Step aside Timex and Rolex… there’s a new luxury watch label on the scene! We are SO excited to tell you all about Chale Watches, a highend timepiece brand that utilizes sustainable materials.
The label just released their new, decadent Tribesman collection. With pieces that will fit any man or woman who loves indulging in timeless and classic fashion.
Moreover, the designs themselves are total and complete showstoppers. However, it’s what’s on the inside, not the outside, that really took our breath away!
Design. Efficient design! What’s so ingenious and fabulous about a Tribesman watch? Chale Watches reveals,
“The Tribesman is an African inspired luxury watch with a sustainable approach. We use sustainable materials in the watch-making process and the watch runs on a solar powered movement which charges by being exposed to artificial and natural light. We also use the innovative fabric Pinatex to make our vegan leather straps and packaging (made from fibers of pineapple leaves).”
Chale Watches-Luxury African Timepiece Brand with Sustainable Design!
Amazing! A watch that can draw what it needs in order to work whether you are indoors or outdoors. Truly a design that can fit any lifestyle!
We recently had the honor of speaking with the founder of Chale Watches, Theresa Djokoto in order to get even more fabulous Intel about these stunning watches. Check out our little convo below!
1966 Magazine: Your watches are SO stylish and luxurious. They’re absolutely lovely! Tell us, what inspired or motivated you to start Chale Watches?
Theresa Djokoto: I started Chale Watches because of my entrepreneurial passion and my undying love for Africa. My father is African, and I have gone back to Ghana ever since I was a little girl. I wanted to express my heritage through the creation of the brand and the collections. I want the watches to celebrate, promote and unite Africans everywhere!
1966 Magazine: What will Kickstarter funds allow you to accomplish for your brand?
Theresa Djokoto: The funds that we raise through this Kickstarter campaign will allow us to start the production of the Tribesman Collection and fullfill all the orders that is coming in through the campaign. If we meet our goal, we are also planning an official launch of The Tribesman collection at Macy’s – Lennox Square in Atlanta in October.
1966 Magazine: Alright, there you have it everyone, time to get donating and tell a friends! Lastly, we love that you chose to use sustainable materials with your products; but why was it important for you to include such materials in your designs?
Theresa Djokoto: We as Africans have a history of being sustainable, also it is very important in this day and age to find new ways to sustain the eco-friendliness of our products and packaging due to the global challenges we collectively face. We want to be a part of the solution, not the problem.
The Final Word
Well, there you have it! Chale Watches is a great timepiece label that has not only modern designs; but an eco-friendly approach. As mentioned, if you would like to get behind this amazing brand; and donate to the Chale Watches Kickstarter you may do so here:
Congratulations Theresa and thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us here at 1966 Magazine!
DID YOU KNOW? The Tribesman Watch is 5 ATM Waterproof. Meaning you can get in the shower with it AND swim (not dive) with it still on with no problem. Once again, design baby!