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Hands-On: Maurice de Mauriac Grand Coeur Chronograph Watch

The latest new wristwatch creation from Zurich-based Maurice de Mauriac is the Chrono Modern Skeleton “Grand Coeur” (big heart). The Grand Coeur is among the most expensive watches ever produced by the boutique watchmaker — and that reflects the uncommon style of the chronograph movement used in the watch. It also represents the first watch released by Maurice de Mauriac after the brand’s founder (the affable and warm Daniel Dreifuss) steps aside after assigning leadership responsibilities to his two sons (perhaps the daughter will have a role in the future).
Massimo and Leo Dreifuss grew up around watches and now face the stark reality of having to run a company that doesn’t match the industry that existed when their father started the first. The luxury Swiss watch industry today presents smaller, independent brands with novel marketing challenges and competition from fresh arenas. What hasn’t changed about vending luxury timepieces for Maurice de Mauriac is that its bread and butter..

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Maurice de Mauriac Stan Smith Signature Watch Hands-On + Interview

The Maurice de Mauriac Stan Smith Signature watch is an ode to a pastime the Zurich-based brand enjoys (well, at least one of them). For as long as I’ve known Daniel Dreifuss (founder of Maurice de Mauriac), he has enjoyed tennis and sports shoes. In this timepiece, he gets to celebrate both, as well as an icon of fashion. It was not two days ago that I was at a meeting and noticed a gentleman wearing the iconic, mostly white with green trim, tennis shoes produced by Adidas with Stan Smith’s face on the tongue.

“Hey, I know those shoes,” is what I thought when seeing them, especially after learning about the Stan Smith watch project some time ago from Maurice de Mauriac. Later in this article, I have an exclusive interview with Stan Smith, himself, but first let’s talk about the timepiece itself since there are some fun features in it.

In brushed steel and 42mm-wide (about 9mm-thick) with 100 meters of water resistance, the case of the Stan Smith Signature watch has a smooth, rounded..

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Maurice de Mauriac Stan Smith Signature Watch Fingers-On + Interview

The Maurice de Mauriac Stan Smith Signature watch is an ode to a pastime the Zurich-based brand enjoys (well, at least one of them). For as long as I’ve known Daniel Dreifuss (founder of Maurice de Mauriac), he has enjoyed tennis and sports shoes. In this timepiece, he gets to celebrate both, as well as an icon of fashion. It was not two days ago that I was at a meeting and noticed a gentleman wearing the iconic, mostly white with green trim, tennis shoes produced by Adidas with Stan Smith’s face on the tongue.

“Hey, I know those shoes,” is what I thought when seeing them, especially after learning about the Stan Smith watch project some time ago from Maurice de Mauriac. Later in this article, I have an exclusive interview with Stan Smith, himself, but first let’s talk about the timepiece itself since there are some fun features in it.

In brushed steel and 42mm-wide (about 9mm-thick) with 100 meters of water resistance, the case of the Stan Smith Signature watch has a smooth, rounded..