Christine Granville brand has been awarded a Leader of best quality women’s watches prize in Polish Businesswomen Awards’ competition organized by Business Woman&Life magazine. Each year the editorial office awards brands, personalities and enterprises for accomplishments and successes, activity to date and promotion of female power, perseverance and creativity.
Polish Businesswomen Awards gala, organized by Businesswoman&Life magazine took place for the 13th time and selected over 500 winners, enterpreneurs, brands and institutions from all over Poland who are leaders in their industries, and Businesswoman&Life magazine, throughout their 11 years of activity, have published thousands of interviews with interesting personalities from the world of business and show business.
Out of numerously sent nominations, the magazine’s editorial office along with the jury of the competition have awarded the best enterpreneurs who comply with the rules of ethics, care about environment and employees. The winners were chosen in a couple of categories, among others: the success of the brand, beauty, health, law, finance, fashion. The winners of Polish Business Awards are not only people from business world but also celebrities who break stereotypes and with their attitude promote taking action.
In previous editions the award winners in Prominent Personality category were, among others, professor Danuta Hubner, Ewa Błaszczyk, Aneta Kręglicka, Beata Pawlikowska, Jacek Rozenek, Grażyna Wolszczak, Dorota Rabczewska, Martyna Wojciechowska and many others. In current editions of the competition there are also men awarded who inspire women to start their own business activity.
Award for Christine Granville, founded by Agnieszka Bobrukiewicz
This year’s edition of the gala took place on 11th June 2021 at Airport Okęcie Hotel in Warsaw. The statue was awarded to the founder of Christine Granville brand, Agnieszka Bobrukiewicz, businesswoman and women’s mentor, successful in international environment. For years she’s been committed to all kinds of charity activities and mentoring programs thanks to which she helps other women and shares her knowledge.
A watch is not just an ordinary element of decoration
For a long time a watch has not been just a tool to measure time. A rich offer and availability on the market make it almost a piece of jewelry for many women. And as you know there’s no such thing as too much accessorize or detail. The truth is that while choosing a watch, many women don’t pay attention to technical parameters, movement or what the glass of the dial is made of and how durable it is. What is often a decisive aspect is the look and whether this detail will match the style and the wardrobe of the owner.
So how to choose the perfect watch?
Before you decide to buy a watch, it’s worth considering a few aspects:
- Whether it’s the first or the second watch,
- What dressing style I choose or a future owner prefers,
- Whether we’re active or the future owner likes sport,
- Whether the watch is supposed to fulfill some additional functions,
- What budget we have.
Types of watches
Although we often attach most significance to the look of this detail, it’s worth taking a closer look to its construction and functionality. Best selling watches are most often equipped with the following movements:
- Mechanical, manual or self-winding.
Another part which can be checked before purchasing is the dial’s glass which can be:
- Mineral – the most popular one,
- Sapphire – more durable one.
How to match the watch with the outfit
The look of the watch which will be used on a daily basis depends on the character of our job. There’s often dress code required at offices and there’s no room for folly. Individuals who don’t need to fall into line in terms of the dresscode should match the watch to their style, color preference and the size. A too small watch will be invisible on a wrist and will lose its charm, while a too big one will be bothering.
A stylish element for a night out, a party or a concert can be more fancy. What’s important is not to wear too much jewelry if you decide to wear a richer detail in order not to go overboard.
The choice of the watch as a complement of the style
Matching the watch to the sufit can be fun. It sometimes can blend in with the outfit and sometimes can be the only conspicuous element. What color of the strap should we choose? It all depends on our style and the number of watches we have. Black is the most classic and elegant but we can get bored with it. That’s why, especially for ladies, a perfect solution is the possibility of changing the elements of the watch such as changing the color of the leather strap or wear a bracelet strap instead. Such a quick „lifting” gives a lot of joy and plenty of possibilities of the outfit. How to choose the color of the dial? Here the choice of white color will be the most classic, black will give character and other colors – for instance dark blue – will give expression.
Woman is fickle, so before choosing a unique women’s watch, it’s worth going to Christine Granville’s website. The products offered have an elegant, classic style and replaceable elements. The brand offers leather band in multiple colors, bracelets and even vegan straps.
Unique women’s watch – Krystyna Skarbek
Krystyna Skarbek was a secret agent of British intelligence who used an alias Christine Granville. It was her who became an inspiration to create a brand of watches of the same name. Krystyna Skarbek was a non-trivial woman. Beautiful, intelligent, strong and independent. It was a personality that could not disappear in the crowd. And this is what the watches named after her are like. They are also:
- classically beautiful
- In a good style
A unique women’s watch doesn’t have to made of classic materials. Naturally, Christine Granville offers watches with bands made of top quality leather but in addition it proposes something brand new to its clients. What makes it innovative are watch bands made of apple skin. These are vegan products, manufactured with no harm to animals. Thanks to it they fit into and set modern trends.
Christine Granville relies on a classic form. A rectangular dial is delicate and feminine. It fits most outfits and highlights their elegance. The classic form delights with its simple design which never gets old and never stops being in vogue. Clear colors are an interesting and stylish complement of one’s wardrobe. Christine Granville proves that elegant watches don’t have to be black or brown. The brand offers different shades of red, orange and blue which will look great with muted colors of clothes and which will liven up outfits.
Support for women
It’s worth bearing in mind and emphasizing that the Christine Granville brand supports bold and ambitious women who try their hand in business. This is how the brand carries out its mission started by Krystyna Skarbek. Just as she helped people as a secret agent, the brand named after her alias also supports women who spread Skarbek’s values. By purchasing this brand’s products, you can contribute to their support.
Women’s watches – what should you bear in mind while choosing the right one?
While choosing the right watch, we should focus, first and foremost, on its mechanism. We can distinguish mechanical and quartz women’s watches. Watches can be divided into two basic groups: mechanical, quartz and manual or automatic winding.
Another important aspect is the choice of glass. It can be sapphire or mineral. In women’s watches the one used most frequently is the mineral glass. However, it’s worth choosing a sapphire glass women’s watch as it’s characterized by greater resistance to scratch.
Another equally important element, which you should pay attention to while considering which watch to choose for a woman, is its size. If we want an elegant one, we should remember that the watch should fit under the cuff of a shirt or a jacket.
The last significant aspect is the weight of the watch. If we decide on a model with a bracelet, we have to have consideration for the fact that it will be heavier than watches with leather bands which are much lighter.
Christine Granville Women’s watches – elegance above all
If you’re thinking about which watch will be a good choice – you definitely need to check out our offer. It’s full of classic watches which are gaining on popularity.
Our watches can be easily adapted to many outfits. Moreover, they’ll be a perfect decoration of a female wrist. If you’re a businesswoman and often wear a shirt, jacket or dress, CG women’s watches are perfect for you.
Choose our apple skin bands!
It’s worth mentioning that the Christine Granville collection also consists of apple skin bands. It’s an extremely durable product and, at the same time, an innovative solution which meets the needs of vegan clients. An apple skin band is a great choice for years.
In our offer you will also find classic bands in different colors, thanks to which any woman will be able to choose something for herself. You find it hard to make a decision? No problem! Our bands can be exchanged so you can change the colors depending on your preferences or outfits.
We invite you to get to know our offer in detail.
Krystyna Skarbek – the beginning of her history
What shaped such a charismatic woman which Krystyna Skarbek was? She was born at the beginning of the 20. century in a family of great wealth which belonged to her mother. Due to her Jewish origins her childhood wasn’t easy. She felt alienated by her countrymen. It taught Krystyna how to fight for herself and break conventions. She did everything her way. From the very beginning she made her own and conscious choices. When, as a young girl, she set fire to a priest’s cassock to check how strong his faith was, nobody could expect that in future she would change the course of history.
Krystyna Skarbek, however, was too ambitious to be labeled a brawler. She learned to speak French fluently, she also spoke English and Latin. She learned horse riding, skiing and mountain climbing quickly. She was not only sporty and intelligent but also beautiful. Conscious of herself and brave, she attracted men. She always knew, however, that the beauty of the mind is more important that the one of the body.
From Krystyna into Christine
When the world war II broke out, instead of open fight, Krystyna chose to act in secret using her numerous contacts. She became an agent of a secret British government organization SOE. Although her task was to support the resistance movement in Europe during the world war II, Krystyna Skarbek had to show her temperament. While issuing new documents, she decided to rejuvenate herself by 7 years and had the date 1915, not 1908 written in her birth certificate. This is who she was – nonchalant and independent. From that moment, she began to act under a code name Christine Granville. She began her corporate work in Budapest where she introduced herself as a journalist. She was a woman of many faces. She proved to be courageous and smart when she took a conspiratorial Tatra mountain trail through Slovakia to occupied Poland. It was she who organized mountain crossing as she knew those terrains well. It was, among others, thanks to her that Polish detainees from Hungarian camps were able to escape to serve in Polish armed forces in the West.
She saved her life and the lives of others thanks to her extraordinary imagination. During the trooping of Chech officers between Hungary and Yugoslavia the car of conspirators broke down. They were checked by a German patrol and thus were in danger of being arrested, but Krystyna without a second thought showed false documents. Her charm worked so much that she persuaded the Germans to help them push the car through the border. Throughout all her life Christine Granville used her femininity in an intelligent way, disarming the caution of men working for hostile forces.
Krystyna Skarbek as an agent who cannot be caught
Krystyna outsmarted even gestapo officers because she unceasingly turned her weaknesses into power. In 1941 she w as arrested in her apartment in Budapest. The hearing lasted a couple of hours. The smart agent worked out a plan how to escape unhurt. She bit her tongue and coughed with blood. She lied when she said she had advanced tuberculosis and that those were the last days of her life. Terrified officers sent her to be examined. Indeed, a German doctor noticed lesions in her lungs. Krystyna Skarbek foresaw this as they were mild damage after an illness which she came down with during her work in a Warsaw factory of Fiat. Afraid to be infected, the gestapo officers released her and agent Andrzej Kowerski from custody. Krystyna Skarbek’s missions resembled a movie scenario more than once.
Christine Granville was a very precious secret agent for Great Britain. It was her, a charismatic woman coming from a small town, who influenced the history of Europe. During her stay in Poland, Krystyna Skarbek got hold of the documents with the day of the Nazi invasion on USRR. She passed them on to the Brits and that influenced the delay of the German Barbarossa operation which was the beginning of the end of world war II. No wonder Winston Churchill, who set up SOE, called the Pole his favorite agent. Krystyna Skarbek ended her military service in Cairo, where in 1945 she was demobilized.
Christina Granville led a double life but never forgot her family. Not only was she strong but also sensitive. During the war she came back to Warsaw to rescue her mother and persuade her to escape. Unfortunately, this was the mission Krystyna Skarbek failed to carry out. Her mother decided to stay in the country. Stefania Skarbek died in the Warsaw ghetto.
Christine as an inspiration in Bond’s movies
Krystyna Skarbek was an extraordinary woman for her époque. Today her secrets are hidden in the files of the British Intelligence. But actually the files can’t show her full story either, because this was her nature. Krystyna Skarbek broke the rules, she lived according to her in accord with her own principles until the end. What was she really like? Inspiring for sure. A British writer, Ian Fleming, fascinated by the acquaintance with the agent, most probably based his character, Vesper Lynd, the first Bond’s girl, on her. Maybe the very James Bond was created thanks to Krystyna Skarbek? It’s one of the questions which Churchill’s agent for special assignments will never answer. But today you can decide whether you want to be like Christine Granville and start changing the world.
Watches for classy women – choose a model for yourself
Thanks to experience and professionalism, we’re able to offer watches „classic” made of top quality materials. Here you’ll find both products on a band and on a bracelet.
Watches for classy women available in our offer will fit perfectly both a white shirt and a casual style. So if you need a watch which not only tells the time but will also be a perfect complement of an outfit, choose one of our models.
It’s worth mentioning that regardless of whether you’re interested in watches for women in their 40. or
a watch for a young lady, you’ll surely find here something living up to your personal needs.
Be always on time with a Christine Granville watch
A watch is definitely an inseparable element of business dress code. During conferences or business meetings, the first impression plays a key role. Although one should not judge the book by its cover, our mind forms an opinion about a given person in the first few seconds. In this case, watches „classic” are an elegant accessory which will be a great accent complementing any look. Women wearing a stylish watch on their hand are associated with:
- Good organization skills,
- Caring about their time .
On a band or a bracelet?
Watches for classy women should correspond with their character, taste or fashion style. Thus, the choice of a band matters too. Our products look equally elegantly on a band and on a bracelet.
If you care about the elegance, choose a watch on a band. Our watches are made of light, soft and elastic materials which make them incredibly comfortable to wear. What’s more, you can change the bands easily in each watch – you can thus create one watch in different variations and adapt it to any look.
If you, on the other hand, care about durability, choose a watch on a bracelet. It will surely last longer than a band. Additionally, bracelets are very durable so it will be a perfect solution for active women.
The final choice of a watch needs to be analyzed according to one’s own preferences. We encourage you to get to know our offer in detail – we’re sure you’ll find a perfect model for yourself.
Elegance and functionality combined
A watch as a gift for a woman is a great solution. Why? Not only does it measure the time, but also is a perfect accessory for any look. Being a decoration of an outfit, it can be treated as an element of jewelry. Watches available in our online shop fit perfectly bracelets, earrings or a necklace. So if you are looking for something stylish and, at the same time, practical, choose a watch available in our offer as a gift. A wide choice of bands or dials will surely allow matching a model of your choice with individual needs of a recipient.
Christine Granville watches – a high quality of the product
Our offer includes unique watches whose design is inspired by fashion of the 20. and the 30. Original style, lightness which can be noticed at first glance and attention to detail – these are the qualities which make our watch collection outstanding. We combined an extraordinary design with the highest quality thanks to the use of the best materials. A Christine Granville watch will surely become your favorite accessory both in casual and in business looks.
The collection of our watches proves that beauty lies in simplicity. A watch as a gift from our collection will undoubtedly appeal to classy and exceptionally stylish women. It’s worth adding that there is a possibility of changing the bands in our watches, which makes them unique.
We guarantee that a fashionable and functional watch from our collection given as a present will make any woman smile.
Buy and support
We need to mention that by purchasing a top quality watch, you support the professional community of women. How? 8 zloty from the purchase of each watch will be donated to the foundation supporting the development of women.
A watch as a gift – remember about a proper packaging
All watches available in our offer are equipped with a special case. However, if you want to give a watch as a gift, it’s worth packaging in a wrapping paper and bind it with a colorful ribbon. This way you’ll prepare a surprise gift which won’t show its contents until the unboxing. Packing a present, you can’t forget to take off a price tag off the watch and to hide the receipt. It will allow you to use the right of complaint without showing the price of the watch.
Our watches are a great idea for a gift for any woman for different occasions. We invite you to get to know our offer – we guarantee that you’ll find there a perfect watch for any woman.
Modern fashion is becoming responsible fashion, made without harm to environment. Clothes and vegan accessories are consistent with this trend as they are made of other materials, not the ones of animal origin. Instead of wool, leather or silk, plant substitutes are being used more frequently such as apple or pineapple leather. The very apple leather watch bands are Christine Granville brand’s idea.
Apple leather bands – what does it involve?
According to the data presented during Prognosfruit conference this year, apple harvesting in Poland in 2020 will account for 3.4 million tons. At the same time, around 90% apple waste is pomace, including fruit skin. There is a way to give them a second life.
During production process, apple skin is mixed with resin-based substances. Next, the dough is shaped, dried and conserved. It turns out that thanks to such a process a leather-like material is made. Delicate and sensuous, which does not distort. Vegan apple bands are durable, resistant to damage and, above all, recyclable. It means that after use the material can be reused to produce other products. Moreover, apple bands are 100% biodegradable. The ratio is thus simple – the waste which would have to be utilized, can be reprocessed numerous times. With no harm to the environment.
Timeless classic in a vegan style
Apple bands are, on one hand, an alternative for people who see eco products, but on the other hand, who care about the quality and the design. Gallantry in veggie style combines these expectations. Christine Granville watches with vegan bands are, on one hand, modernity and meeting new trends, and on the other timeless classic closed in a rectangular dial with sapphire glass casing.
Such a watch is not only functional but also complements an elegant dress or is an addition to a business look. It can also be a perfect accessory in a casual stylization.