Cloos Life: The Story Behind The Christopher Cloos Collection
The brand was born when the two founders became acquainted with an intriguing man from Monaco, Christopher Cloos, who had an extraordinary taste for living life. He was always to be found with a pair of classic and timeless retro sunglasses and a happy smile on his face living by the motto 'Bon vivant'. Inspired by the style of Christopher Cloos, our collection is the embodiment of the lifestyle we aspire to. Each model is named after the most exquisite beaches in either The South of France or St. Barths and reflects the luxury and extravagance of these areas.
The 'Paloma' and Paloma Beach
The very first frame in the Cloos Collection was our 'Paloma'. Named after the Paloma Beach in the South of France, this frame has a round, minimalistic and timeless shape that will forever stay in style. Vintage-inspired with refined details makes the frame an iconic model. Like almost all of our frames, the Paloma is introduced in five different colors named after typical refreshments on Côte d’Azur.
Photo: La Bonne Chère
The beautiful Paloma Beach is set in the stunning surroundings of the Cap Ferrat peninsula just east of Nice. Paloma Beach has long been the beach club of choice for residents of this prestigious area, where some of the most expensive properties in the world are located. The water of Paloma Beach is crystal clear and the views over Beaulieu and the surrounding mountains are simply stunning.
The 'Mala' and Mala Beach
The 'Mala' model is named after the beach ‘Mala Plage’ on the French Riviera. Known for being one of the most beautiful places on the Riviera, it was the obvious choice to name this frame ‘Mala’. A timeless chef-d’oeuvre with exquisite details reflecting the magnificent stretch of the verdant Cap Mala.
The small and secluded beach with two excellent restaurants and safe swimming makes Plage Mala a true little haven. Located on Cap d'Ail, the seawater is consistently clean as harbours are far away.
The 'Passable' and Passable Beach
Our strong and elegant frame 'Passable' is named after the Passable Beach in the exclusive Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Vintage-inspired and with refined details, the design is bold yet unpretentious. Designed with inspiration from classic Hollywood-movies, this frame was bound to become a favorite.
Right at the base of the Cap Ferrat peninsula, Plage Passable is a small but perfect beach composed of sand and small stones. Originally, it was developed to please the celebrated guests of the Grand Hotel who took the waters here early in the 20th century.
The 'Pampelonne' and Pampelonne Beach
Our 'Pampelonne' frame is named after the iconic Pampelonne Beach located in Ramatuelle. Known for being the crown jewel of beaches in the St. Tropez area, it was the obvious choice to name this model ‘Pampelonne’. Our Pampelonne has a round, minimalistic and timeless shape that will forever stay in style.
Image: Gray Malin
Pampelonne Beach is the beach most people associate with Saint Tropez. This is where you will find the famous beach clubs and the super yachts resting in the bay. It is the busiest and longest beach in Saint Tropez, set in a beautiful sheltered bay. It stretches over 5km in length, with white sands and sparkling turquoise seas.
The 'St. Barths'
Our iconic and intriguing frame "St. Barths" is named after the French island ‘Saint Barthélemy’ located in the beautiful Caribbean sea. Handcrafted stainless steel and premium acetate makes our frame a true masterpiece.
The island of St. Barths, an overseas collectivity of France, blends the sophistication of St.-Tropez with the laissez-fare Caribbean lifestyle — which means it’s exclusive yet totally unpretentious. Known for its tropical landscape, soaring mountains, powder soft sand, flowering hills and crystal clear water it was the obvious choice to name this frame ‘Saint Barths’.
The 'Gouverneur and Gouverneur Beach
The newest addition the the Cloos Collection is our 'Gouverneur', named after the iconic Gouverneur Beach in St. Barths. A light and minimalistic approach complements the subtle class of this frame made with handcrafted stainless steel and premium acetate. An epochal, yet subtle frame is born.
Of the 22 beaches on St. Bart’s, Gouverneur Beach is easily in the top five because of its remote, end-of-the-earth feel. Before you is nothing but blue; behind you is all green, and up on the hillside, you can see several large homes perched in the forest.