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10.07.19

3 QUESTIONS TO CHRISTIAN ZERON, FOUNDER OF THEO & HARRIS

Christian Zeron is the founder of Theo & Harris, an online vintage watch retail store and content producer. His is also one of the closest Jean Rousseau partners. For the last three years, Christian Zeron and our teams have indeed imagined and created custom-made straps …

07.23.19

From the United States to Japan, the international identity of Maison Jean Rousseau

by Anaïs Bordier

Developing our business abroad has always been a priority. Not surprisingly, we have strong historical bonds with Switzerland but with time, we have also built close relationships with numerous international partners. Today, we are still working with the Swiss but we ar …

06.13.19

Team spirit, a Jean Rousseau singularity

by Jacques Bordier

I am convinced that our team spirit is what makes Maison Jean Rousseau unique. We share strong values that create a sense of community within the Manufacture: the pride of making exceptional goods, a regional footprint and the family nature of the company. Of course, th …

04.18.19

FROM WORKING ON NEW MATERIALS TO PRESENTING A CHOCOLATE-SCENTED WATCHSTRAP: THE SENSE OF INNOVATION AT JEAN ROUSSEAU

by Anaïs Bordier

At Jean Rousseau, we have always tried to conciliate respect of our cultural legacy with a strong sense of modernity. This is why the Research and Development department at our Manufacture holds a key position in our functioning. It is what differentiates us from subcon …

04.02.19

The sense of partnership at Jean Rousseau

By Jacques Bordier

We have always been working in close collaboration with a set of clients – mostly luxury watchmakers, but not only – who are seeking our skills and expertise: new products development, advice when choosing a material or a manufacturing technique, etc. We make our kn …

02.18.19

Our workshops, our tools: in the backstage of a Jean Rousseau collection

by Anaïs Bordier

Building a collection is a very exciting journey which often starts from a simple discussion and leads to a series of original creations a few months later. But of course, between these two moments, numerous hours of work are required to manufacture our products.

01.30.19

Once upon a time there was Maison Jean Rousseau

By Jacques Bordier

A company’s name is crucial for it carries its history – its failures, its successes – and values. Jean Rousseau is the name of the founder of the company. At the beginning of the 1950s, Jean Rousseau is a shop foreman within one of the numerous little companies t …

01.14.19

Welcome to our Manufacture!

By Anaïs Bordier

It is impossible to write about Maison Jean Rousseau without mentioning its Manufacture. It is a unique place that is very dear to me. The Manufacture is not only our headquarters but also a place of creation and transmission. In other words, it is the epicenter of our …

11.29.18

BLUE IS THE COLOR OF JEAN ROUSSEAU

By Jacques Bordier

Blue is not like any other color. To begin with, it is a symbol of patience, abnegation, even wisdom: quietly ignored from Antiquity to the middle of the medieval ages, it surprisingly ended up becoming Western civilization’s favorite color.

11.08.18

Watch straps, ultimate form of leather art

by Anaïs Bordier

The history of our Manufacture starts in 1954, in Besancon, French capital of watchmaking at the time. The name of the company wasn’t Manufacture Jean Rousseau but COBRA, for “Compagnie des Bracelets” (watch straps company) and was dedicated to creating watch stra …

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