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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 …

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 …

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 …

09.27.18

The “Made in France” label, a key ethical commitment for Jean Rousseau

by Jacques Bordier

While the “Made in France” label is often associated to products that are barely French, we, at Jean Rousseau, give full value to the label. A rare fact in our activity is that we manage the whole process – from the creation to the production of our Jean Rousseau …

06.13.18

PITTI UOMO, EPJH: COME MEET US AT A TRADE FAIR!

by Anaïs Bordier

From June 12-15, we will expose Jean Rousseau’s latest products and innovations at two key trade fairs: the EPJH (Professional environment watchmaking jewelry) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy. Both fairs are renowned and therefore represe …

05.28.18

ENVIRONMENT, PEOPLE, ANIMALS : JEAN ROUSSEAU’S COMMITMENTS

by Jacques Bordier

In face of the environmental and societal challenges that determine the future of our planet, everyone has a role to play and companies make no exception. While a large number of them mostly engage active communication campaigns, we at Jean Rousseau sincerely defend a v …

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