centre stage following last year's debut - this time in 18-carat yellow gold.

Charriol was one of the first brands to predict that yellow gold would be back in favour this year, following strong preferences for rose and white gold in previous years.

14 May 2004 - 12:00am

Presents for everyone

The season of giving is with us again and, as the city's malls fill with eager shoppers, here is a selection of choice gift ideas to help you beat the last-minute Christmas crush


1. Necklace ($580), Swarovski

2. Lancel wallet ($780) and coin purse ($380)

3. Bowling bag ($4,150), Salvatore Ferragamo

5 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

The 'Actor' takes to Time Square

The man behind the watch and jewellery brand Philippe Charriol (right) is in town to open his third boutique. Located in Times Square, it will be the first in Hong Kong to be decked out in what they have cleverly named the 'Prune Concept'.

Just what does that mean? Simply put, it means that there will be plum-coloured paint on the walls.

13 Nov 2003 - 12:00am