The next time you peer into your closet and feel a little uninspired by what you see, don’t head for the stores to buy new clothes just yet. Instead, the solution to your fashion emergency might lie in an unexpected place: your jewelry box. “We all have the desire to express ourselves through what we wear.” says Carlye Morgan, the Founder and CEO of Chalonne. What we sometimes forget is that one accessory, carefully chosen, can have the power to transform any outfit. We love having options, and Chalonne is providing women with high-quality watch bands to tailor their Apple Watch for any occasion.
Chalonne is the creator of luxury Apple Watch bands for women, and since its inception in 2019, the company has quickly found a loyal customer base. “We elevate your Apple Watch band so it feels more like a luxury accessory,” Carlye says “by including solid 14K gold, diamonds, gemstone, shearling, stingray and pony hair. We are about the power of the imagination, sophistication and style.”
As you have probably heard, Chalonne Apple Watch bands are praised for their quality. Chalonne’s goal is to create stylish, luxury watch bands by focusing on original design, the highest quality materials, and artisan craftsmanship. “We want to offer our customers a premium option that can be easily switched out on a daily basis depending on the occasion and your personal aesthetics.”
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The Story of Chalonne
As Apple Watches increased in popularity, Carlye identified a need for luxury watch bands for women. “My inspiration for Chalonne emerged organically when I purchased my first Apple Watch a few years ago. I loved my watch and the easy access to all the amazing features and apps, but wasn’t satisfied with the accompanying silicone band. I personally didn’t want to sacrifice my personal style to sport the latest tech. There were many options for bands on the market, but nothing truly luxurious that was high-quality and well-made. Given that the smart watch market is projected to reach almost $100 billion in sales in 2025 and the luxury goods market will hit nearly $400 billion by 2025, it seemed like fertile ground to carve out a niche.” Chalonne now stands proudly at the intersection of luxury and technology.
Superior Quality Watch Bands
One of the biggest initial challenges was finding the right manufacturer in Europe. Chalonne bands are designed with an uncompromising commitment to quality and luxury, and there are not many manufacturers who can live up to that. After an extensive search, Chalonne found the perfect partner in France with 65 years of expertise and artisanal heritage. “They were incredibly enthusiastic and supportive of the Collection from the start. It was clear they could deliver a superb product which was paramount, but they have also been amazing collaborators, working with me to achieve the quality and aesthetic that Chalonne requires.”
Carlye explains that Chalonne’s collection of luxurious Apple Watch bands offers an elegant way to express individuality and style every day. “One thing that makes us unique is the attention we give to the creation process,” she says. “All our bands are designed in Bel-Air, California, and meticulously crafted by artisans in France.” Once a design is ready, a dedicated team of skilled artisans gets to work, handcrafting each band. “That is my favorite part of the process: watching my designs become a reality and also knowing the attention to detail and care that goes into creating every band.”
Carlye states that it was important to ensure the jewelry would withstand daily use. “No matter how beautiful a watch band may be, it needs to be functional, so we did extensive research to develop a technology to lock the jewels inside the lining of the band, which ensures stability while maintaining suppleness and comfort.” Chalonne designs are made with the finest materials possible, including responsibly sourced diamonds, solid 14K gold, and leather rich in European detailing.
Chalonne CEO and Founder Carlye Morgan
Carlye is a passionate world traveler and has traveled abroad in Europe, including in France and Italy. After studying art history at the University of Pennsylvania, she spent a semester abroad in Rome to study Renaissance and Baroque art. She says that her passion for travel and art has inspired her designs.
“Each design is a metaphor of my personal experiences through travel.” she says. Evoking pristine beaches, the scent of dried grass, Venetian architecture or the relentless desert sun, all of Chalonne’s designs are imbued with a sense of time and place. “Specific moments in my travels, throughout my life, have such a visceral quality to them that my designs simply become an expression of those experiences.”
Innovation and quality, Carlye continues, will always be core values of Chalonne. “However, equally important to everyone at my company is making a meaningful contribution to non-profits that support women’s causes, including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We measure our success through what we do for others. We want Chalonne to be a vehicle for change and that goal will be further realized as we continue to grow and thrive