Rolex Daytona: a bespoke design challenge
It all began with a challenge.
An American collector wrote to Jacques Bordier, president of Jean Rousseau, in December 2021: “Monsieur Bordier: In 2009, I inherited a gold Rolex Daytona (model 6241; 1969 edition) from my father. It is a classic vintage watch and quite valuable. For years, I have been …
Jean Rousseau X Havid Nagan: A paradoxical newcomer
Havid Nagan: “A vision of the past, for the future” Aren Bazerkanian
“Paradoxical Timepieces”: Havid Nagan’s tagline reflects its creator’s keenness on combining classical watchmaking and innovative design, an approach that Jean Rousseau itself thrives for. So when Aren Bazerkanian contacted us with ideas for his first line of wa …
Bars, stars and straps: Burdeen’s celebrates Panerai watch launch with a Chicago-themed watch strap “made by Jean Rousseau, obviously”
by Josh Nigut, Burdeen’s Vice President
Burdeen’s Jewelry has been the place to go for custom, unique watches in Chicago for more than 40 years. On September 14, 2022, Burdeen’s celebrated its partnership with watchmaker Panerai with a very limited edition of a Chicago-themed watch strap. Josh Nigut, Burd …
"The collaboration between Sawaya and Maison Jean Rousseau reflects our sincere desire to take care of materials"
Jyubei Sawaya, obi weaver at Sawaya
Founded in Kyoto in 1776, the Sawaya house has distinguished itself in the art of hand weaving. For nearly 250 years, this house has notably been manufacturing obis (belts) of exceptional quality. Jyubei Sawaya embodies the 8th generation of Kimono Masters in the family …
Meet the connoisseurs: Kevin Griegel, sales and e-commerce specialist at Burdeen's
by Kevin Griegel
Founded in 1980, Burdeen’s Jewelry is an American family-owned company specialized in luxury jewelry and watches with a “always custom” mantra. Today, Kevin Griegel, their Sales and E-commerce specialist talks about what makes the strength of the partnership betwe …
A Japanese September for Jean Rousseau
Among Jean Rousseau’s historical anchor countries, Japan is at the forefront. For years, we have had the honor of having our atelier-boutique as well as maintaining privileged relationships with watchmaking and noble materials’ enthusiasts.
“I like Jean Rousseau’s attitude of always aiming higher”, Naoya Hida, Japanese independent watchmaker
by Naoya Hida
Naoya Hida is the founder of Naoya Hida & Co., an independent watchmaker based in Tokyo, Japan, offering high-end watches in very limited numbers. For the past years, Naoya Hida and our teams have imagined and created custom-made watchstraps. Today, Naoya Hida tells us …
Meet the connoisseurs : Henrik Schwiening from the Blancpain blog, alias @shortyshome
by Henrik Schwiening
Henrik Schwiening is a long time watch collector. He runs Blancpain’s blog and is also active on Instagram under the pseudonym of shortyshome, an account dedicated to fine timepieces and photography. He has accepted to tell us about his passion and his appreciation of …
"The sense of challenge, team spirit and customer satisfaction are the values that guide me on a daily basis"
by Romain Billiotte
Technical Director of Jean Rousseau’s design office, Romain Billiotte is at the heart of the Maison’s research & development activities. His knowledge and expertise and that of his team are the key to our most special and most innovative achievements!
“Leather is a passion renewed with each piece I make” - Portrait of Maïa Reynaud, Technical Director at Maison Jean Rousseau
by Maïa Reynaud
As a student of fine leather goods, Maïa Reynaud had not yet graduated from the prestigious École Boudard in Paris when her high standards led her to the ateliers of Maison Jean Rousseau. Now the technical director in our Parisian boutique, she puts her passion to use …