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  • A Mercedes-Benz Citan drives out of the driveway next to the optician’s shop with the inscription “L'Opticien de Chantilly”
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    From Paris to Normandy – with the Citan to custom-made glasses.

    Optician Jeremy Acoca and his Citan set off for the Atlantic to pick up handmade glasses at the workshop of eyewear maker Jérôme Aupin.

An optician on four wheels.

North of the French capital, Jeremy Acoca and his black Citan meander through the picturesque streets of Chantilly until he leaves the city and enters the unspoilt nature of Normandy. His route takes him to the “Côte Fleurie” (flower coast) in the seaside resort of Deauville. He took the long road to visit the eyewear maker Jérôme Aupin in his workshop and pick up a custom-made glasses frame for one of his customers.

The optician and the spectacle master look at the finished spectacles
Jeremy Acoca stands in the doorway of his optician’s shop L’Opticien de Chantilly

L’Opticien de Chantilly – a passionate optician.

Jeremy Acoca has been working as an optician for 25 years. His optician shop L’Opticien de Chantilly is a concept store with a focus on exquisite selection and tailor-made eyewear. One thing is particularly important in his profession: to be passionate about serving customers. The idea of service is particularly close to his heart. “Fast, readily available and effective” is how he describes his “service à domicile”. If his customers can’t come to his shop, he takes his Citan to their home. “I love the contact with people and their satisfaction when they find what they were looking for,” Jeremy sums up with a smile.

Mobile eyewear service – the optician on home visit.

  1. The customer can make a preselection of spectacle frames on the Internet.
  2. An appointment is made over the telephone.
  3. Jeremy drives to the customer with his preselection of spectacle frames.
  4. The customer chooses a pair of glasses.
  5. Jeremy adjusts the glasses, polishes the lenses into the right shape and inserts them.
  6. Last but not least, Jeremy brings the finished glasses home to the customer.
A Mercedes-Benz Citan drives along a harbour

Glasses made to measure by Jaupin Eyeware.

The craftsman and eyewear designer Jérôme Aupin manufactures his frames completely by hand according to an old tradition. He developed his expertise over ten years with the most exclusive Parisian opticians. One day he had the opportunity to meet a “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”, an award-winning eyewear designer.

From him he learned what was important when making glasses. Shortly after his apprenticeship, he developed his very own personal style. In 2014, he was finally ready and founded his own company to devote himself entirely to the creation of individual glasses.

Jérôme files the spectacle frame

Craftsmanship at the threshold of possibility.

Using materials such as buffalo horn, acetate, metal or solid gold, the eyewear maker creates wearable works of art. You have to learn to understand the different materials, because they all react differently, explains Jérôme. During production, he has dedicated himself to the rules of traditional craftsmanship and works everything by hand. Glasses are an accessory that require a great deal of attention to detail. “I try to improve my skills every time by trying out new techniques, working on new materials or creating an unprecedented design. It’s a job where I learn every day,” enthuses the master craftsman. That’s why Jeremy Acoca regularly comes by with his Citan to turn the high-quality eyeglass frames into eyewear.

From the drawing to the finished frame.

The first step in eyewear design is the creation of a technical drawing. “The most difficult task is to put what’s in your head on paper,” he explains. Then a prototype is made, which is later used as a template to cut the glasses out of the desired material. He particularly appreciates the technical and creative aspects of his work: “I like being able to think up new shapes over and over again and to consider how I can implement them.” With each model he tries to achieve even more beautiful, even better results, which can be realized more and more technically.

The glasses are in a box in the optician’s shop
The individual parts of a pair of glasses lie on a worktable

The design: authentic, timeless and exclusive.

With each of his eyewear models he wants to create an unmistakable style. “The glasses can be regarded as a work of art – there are no limits to the customization.” In the future, Jérôme wants to concentrate entirely on new forms. His vision: to create unique pieces with eyeglass frames that bear his very own signature. The good cooperation with the optician is still indispensable. At the end of the day, the new pair of glasses changes hands. With the unique specimen in the trunk of the Citan, Jeremy returns to Chantilly, where he gives a satisfied customer the perfect view.

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Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert Stromverbrauch im kombinierten Testzyklus

Product may vary after press date on 18.04.2019.

1 Die angegebenen Werte wurden nach dem vorgeschriebenen Messverfahren ermittelt. Es handelt sich um die „NEFZ-CO₂-Werte“ i. S. v. Art. 2 Nr. 1 Durchführungsverordnung (EU) 2017/1153. Die Kraftstoffverbrauchswerte wurden auf Basis dieser Werte errechnet. Der Stromverbrauch wurde auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

2 Die angegebenen Werte sind die „gemessenen NEFZ-CO₂-Werte“ i. S. v. Art. 2 Nr. 2 Durchführungsverordnung (EU) 2017/1153, die im Einklang mit Anhang XII der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 692/2008 ermittelt wurden. Die Kraftstoffverbrauchswerte wurden auf Basis dieser Werte errechnet. Der Stromverbrauch wurde auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Aufgrund gesetzlicher Änderungen der maßgeblichen Prüfverfahren können in der für die Fahrzeugzulassung und ggf. Kfz-Steuer maßgeblichen Übereinstimmungsbescheinigung des Fahrzeugs höhere Werte eingetragen sein. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch und die CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

4 Angaben zu Kraftstoffverbrauch, Stromverbrauch und CO₂-Emissionen sind vorläufig und wurden vom Technischen Dienst für das Zertifizierungsverfahren nach Maßgabe des WLTP-Prüfverfahrens ermittelt und in NEFZ-Werte korreliert. Eine EG-Typgenehmigung und Konformitätsbescheinigung mit amtlichen Werten liegen noch nicht vor. Abweichungen zwischen den Angaben und den amtlichen Werten sind möglich.

6 Stromverbrauch und Reichweite wurden auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Stromverbrauch und Reichweite sind abhängig von der Fahrzeugkonfiguration.