A Family History
A family history that begins with Jean, the eldest in a family of six boys who, from an early age, has a passion for the world of watchmaking.
It comes out then major of his promotion to the Swiss watchmaking school, he wants to turn to the major manufactures to exercise his talents but the quartz movements have gained momentum on the market at this time, Jean turned successfully to the business of the trade.
After a few years of experience in the major Parisian houses, it opened its first store the watches Swiss, 58 rue Bonaparte, where it is still also!
The watches boutiques is above all a family history, it’s naturally that Arnaud, his brother to whom he passed on his passion, joined him. Arnaud runs first the store Street Gustave Courbet before then moving Passy Street. Arnaud, coming from the world of communication and art, has won over the right bank by his “GAB” flawless and its sensitivity to the beautiful objects.
But be aware that stores the watches were first of all a club, a club founded by enthusiasts for the benefit of lovers of fine watches, whether it is as well of old watches and new watches.
Then as and when years, old watches left places the new watches. Indeed, the Lassaussois were able to win the confidence of the largest manufactures of watchmaking, Rolex to Jaeger through Blancpain.
ROLEX & LASSAUSSOIS
It’s so logical that, when Rolex has decided to open its first store exclusive Rolex in Europe, this high range watchmaking brand is is facing the Lassaussois.Et brothers as the watches is from origin a family group is naturally that Jean went to get his wife Catherine to lead this new store. Experience in one of the largest houses of perfumery Catherine brought her feminine touch and codes specific to this brand of prestige luxury.
But as it always comes back to her first love – aided by the evolution of the market – the Group wanted to complete its shops by the opening of a store that offers only watches vintage and second-hand, there still essentially positioned in exception watches: watches Collector. And to not waive the rule, one of the daughters of Jean, Pauline who will take the lead in this last shop. Strong technical training excellence in optics and especially his passion for watches sent by his father and his mother, Pauline awaits you in its vintage case to find the watch of your dreams…
Your next watch will tell you more about the history of the watches Collector. Come to us a little visit to the shop the watches Collector to the 34 rue du Four, 75006 Paris. The shop is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 h 30 to 19 h. Very soon!
10 things to know in order to choose a watch
– 1 -Quartz
A quartz watch is a watch that has a movement which draws its energy from a battery. The battery has a life span on average 2 years. Therefore come change it as soon as the watch stops. Warning, if the battery is not changed quickly after stopping the watch, it may sink. So, it is best to remove it.
– 2 -Mechanical self-winding
An automatic watch is a watch that has a movement that will take energy to the movement of the wrist. Indeed, the movement of the wrist will oscillate the oscillating weight that will wind a spring which will in turn operate the workings of the movement.
When you are not wearing your watch for several hours, the power reserve runs out it is necessary to manually wind your watch before the reporter.
Beware, any violent movement may cause misalignment of the rotor. Therefore, it is better for sports such as tennis or golf to remove your watch.
– 3 -Mechanical with manual winding
A manual winding mechanical watch is a watch that the movement needs to be wound manually every day in general. Up the winding stem, the the barrel spring wraps thus allowing the shows to take in energy. This energy will be then sent to the different workings of the movement allowing the functioning of the watch.
– 4 -Power reserve
The power reserve sets the time during which the watch will continue to run without winding either manual or automatic. The power reserve is on average 40 hours. Some watches indicate it at the level of the Dial as a gauge. The power reserve is proportional to the time of wearing the watch for an automatic or the winding of the spring for a manual mechanical.
– 5 -That is what a manufacture horlog are?
A watch manufacture produces and assembles in its own factory watches what distribute.
– 6 -The choice of different bracelets
There are different types of bracelets metal, leather or fabric. All bracelets are not adaptable on all watches. It takes into account the width between the horns and the constraints of the shape of the case.
Some models can be customized with leather or fabrics while they are featured on metal in the catalog but there will be a ‘day’ between the box and the bracelet. Attention, leather bracelets are afraid of water.
– 7 -The sealing
The water-resistance of watches is made by the Crown, the glass and the bottom of box. It is therefore important to ensure water resistance these elements are perfectly closed. All watches are not waterproof so it is important to read the information provided in the description.
In addition, seal of 30 m only allows to wash their hands with watches and supports an accidental bath.
Finally, the hammam and the sauna which have high temperatures and humidity tend to damage the seals. Therefore, it is best to remove his watch in these places.
– 8 -Maintenance
To clean your watch you can use water and SOAP. Attention to non waterproof watches.
With steel bracelets, gold watches and steel or anything but who present scratches it is possible to Polish to make them shine. However, it is recommended to not make it way too recurrent because polishing of matter is removed.
– 9 -Review
A complete overhaul is recommended every 5 years on the average. It is necessary to have it when you notice a delay, an advance greater than 5 minutes per month or insufficient power reserve.
A complete overhaul is to completely disassemble the movement, to change defective parts, change the oils and fats for the proper functioning of the machinery. Then back the movement, change joints, check the tightness and it polishes the box as well as the bracelet when this one is metal.
-10-Control official COSC chronometers Switzerland
A certified chronometer watch is a high-precision watch who underwent various tests on the movement from the Agency COSC. For several days, watches are tested to validate specific requirement criteria.
All the stopwatches have been checked individually. A certificate can be given as the seal at Rolex, but this isn’t an obligation.
Do not confuse a stopwatch that is a certified watch and chronograph which allows the measurement of time.
A calendar simple allows to know the day of the week, the date and the month and can also indicate the moon phase. A date simply will not take into account variations in the duration of the month adjustment is necessary.
A calendar perpetual in the same way as the calendar simple the date, day and month as well as the phase of the moon but unlike that it requires no manual intervention according to the duration of the month.
Indeed, this complication automatically takes into account the length of the months and the years for leap years. Only secular years are not taken into account and require a setting, next setting in 2100.
Function indicating the date of the month in which it is located. This function does not take into account the differentesdurees of months and requires a setting the month in 30 or 28 days.
A GMT function allows to read both time zones simultaneously. The second time zone can be indicated by a second hand or a measuring meter of 1 to 24.
Time zones, world time
Function to indicate in addition to local time 24 time zones of the world. A 24 hour drive is connected to 24 cities indicated on the dial. This allows to follow live hours of 24 cities simultaneously.
The moon phase function allows to see at the level of the dial the different cycles of the Moon according to the day of the month. We consider that a lunation lasts 29 and a half days. The moon phase is indicated by a disc that reveals it day after day.
The day/night indication (not to be confused with the moon phase) to differentiate between the day and night. It may be appropriate in a dial by a Sun and a moon depending on the time of day or by a second graduated dial 1 to 24.
Function to indicate on the dial the operating time remaining before complete stop of the watch. The power reserve of a watch is on average 40 hours. Once the reserve of exhausted market it is necessary to wind the watch to revive the movement.
Function to the measurement of time. A chronograph has generally several dials: one for counting the seconds, one for the minutes and one for hours.
The second hand is most often a central hand which adds to the minutes and hours.
Most Chronographs have two buttons to activate the different functions: a start/stop and one to reset. We’re talking chronograph mono button when there is a push for the different functions.
Invention of Abraham – Louis Breguet in 1802, this complication allows to reduce the influence of Earth’s gravity with a cage, which leads to an improvement in accuracy.
Complication to program a ringtone to an hour says.
The flyback function called also “return to flight” is an additional function of the chronograph which allows to reset the chrono instantly. This function has been developed for drivers for a better follow-up of their flight plan. Without this function must go through 3 stages: the launch of the measure, the judgment then the reset. Click here for our s
Function indicating the date of the month in function to a needle to go back after having reached the last graduation.
For every hour, every minute and every quarter of an hour the Watch has a different ring tone. The alternation of his serious and sharp sound allows, without any reading of the dial, to know the precise time.
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