CLVII: A Number or a Brand?

How the CLVII skull watch works.
Source: TimeWerke Videos on YouTube.

CLVII is a high-end French streetwear brand with a distinct identity – a skull sporting sunglasses. It was founded by Julien Léonard who in June 2007 established his first shop at 157 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.

The Roman numerals “CLVII” represent the number 157 and this explains the origin of the brand. However, do note that the CLVII store has since relocated to 93 rue de la Verriere in Paris.

Perhaps another sub-brand could be XCIII? After all, these are the Roman numerals representing 93.

The CLVII skull watch sporting sunglasses is the brand’s first watch. It is equipped with a mechanical movement that is self-winding. The automatic movement housed within its skull case is said to be from Seiko.

On the bridge of the sunglasses, take note of the three black diamonds.

On the case back, it states that CLVII is designed and made in France. The automatic movement is said to be from Seiko. Photo: © TANG Portfolio/TimeWerke.

On the case back and oscillating weight, it states that the watch is designed and made in France. That is because CLVII skull watches are assembled in Alsace, France.

The French-designed CLVII watches were introduced to Singapore in December 2017. They are available for sale at Watch Wonderland at Suntec City and at the Takashimaya Singapore’s men’s department store in Ngee Ann City.