The French jeweler has recently presented its Saint-Honore Charlelie The Line limited edition watch, both an affordable and an original timepiece.
I am not very familiar with Charlelie Couture‘s works, but it seems like some people are. At least, the French jewelry and watch maker Saint Honore risked offering a limited edition timepiece that was created in cooperation with the painter and musician who was born in France, but now lives (and has fun) in the United States.
Judging by the looks of it, the watch is based on the Saint-Honore Orsay model. However, the standard for the line quartz movement has been replaced for a more refined ETA 2824-2 automatic caliber.
Although not particularly unique, the industry work horse is nevertheless decorated with Cotes de Geneva motif and features a Saint-Honore logo on its winding rotor.
Of course, what is the most interesting about this watch, it is the white lacquered line that runs from the upper part of the case through the dial and ends on the lower part.
Not sure that I understood the message of the French painter, but the decoration looks very energetic and even daring, like a powerful sports car speeding on a winding wet motorway.
The dark grey dial and the matt black PVD-treated case with orange accents provide an extremely good background for “The Line.”
Of course, this watch is light years away from real haute horlogerie masterpieces, but as an accessory, it is simply gorgeous. Gorgeous in its simplicity, right.
Saint-Honore Charlelie The Line limited edition watch specification
Movement: ETA 2824-2, 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, automatic, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, date
Power reserve: 38 hours
Case material: Stainless steel, black PVD
Bezel material: Stainless steel, black PVD
Case shape: Square
Bezel shape: Square
Case size: 43.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Dark grey and black
Hands: Steel, painted in orange
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Black leather strap
Case back: Sapphire