Laurent Picciotto of

Robert-Jan Broer
October 12, 2009
Laurent Picciotto of

Since I write for WorldTempus (bi-weekly chronicles), I receive one of their publications by the name of ‘Revolution’. I guess the watch adepts know about the magazine 🙂 In their latest edition, my eye felt on a photograph of Laurent Picciotto. Mr Picciotto is the owner of Chronopassion, a true heaven for watch freaks. His shop at the rue Saint-Honor?ɬ© in Paris is amazing and filled with watches from Alain Silberstein, Audemars Piguet, De Bethune, Greubel Forsey, Hautlence, MB&F, Richard Mille, Urwerk and many many more. I have to admit that I walked passed this shop a few times, but never entered. I always feel a bit guilty when taking up someone’s time when I am not buying anything anyway. Perhaps you know the feeling (or not). On the other hand, perhaps I should get used to it, since I write about watches for this blog and a few other media.

Anyhows, I just received a mail by Maximilian B?ɬºsser of MB&F, whom I consider friend of FratelloWatches, sending me this great photograph that I just saw a few days ago in the French/European Revolution magazine.

Mr Picciotto’s website ( is as amazing as this photograph. The website is filled with information and photographs of their haute horlogerie collection and even better, Laurent Picciotto is starring in a few on-line watch videos as well. In his videos, he will give you more information about the watches that Chronopassion carries in their collection. I think this is one of the examples on how a 2009 e-tailer’s watch website should look like.

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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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