Just before the lockdown, Grand Seiko reported that Frédéric Bondoux had been selected as President of Grand Seiko Europe. Travel limitations held us back from meeting him for a meeting and examining the recently opened Grand Seiko boutique in Paris until a month ago, yet when we had the option to travel securely we took off to the French funding to say hello.

What better approach to break the almost four-month establishing with a visit to Grand Seiko in Paris? The opportunity to converse with Frédéric Bondoux about the Japanese brand in Europe was excessively enticing a proposal to leave behind. Check our video above to tune in to what he needs to say about Grand Seiko in Europe, the new boutique, and his #1 GS watches.

Grand Seiko Paris

After a 2.5-hour train ride from Rotterdam, we show up in Paris. The city that is regularly packed and lively, looks forsaken. Without a doubt, there’s traffic and there are individuals strolling on the asphalts, yet not in the numbers we’re used to finding in Paris. Not even on her calmer days is Paris so stifled. The driver picks us (Gerard, Bert, Rob, Martine (Seiko Netherlands), and me) up from Gare du Nord. In record time we show up at the Place Vendôme, where the Grand Seiko boutique is found (number 7). From an external perspective, it appears to spectators as a lovely craftsmanship deco styled boutique. Yet, that changes into something altogether extraordinary when you enter.

Boutique

Large shows, rice paper, and bamboo. The Grand Seiko boutique overflows serenity. We locate the Grand Seiko assortments arranged by class (Elegance, Heritage, and Sports) sitting tight for us. And afterward there are the boutique specials, restricted versions, and, obviously, some Credor watches.

Our Impression

We put in a couple of hours in the boutique, taking photographs and conversing with Frédéric Bondoux and the group. Each staff part is instilled with an amazing information on Grand Seiko. The inside plan is basically dazzling and helps me to remember the occasions that I visited Grand Seiko in Japan. However, obviously, eventually, it is about watches. You won’t discover any Seiko or Prospex models in this boutique (Grand Seiko has become a different substance in 2017). It is exclusively centered around Grand Seiko. As a little something extra, there are various Credor watches to be admired.

Rob Nudds (previous watchmaker himself) at the watchmaker’s seat in the boutique.

Surprisingly, in any event, during these COVID-multiple times (where covers were needed on the whole shops in Paris), is the number of visitors there were in the Grand Seiko boutique. As per Bondoux, the boutique is every now and again being visited by Grand Seiko fans and devotees. Indeed, we can comprehend why they are so quick to stop by, having seen the boutique on the whole its glory.

The absolute first Grand Seiko from 1960

Grand Seiko Boutique Paris

I trust you delighted in the video with Grand Seiko Europe president Frédéric Bondoux. On the off chance that you need to visit the Grand Seiko Boutique Paris, you can think that its situated on the Place Vendome Nr. 7.  The boutique is open each day aside from Sundays and Mondays. The initial occasions are from 12 pm till 7 pm. More data by means of Grand Seiko .