We waited, we watched, we hoped… the nirvana of vintage watches finally opens its doors in Saint-Germain
In the past, in need of an exceptional watch, we would rush to the prestigious boutique on 58 rue Bonaparte. Today we dash to another address in the 6th arrondissement: 34 rue du Four, to satisfy our hunger for exquisite design. The two flagship stores in Saint-Germain-de-Près could only have sprung from the mind of a true enthusiast. His name? Jean Lassaussois, eternal friend of the timepiece connoisseur. A graduate of a Swiss watch-making school, timepieces really make him tick, so much so that even his family have been swept along with his ambition. His wife brings a feminine eye to the business, perfect for spotting the exact watch to wrap around your wrist just so. Her brother Arnaud’s passion is the boutique on rue de la Passy, so it’s daughter Pauline who has just taken the reins of Les Montres Collector. This new treasure trove of the Les Montres group showcases vintage models for men and women in all their glory. And there’s something there to suit all tastes… and coffers (from 300 to 18,000€ second hand, from 1000 to 40,000€ in the sought after « montres anciennes » range). Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Oris, Chanel, Cartier, Chopard are among the big names represented, and occasionally revived with all the passion and heart this house of watches is known for. And as with purchasing a work of art, the real pleasure is coming to discover the range of unique products in person. Why not add to the pleasure of window-shopping with a little screen-shopping, by taking a look at what’s on offer on the company website: www.lesmontrescollector.com, where you can find exclusive sales of discontinued items with up to 50% off, just in time for Christmas. The perfect time to acquire a watch to feel passionate about, at a very attractive price. A true pleasure for today and tomorrow.
34, rue du Four, 75006 Paris.
Phone: +33 1 43 35 10 68