Grand Seiko Boutique Paris Vendôme opened at 7 Place Vendôme in the first district of Paris. It showcases around 100 timepieces. Visitors will experience the serene beauty of Japanese aesthetics and sense the true essence of Grand Seiko, as it is expressed in the theme "The Nature of Time".
Located on the west side of the square in a building listed as a historic monument, the new Grand Seiko Boutique comprises an area of over 190m² on two floors. The design is the work of Kengo Kuma, one of Japan's leading architects.
Kengo Kuma took his inspiration from Japanese tradition but has reinvented it with a contemporary twist. The choice of materials was a key point, along with the need for transparency, space and light. The design includes well-known traditional Japanese features: partitions covered in Bamboo known as Sumushiko, Shoji walls made from Washi paper, and Tatami mats. More contemporary materials can also be found, such as Vals stone at ground level and oak flooring on the first floor.
Alongside the existing Grand Seiko collection, the store on Place Vendôme will present several timepieces specially designed for the brand's 60th anniversary, as well as two exclusive watches reserved for this new Parisian showcase.
Combining advanced technology with understated elegance, the watches symbolise the Grand Seiko Paris Vendôme store. The words "EDITION LIMITÉE PLACE VENDÔME" are engraved on the case back. The small seconds hand at the nine o'clock position is blue green, as it represents the symbolic column of Vendome. The dial features a cobblestone pattern - in tribute to Paris - and hour markers in 18k gold. Each of these exclusive timepieces is limited to just 10.