Luxury Watchmaker Philippe Charriol Dies in a Race Crash at La Castellet

Founder of luxurious Swiss watch model Charriol, Philippe Charriol, aged 77 died whereas having fun with one in every of his best ardour: Racing.

Having competed in many races together with the French GT Championship and Trophee Andros, an ice racing collection in France, Charriol was “one of the 20 fastest men on ice in a car” reported by South China Morning Post in 2006. While he had loved the ‘vive la adrenaline’ from racing automobiles, it was additionally the very sport that killed him, on the Le Castellet observe in the south of France.

“During a car-racing session that was taking place on the Paul Ricard circuit. French driver Philippe Charriol was the victim of an accident on the Mistral straight,” circuit director Stephane Clair stated in a assertion. And regardless of emergency therapy given by on-site medics, Charriol ultimately succumbed to his accidents on the best way to a hospital in Marseille Timone.

The model Charriol was based by Philippe Charriol in 1983. The model specialises in fragrance, equipment as properly and watches and jewelry licensed by Cofinluxe. One of the signatures of his model was the motif Charriol created utilizing gold or metal cable.

In a heartfelt tribute, President and Directeur Général Jean-Pierre Grivory of Cofinluxe expressed his appreciation for the 45-year lengthy friendship with Philippe Charriol.

“His enthusiasm and his creativity will remain the DNA of the brand he created under his name that we have the duty to make survive and develop in dedication to his memory.” – Cofinluxe President and Directeur Général Jean-Pierre Grivory

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