Here’s an interesting watch from Charriol, a member of their Gran Celtica collection. Namely, we’re talking about the Gran Celtica SuperSportS, equipped with an automatic chronograph movement. This is a limited edition of 30 watches, combining sporty and stylish designs, which altogether produces a memorable look. Talking about the new timepiece, Philippe Charriol, founder of the brand, said that this is a watch that embodies his love of motorsports, and it has deep meaning for him. He also added that as a high-performance timepiece, it will appeal to all men who appreciate the thrill and skill of motorsports, and who are looking for a great accessory to express this sporting attitude.
So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at this watch, shall we? First things first – the case. The new Gran Celtica SuperSportS features a large steel case measuring 46 mm in diameter, with polished and satin finishes. On the front, we notice a sturdy cambered sapphire crystal, and on the right side of the case, we have three matching components, the screwed crown and two pushers for the chronograph. Next, we have a transparent case-back, which allows us to take a look at the movement and its cool details, including the personalized oscillating weight. When it comes to water resistance, this timepiece will have no problems, as it can withstand depths of up to 100 meters. Sounds great!
Moving on to the dial, and here we have a lot to see, starting with the very neat small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock, with a turbine-wheel design that incorporates Charriol’s signature prune color. Complementing this, we have two more sub-dials, at 12 ad 6 o’clock positions. Those are the 30-minute chronograph counter and the 12-hour chronograph counter, respectively. They also feature prune color, namely on their hands. The dial itself is silver-toned, and it’s visually enhanced with guilloche pattern. At the center of the dial, you’ll notice a trio of hands, the first two being for hours and minutes, and there’s also hand for seconds, featuring Charriol’s logo. For better visibility, the hour and minute hands also feature Superluminova in prune color. Finally, if we take a look at 3 o’clock position on the dial, we’ll notice two more indications, one for day and one for date.
Powering this sporty timepiece is an automatic movement, the caliber ETA Valjoux 7750. One of the most prominent functions here is certainly the chronograph, and in addition to that we have day, date, and central hours, minutes, and seconds. The movement itself can be seen through the transparent case-back.
Last, but not least, we have a nice sporty bracelet – the Gran Celtica SuperSportS is fitted with a steel bracelet, which perfectly matches the case and emphasizes the sporty look of this watch. Its polished satin-finish links also five the watch an elegant look. Making sure the bracelet stays firmly on the wrist, we have a folding clasp, again, made of steel. As for the financial stuff, each Gran Celtica SuperSportS is priced at 3,590 CHF.