Introducing Chalonne, a new collection of ultra-premium Apple Watch straps that bridge the gap between fine jewelry and technology. Designed in Bel-Air and crafted by the premiere French leather goods artisans of Jean Rousseau, Chalonne straps offer a luxurious, new way to express your unique individuality and style.
Founder and Designer Carlye Morgan conceived of Chalonne while shopping for her first Apple Watch. After looking for straps that complemented her unique personal style, she found few options that featured luxe materials like diamonds or gold.
“I didn’t want to compromise my personal style in order to have the latest technology on my wrist. A watch is a piece of jewelry, like anything else a woman puts on every day to express her personality and feel confident, and she should enjoy wearing it.” Carlye recalls.
Enamored by the arts at a young age, Carlye studied art and architecture in Spain and Italy and set out to bring that distinctive European style to the Apple Watch strap landscape. Today, the impeccable craftsmanship of the artisans at Jean Rousseau combined with the finest, ethically sourced materials available have brought her vision to life. Brilliant diamonds, freshwater pearls, and lustrous 14k gold are intermixed with rich leathers and exotic hides including lizard, stingray, and alligator which converge on the wrist to create a distinctive look.
Each strap is designed with a nod to a woman who has inspired Carlye’s personal journey. The eye-catching straps from the Bijou Collection, like the Frances and the Katherine, feature diamonds set in 14k white gold. Straps from Classique Collection, like the Ali, feature rich alligator in essential colors and textures.
“Clothing, jewelry and accessories are a form of self-expression. Now women can select an Apple Watch strap that complements and elevates their everyday statement of style,” says Carlye.
The first offering from Chalonne, featuring thirteen styles for the uncompromising woman, showcases the best in design and craftsmanship. Ranging in price from $650-$8,295, each Chalonne strap evokes a sense of confidence and impeccable elegance. The collection will be available on Chalonne.com, and at the Jean Rousseau Paris boutique-atelier in New York City.
Chalonne’s commitment to female empowerment through expression extends beyond the collection to the company ethos. For every strap sold on their website, Chalonne makes a donation to a selected non-profit that champions economic opportunities, physical health and the inner strength of women everywhere. For its inaugural launch, Chalonne is proud to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, whose mission is advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer.
About the Founder
Chalonne is the passion project of Carlye Morgan, a seasoned executive who spent more than two decades in advertising and brand management, creating compelling marketing campaigns for Sony Pictures, L’Oreal, Nabisco and Frito-Lay. As a mom and Southern California native, Carlye’s unique blend of elegant style and practical function are evident in each strap she designs.
About Jean Rousseau Paris
Manufacture Jean Rousseau’s watch straps and leather goods draw on expertise that has been recognized for over sixty years by the most prestigious watch brands. Each item is meticulously crafted to guarantee exceptional quality. A skilled and enthusiastic team creates items that meet the highest standards every day. Combining creativity and innovation with a cultural and artisanal heritage, Maison Jean Rousseau is distinguished by the “Living Heritage Companies“ label.