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An unfortunate race car accident has tragically claimed the life of one of the jewelry industry's most passionate members. Founder of the watch and jewelry brand Charriol, Phillip Charriol (who was 77 years old), was at the Circuit Paul Ricard motorsport race track by Marseille, France when the incident occurred. According to a statement issued to the South China Post on Wednesday by circuit director, Stephane Clair, “During a car-racing session that was taking place on the Circuit Paul Ricard…French driver Philippe Charriol was the victim of an accident on the Mistral straight.” 

Upon receiving emergency care while still at the track, Charriol was then sent hastily to a Marseille hospital where he succumbed to his severe injuries. 

Charriol fanned the flames of his entrepreneurial spirit throughout his time at Cartier, holding a number of positions including brand president for the Asian market. He later founded the Charriol brand which produced Swiss watches, jewelry, fragrance, and Bordeaux wine among other things. Phillipe Charriol's body will be laid to rest next week in his native Marseille, with a Parisian memorial service at the end of the month.

Information originally sourced from JCK.