Perfect Timing: Charles Jourdan introduces Patron Collection
MEDIA FEATURE by Joyce Fan of L'officiel, July 2, 2019
With its myriad of timepieces that emanate elegant sportiness with an enigmatic touch, the Charles Jourdan Patron Collection has much to offer.
A famed French designer with a long history of undeniable influence, fashion enthusiasts and industry players identify Charles Jourdan as an innovator of his era.
While the respected icon is best known for redefining women’s shoes with his creations dating back to 1919, his sons had brought his legacy to greater heights through the ingenious use of innovative materials without disregarding the House’s tried-and-true traditions.
Fast forward to the present, the brand is no longer contained to just glamorous footwear as it ventures into the world of watches with exciting releases that perpetually push the boundaries of design possibilities while exhibiting a legacy of quality, craftsmanship and innovation.
The Patron Collection CJ1096 by Charles Jourdan is a fine example of its watch category, entering the fray as a serious contender for a modern and versatile sports-inspired watch. Boasting a polished façade with a clear expanse of the dial face, a bold bracelet and an eye-catching bezel, lucky owners of the series will relish in a timepiece that is worthy of every moment of attention.
Offered in different combinations of metal and finishes such as steel, rose gold, black/rose gold, rose gold/steel and blue/ rose gold, and dial colours in white, black, blue and rose gold, a selection of the CJ1096 models feature sleek sword hands and genuine diamond-markers.
These models in solid and more generously sized 40 mm diameter sit just as well with ladies seeking a more ample timepiece for their wrists as well as with men wanting a contemporary timepiece that is discreetly luxurious.
Otherwise, the more petite of these CJ1096 references in a diameter of 36 mm serves as equally delightful alternatives for the ladies, especially with an additional white mother of pearl dial option that comes in all-steel and steel/ rose gold versions.
Next in line are the more streamlined CJ1096 iterations with slim baton hands and markers that come in variations of steel, rose gold and blue-tone finishes with white and black dials, also available in a unisex-friendly 40 mm diameter, and also 36 mm that caters more to the ladies.
All the CJ1096 models from Charles Jourdan’s Patron Collection come outfitted with a stylish yet timeless solid steel ‘H’ link bracelet together with a comfortable butterfly clasp that straps ergonomically to the wrist of its wearer. Beyond the attractive dials, a fully transparent sapphire crystal reveals the refined details on the watch face accented with a useful date aperture located at the 3 o’clock position.
Last but by no means least, the indications and hands are driven by a reliable and accurate Japanese quartz movement sitting within a sturdy stainless steel case with water resistance of up to 30 m.