Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is known for the serenity he instills in his projects, even when they are large-scale realisation (he famously designed the big stadium that was supposed to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer). Among his many projects, Kengo Kuma now can add the Place Vendôme Grand Seiko boutique. While the main reason you would enter the boutique is to look at and buy beautiful timepieces, you can’t help but be moved by the soothing atmosphere of the place as soon as you walk in. It seems only within these walls can you have the luxury to have all the time in the world. Just like the Grand Seiko watches, the quality of which is legendary, this new flagship store is a journey in itself. In this zen space, bamboo dividing walls surround thin layers of paper, and contrast with Vals stone furniture. As for the timepieces, the Vendôme limited edition is on display in two versions (rose gold and platinum), available in 10 pieces each. Equipped with the 9S63 mechanical movement, this high-end watchmaking embodies the rigor and simplicity of Grand Seiko, born in the 1960 and still a collector’s favorite.