The new timepieces from Charles Jourdan are attention grabbers for the right reasons.
Boasting a façade with a clear expanse for a dial, a bold bracelet and a bezel that is instantly noticed, the Charles Jourdan Patron Collection CJ1096 is a watch that grabs attention.
For this series, the watches for men come with a 40mm diameter while for ladies, the watches clock in at a more petite 36mm in diameter. On all models, at the 3 o’clock position is a useful date aperture. The models CJ1096-1317D, CJ1096-1537D and CJ1096-1737D come in steel with white dial, rose gold with black dial, black/rose gold with black dial colours. Also in the same vein are the CJ1096-1617D, CJ1096-1887D and CJ1096-1577D which come in rose gold/steel with white dial, blue/rose gold with blue dial and rose gold with rose gold dial. These watches are installed with sword hands and genuine diamond markers. These are great options at 40mm diameter for ladies who want something larger for their wrists or for men who want something a little more luxurious.
The CJ1096-2357D (with white mother of pearl dial), CJ1096-2537D and CJ1096- 2737D have similar aesthetics but they come in a smaller diameter of 36mm instead. Adding to the collection with the same look are the CJ1096-2657D, CJ1096- 2887D and CJ1096-2577D models. They have steel/rose gold with white mother of pearl dial, blue/rose gold with blue dial and rose gold with rose gold dial respectively. For the models CJ1096-2382, CJ1096-2612, CJ1096-2882 steel with black dial, rose gold/steel with white dial and blue/rose gold with black dial colours, they have slim baton hands and markers. These are made for women seeking a 36mm diameter watch. For similar aesthetics in a men’s 40mm diameter version, the models are CJ1096-1382, CJ1096-1612 and CJ1096-1882.
Looking at the choices available, it is clear that both men and women can own the same design. All of these models come with
a solid steel ‘H’ link bracelet that is unique in nature. A butterfly clasp acts as a worthy end to these bracelets as they strap themselves ergonomically to the wrist. The integrated bracelet is given a matching colour to the case and complements the dial in a most attractive manner.
All indications and hands are powered by a reliable and accurate Japanese quartz movement that sits hidden by the embossed solid caseback. The case of the watch ensures a water resistance of 30m. All of the cases are made using solid stainless steel upon which is affixed the fully transparent sapphire crystal that allows for maximum visibility of the dial.
Made with the intention to appeal to discerning individuals, the Charles Jourdan CJ1096 enters the fray as a serious contender for an all-round sports watch. With its myriad of choices of dial, case and bracelet combinations for both men and ladies, Charles Jourdan has put forth a timepiece that will satisfy every desire. They are priced from RM1,288 to RM1,600.