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Jason Pitsch

Maurice de Mauriac Zurich Chronograph Modern on Nato Hands-On

Jason Pitsch

This is the Maurice de Mauriac Zurich Chronograph Modern in a 42 mm x 14 mm satin brushed finish titanium case. We previously reviewed a 45 mm diameter black DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) case variant here. The majority of Maurice de Mauriac timepieces come with a beautiful satin brushed cases which are - both harder to finish than a typical brushed finish and easier to scratch. Nevertheless, I highly recommend the satin finish as it looks great even with scratches. The movement is a self-winding top grade (same as chronometer without certificate) Valjoux 7750 mechanical chronograph with circular graining on the mainplate and Geneva stripes on the bridges, rotor with Geneva stripes, 25-jewels, a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz), 42-hour power reserve, blued screws and ceramic ball bearings for faster winding. Black dial with white luminous Arabic numerals, but instead

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Atelier Maurice de Mauriac Zurich

During my last trip to Switzerland, I visited my favorite Zurich watch boutique, Maurice de Mauriac. Founded by Daniel Dreifuss over a decade ago, Maurice de Mauriac is a watchmaker, which operates out of a combined atelier (assembly workshop) and retail store. This unconventional format, offers customers a unique bespoke purchase experience.

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Prototype: Maurice de Mauriac 300 M Dive Chronograph

While in Switzerland attending Baselworld last week, I was able to preview a number of very cool prototype wristwatches. Unfortunately, as of right now, I am only able communicate about one - the Maurice de Mauriac 300 M Diver. Shown above in a 45 mm stainless steel case coated with black PVD, the Mauriac 300 M Diver is powered by a top grade Valjoux 7750. It features locking pushers, screwed-in crown and screwed-in caseback for water-resistance of 300 meters. It will be available for purchase in the near future - in a variety of materials, finishes and dial designs. Like all Maurice de Mauriac pieces, it is all Swiss, assembled and precision adjusted in Zurich, Switzerland. Editor's Note: This is a "prototype" - not available for sale - it will eventually meet the minimum ISO 6425 standards that require

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Jason Pitsch

REVIEW: Maurice de Mauriac Chrono Modern DLC

Jason Pitsch

During a recent visit to the Maurice de Maurice, Zurich based boutique, workshop and headquarters, I was so impressed by the styling, value, and quality of Maurice de Mauriac timepieces, that I had to have one. So, I ordered one, with my exact dial, bezel, case and strap preferences. Two weeks later, my watch arrived at my house in Denver, Colorado. The movement is a Valjoux 7750 chronograph that was sourced from the Swatch division's ETA movement factory, a movement used by many brands across the industry. Not many brands allow you to decide so many different elements that effect how your watch looks and feels, though, instead you pick from a few different models and color variations? That's it. And even in the rare case that you can select more than just the strap or the case of a

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Feature: Maurice de Mauriac Customized Swiss Timepieces

Maurice de Mauriac Storefront in Zurich Financial District During my annual trip to Switzerland, to attend the Baselworld show, I like to visit some of the important Swiss watchmakers who do not exhibit in Basel. I started doing this last year, when I toured the renowned Vallée de Joux manufacture Audemars Piguet, in Le Brassus. This year I actually setup two separate watchmaker trips, one to another famous Vallée de Joux manufacture, Jaeger-LeCoultre, in La Sentier (photos coming soon). The other, to Zurich's only watchmaker - Maurice de Mauriac.

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