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Charriol Takes to the Waves in Celebration of its 40th Year

Coralie Charriol-Paul. Photo courtesy of Charriol

The Swiss luxury house revisits the island of Siargao for the unveiling of its latest collection of surf watches

As a renowned watch and jewelry brand, Charriol has had a intertwined history with the Philippines. Having been a regular destination for its founder Philippe Charriol, the Pearl of the Orient has cemented itself as one of the brand’s closest ties in Asia. 

Marking a significant milestone in their history, Charriol took to the isles of Siargao in celebration of the brand’s 40th anniversary. Currently helming the brand, Coralie Charriol commemorated this occasion by hosting a dinner at Maison Bukana, a private beachfront villa known for its views of the island coastline. 

Charriol extended invitations to multiple prominent figures based on the island. Featuring a diverse range of guests, the invitees ranged from artists, business owners, and local surfers who were present to celebrate the brand’s anniversary.

Maison Bukana Private Villa Photo by Mati Olivieri

Accompanied by the sound of waves lapping against the shore, guests were also treated to a culinary journey courtesy of Roots, a Siargao-based restaurant. A six-course dinner awaited guests, featuring a fusion of local flavors and international cuisines sourced from local ingredients found within the island. Roots aims to elevate the casual dining experience through fusions between the Spanish, Italian, Mexican and Portuguese heritage of its founders. They also showcase their culinary experience from across the globe, and integrate their curiosity for Filipino ingredients into each dish. 

At the height of the evening, Charriol unveiled the Saint-Tropez Navigator Collection to celebrate its 40th year. The new line of timepieces aims to capture Coralie’s passion for surfing, serving as one of the house’s first surf watches. With a capacity to remain water resistant at a hundred meters, the Saint-Tropez Navigator was specifically built to withstand high-impact waves. To commemorate Coralie Charriol’s pension for the tides, the house takes to the surfing capital of the Philippines for the release of the house’s first sea-worthy timepiece.

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