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10.04.21

“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 …

09.17.21

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 …

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 …

11.25.21

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 …

10.26.21

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.

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 …

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