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05.21.21

"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!

02.05.21

BESPOKE IS THE EMBODIMENT OF AN EMOTION AT THE HEART OF AN OBJECT

by Anaïs Bordier

Bespoke work is directly linked to the Jean Rousseau identity. We have always imagined and created watch straps for prestigious watch brands: making pieces which meet and exceed their requirements is precisely what makes the beauty and strength of our profession. This i …

12.07.20

"My vocation was born from leather hand made stitching"

by Yosuke SHIBUYA

It has been over ten years since Yosuke Shibuya first set foot inside Maison Jean Rousseau’s Japanese workshop. Extremely demanding, Yosuke is the first craftsman we think of when a client commissions a bespoke watch bracelet or leather product. Dropping his usual res …

09.14.20

3 QUESTIONS TO BENJAMIN MALATRAIT, PRESIDENT AND COFOUNDER OF ICTYOS

Created by three friends, all chemical engineers, ICTYOS is a tannery both innovative and eco responsible selling high quality sea leathers made from food industry’s fish skins. While a partnership between ICTYOS
and Maison Jean Rousseau is about to take shape, …

09.11.20

3 QUESTIONS TO BETH HANNAWAY, HEAD OF FINE WATCHES AND FINE JEWELLERY AT HARRODS

In September 2020, Maison Jean Rousseau entered one of the most prestigious stores in the world: Harrods. In the heart of Harrods’s Fine Watches department, Jean Rousseau displays a selection of more than 300 handmade watch straps and offers a customisation service wi …

02.04.20

3 QUESTIONS TO PRANEETH RAJSINGH, FROM MING

MING is a young horological collective formed three years ago by six watch lovers from around the world under the leadership of Ming Thein. Together, they draw from over 80 years of total experience collecting fine timepieces. Jean Rousseau and MING have been partners e …

03.11.21

“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 …

10.27.20

3 QUESTIONS TO MR FUKUSHIMA, VICE-PRESIDENT OF EYE EYE ISUZU

Since 2015, Jean Rousseau has been working closely with Japanese retailer Eye Eye Isuzu in Takamatsu, Shikoku. This partnership, which led to the realisation of watchstraps and small leather items, is characterized by the importance of custom-made manufacture. Mr Fukush …

07.02.20

3 QUESTIONS TO CLAIRE HUMEN, TECHNICAL AND PRODUCTION DIRECTOR OF THE US JEAN ROUSSEAU ATELIER

Claire Humen is the technical and production director of the US Jean Rousseau Atelier. Together with the craftspeople team, they give life to many clients’ wishes. Today, she explains what skills customisation requires and how Jean Rousseau makes sure it meets its cli …

05.19.20

Our custom-made offer allies an exceptional handmade know-how and a unique sense of customer service

by Pascal Dupenloup

Custom-made items are an important part of our work. It is not a coincidence since we are doing our best to develop a customization offer of very high quality. To begin, this offer is exhaustive. We have always cultivated the respect of tradition while constantly pushin …

04.29.20

3 QUESTIONS TO MAHESH CHAUHAN, FINE LEATHER CRAFTSMAN AT JEAN ROUSSEAU

Mahesh Chauhan is one of the two fine leather craftsmen at Jean Rousseau London. Specialised in making bespoke watchstraps, he also realises small leather goods such as credit card holders, comb sleeves and wallets. Today, he explains how precise his work is.

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