The key dates of a French-Russian family business

This is the story of Herve Marcel-Robert, a Breton entrepreneur, expatriated in Russia in the early 2000s, who has created the first Muscovite workshop for the manufacture of luxury leather accessories...

The credo: design and manufacture leather accessories that have to be beautiful, practical in everyday life, timeless and reparable.

Customer service director for Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, then for all the brands of the Swiss Richemont group in Russia, Ukraine and the other countries of the former USSR

In 2009, he left his position at Richemont and created in Moscow the first workshop for the production of watch straps for Swiss watchmaking brands


The development of a leather case for his wife's iPhone 5S according to strict specifications: the case has to be beautiful, very thin but solid, protects effectively and all the phone functions usable with only one hand. The "Robert" model was born in May 2013


2014, beginning of the commercial success for the "Robert" case, on sale on board Russian Aeroflot aircraft and distributed in the Russian Apple stores


2015 Marcel Robert makes his first leather wristbands for the apple watches


2016, contract with Samsung to manufacture the straps for the special edition of the connected watches Samsung Gear S3


2017: return to France and opening of a workshop in his hometown located in southern Brittany


2018: Marcel Robert develops his first small leather goods: wallet, purse, glasses case and other leather accessories

2019: launch of the first handbag models and opening of the 1st "Marcel Robert" boutique in Moscow located at 1km from the Red Square


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