Charles and Simon met in university and won several engineering awards together, most notably for designing, manufacturing, and driving a Formula SAE race car. After their degrees, Charles moved on to a career in aeronautics and management while Simon pursued aerospace engineering. Their mutual devotion to creative innovation, design and functionality brought the pair back together in 2014 to fill a void in the travel accessories market. Having recognized a lack of well-crafted luxury travel goods, Charles and Simon combined their knowledge of aeronautical and aerospace engineering with industrial design and artisanal savoir-faire to produce high quality, handmade travel accessories. Charles Simon develops, designs, and manufactures their accessories in-house in their atelier in Montreal and is committed to working in a sustainable manner. The repertoire of Charles Simon products includes watch cases, watch stands, briefcases, travel accessories and a personalisation service that allows clients to fully customize their Charles Simon item to fit their unique personal style.