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Chalonne: Sublime Apple Watch Bands That Redefine Luxury

The Madison by Chalonne

Premium brown Nappa calfskin leather and a blue denim cuff

If you don’t have an Apple Watch, you might find yourself in the minority these days. It’s been predicted that 279 million smartwatches will be sold in 2025, and out of all the competition, Apple has gobbled up the largest share of the market. The Apple Watch certainly has a sleek and minimal aesthetic, but it can present a dilemma to the fashionably inclined. Its utilitarian look may clash with many outfits, especially more formal ones. 

Enter Chalonne, whose line of women’s luxury Apple Watch bands are taking the industry to a whole new level. Its Apple Watch bands are intricately designed and include luxe materials like solid 14K gold, diamonds, gemstones, and even shearling and pony hair. Carlye Morgan, the company’s Founder and CEO, joined us to discuss why her company’s watch bands have become so popular and are a must-have tech accessory for the fashion-forward.

“What I love about Chalonne is that it’s for every woman,” Carlye says. “Whether you are a jeans and t-shirt kind of woman or love to get dressed up every day, you will find a watch band that helps express your personal style.”

The Story of Chalonne

As Apple Watches increased in popularity, Carlye identified a need for fashionable and luxurious watch bands for women. “When I purchased my first Apple Watch, I loved the tech but I disliked the accompanying silicone band,” Carlye says “I did some research and couldn’t find any high-quality Apple Watch bands. I didn’t want to sacrifice my personal style to sport the latest tech, and I knew other women must feel the same way. I had wanted to start my own business for a while, and I had so many design ideas, so I decided to go for it.” 

Chalonne’s goal is to create stylish, luxury Apple 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 style.”

Apple Watch Bands with Style

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.

The Emerson Grande by Chalonne

14k yellow gold hearts with pink sapphires on light pink premium calfskin leather

Chalonne’s 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. 

“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.”

Chalonne prioritizes giving to charitable causes and has announced that for the month of April, it will donate 100% of its profits from to support the World Central Kitchen’s efforts to feed Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion. 

“It is a privilege to be able to use our success to support the people of Ukraine as they battle the unwelcomed Russian invasion,” Carlye says. “WCK is doing an incredible job on the ground in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Romania, and Hungary as they feed thousands of refugees. Our contribution will help support WCK’s recently established kitchen in Poland as well as multiple Ukrainian food warehouses that are distributing produce and dry goods to restaurant partners to supplement the strained food supply chain. We hope that any contribution we make will ease the suffering of Ukrainians.”

As Carlye continues to grow Chalonne into a luxury brand that is respected worldwide, she does so with a growing awareness of just how much her company can help others, especially women. “While seeing Chalonne become a recognized maker of fine Apple Watch bands is gratifying, it pales in comparison to the lives we are helping to change for the better,” she says. “Ten years from now, yes, I want us to be at the top of the market, but I plan for us to still be helping more and more women and families. To me, that is the true measure of success.”

The Liquid by Chalonne

Premium black patent leather

About Chalonne:

Welcome to the new luxury. Chalonne luxury Apple Watch® bands are hand-crafted in France with the finest leathers, gemstones, 14k solid gold and sublime craftsmanship. At the heart of the brand’s commitment to giving back. For every band sold, Chalonne donates 4% of the purchase price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Chalonne luxury Apple Watch bands are compatible with all series 1-7 and sizes 38mm – 41mm and 42mm – 45mm. For more information or to enjoy a Chalonne band visit or follow the brand socially via

About Carlye Morgan:

CEO and designer Carlye Morgan founded Chalonne in her mission to evoke artistic expression in a technological market. Her wanderlust has allowed for visionary inspiration while studying abroad in Rome, as well as her years of experience drawing and painting. Each band is a metaphor of her personal experiences through travel. All of her designs are imbued with a sense of time and place, starting with the locale of inspiration, to the design in Los Angeles, to the artisan craftsmanship in France.

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