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Success Story

Success Story

Forerunner in the sale and purchase of pre-owned luxury watches and jewelry, Cresus has been working to offer you an exceptional range for 28 years. With an approved watchmaker workshop, our products are authenticated, revised, certified and guaranteed for 2 years. Present throughout France, through 5 boutiques and our e-commerce site, we offer you an offer that best integrates your requirements in terms of choice, with new products every day, expertise and VIP services.

1993 : THE BEGINNING

1993 : THE BEGINNING

The Cresus adventure begins

Opening of the first Cresus second-hand watch and jewelry boutique in Lyon. Christian Odin, its founder, wanted to give this new adventure an evocative and mnemonic name with a reference that one does not forget: Cresus. For its first year, Cresus achieved a symbolic turnover of one million francs. The following year, the sale of a diamond ring alone would reach the same amount! 

2000 : PRECURSOR

2000 : PRECURSOR

First website

Cresus also wants to be a precursor on the web, and weaves its web with its first showcase site! At the time, our site already allowed you to consult all our products, watches and jewelry, in the catalog, and even to reserve an article! 

2004 : New store in Lyon

2004 : New store in Lyon

Cresus is growing

A new, larger boutique opens its doors in Lyon, on rue Gasparin, to welcome more and more customers. The concept of smart shopping for second-hand watches is becoming more and more popular, and second-hand Rolex, Breitling, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Tag Heuer, Omega and other watches are in great demand. 

2009 : Cresus in the capital

2009 : Cresus in the capital

The Conquest of Paris

The time has come to deploy the concept in the capital. Cresus set up its new used luxury watch boutique in Paris in the Madeleine district and was soon a great success. The following year, the Cannes boutique opened its doors to luxury watch enthusiasts.

2013 : THE SUCCESS STORY CONTINUES WITH THE WORKSHOP AND AIX-EN-PROVENCE

2013 : THE SUCCESS STORY CONTINUES WITH THE WORKSHOP AND AIX-EN-PROVENCE

Conquest of Provence

The success story continues! Cresus now has 20 employees and opens no less than two second-hand luxury watch boutiques in the same year: Aix-en-Provence and Cresus l'Atelier in Lyon, an innovative and exclusive concept of watch boutique-workshop, with a corner reserved for vintage watches and another for watch accessories. The latter no longer exists, but its concept can be found in the Cresus boutique in Lyon.

2015 : OPENING OF LILLE AND BORDEAUX

2015 : OPENING OF LILLE AND BORDEAUX

Two new stores

To meet the demand of its customers, Cresus opens two new stores, of second-hand luxury watches, in Lille and Bordeaux. The success is still there. To offer an ever more qualitative and complete experience, watchmaking initiation workshops are deployed in partnership in Paris and in the provinces. 

Cresus, a brand between tradition and innovation


We make our experience a strength that we put at the service of our customers. Cresus has been around for years and now has more than 40 expert employees, who perpetuate the values of high standards and quality and who make Cresus the reference for the purchase or sale of second-hand luxury watches. 



To be and remain number 1 in pre-owned luxury watches 


With a stock of more than 1000 second hand luxury watches, jewelry and watch accessories, Cresus has the largest selection of second hand watches and jewelry on the French market. We have built our reputation on your satisfaction and through a different experience, carefully designed for each of you. Because watchmaking is a passion and it is important to go around. Because watchmaking is a place of emotion, performance and expertise, and these values are also ours.