Watch brands appear in a array of flavors – which is acceptable for the customer but at the aforementioned time can accomplish it acutely arduous to cross the beyond apple of timepieces. Yield Maurice de Mauriac, for example. Founded by design-focused watch industry adept Daniel Dreifuss, the Zurich-based cast is primarily set up to handle bottom cartage that comes into the Maurice de Mauriac store/workshop (profiled actuality on? aback in 2010). The abstraction is absolutely about demography some amount designs that the cast offers and arena with them application a array of colors, sizes, materials, and band options… abnormally band options.
Today, I’m searching at the Maurice de Mauriac Alarm Avant-garde Defender. In aggressive green-style colors, this 42mm-wide adaptation of the Alarm Avant-garde comes in a titanium case with a adventurous and clear dial, as able-bodied as a accidentally fun yield on the archetypal acreage replica watch. Combining the curated access to the colors and materials, as able-bodied as the bazaar attributes of the brand, there is a lot of amount actuality – abnormally if it comes to accepting a timeless-looking watch from a bazaar operation whose architect is traveling to airing you through the action of accepting a timepiece.
Inside this and all Maurice de Mauriac Alarm Avant-garde watches is a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automated movement. That ability assume ordinary, but it is decreasingly so. ETA isn’t affairs these movements actual abundant anymore, so accepting this abiding and high-quality movement in brands alfresco those advancing from the Swatch Group will be added rare. Nevertheless, a lot of Maurice de Mauriac watches accommodate this accepted movement, which is busy and arresting through the azure clear caseback window on the rear of the piece.
The ETA Valjoux 7750 operates at 4Hz (28,800bph) with a ability assets of about 42 hours. The movement’s abounding functionality is accessible on the Defender which includes the time, 12-hour chronograph, as able-bodied as day and date indicator windows. For the latter, Maurice de Mauriac chose to use black-colored discs (with white text) which makes for an absorbing adverse to the contrarily monochromatic backwoods blooming and white dial.
The watch punch itself is rather aesthetic and adorable even admitting Maurice de Mauriac has added or beneath been application the aforementioned punch architecture for a while (albeit accomplished in altered ways). It is added bourgeois in style, and mixes architecture elements from both antagonism and pilot watches. An angled affiliate ring has a tachymeter scale, while the markers and indexes are appropriately advised for best legibility. This is aswell the aboriginal time I’ve apparent Maurice de Mauriac use absolutely white easily (the centers of which are corrective with luminant). Note that the easily on this accurate watch are aboriginal prototypes, and the watches consumers will get should accept added crisply corrective hands.
While Maurice de Mauriac offers a few case admeasurement options for the Alarm Modern, the Maurice de Mauriac Alarm Avant-garde Defender comes in a analytic sized 42mm-wide case, actuality in all-brushed titanium. The case is meant to be simple in style, but has avant-garde aciculate angles and is minimalist in that it is mostly chargeless from adornment and branding. The acme and alarm pushers spiral down, admitting the case is rated at alone 50 meters of baptize resistance. If asked about why the cheap fake watches aren’t rated to a greater depth, Dreifuss said that anniversary is in actuality activated to 100 meters but there is some congenital in jerk allowance to be “safe.” That sounds like a actual Swiss affair to say, so if I accept him correctly, again the Alarm Avant-garde watch cases are in actuality baptize aggressive to 100 meters, admitting adage “50 meters.”
Over the punch is a domed AR-coated azure clear which lends itself able-bodied to the architecture (versus a collapsed azure crystal). The simple but adventurous punch with its adorable blooming blush ability not be prime for circadian wear, but the aboveboard acceptable looks and artlessness of the architecture grew on me added than I had expected. Dreifuss is a adept of demography bourgeois designs and livening them up a bit application color. The difficulty, of course, is in allotment the appropriate colors (or abridgement thereof), which is area the accomplishment comes in. This can aswell advance to a cogent affair if aggravating to accept what watch he makes that you like, but ultimately, the customer wins because the added choices available, the added opportunities there are for an almost absolute attending that matches that owner, against allurement the buyer to bout the accessible looks.
Independent watch makers like Maurice de Mauriac are not per se rare, but anniversary of them brings something different to the table and is account because alone to accept what they are able at. If you are searching for a good-looking, bourgeois yet fun sports watch that will accomplish you smile if cerebration about the absorbing acquaintance you had accepting it, again a cast like Daniel’s is the way to go.
In accession to the titanium case, I anticipate barter can aswell opt for a animate case for the Maurice de Mauriac Alarm Avant-garde Defender. The bolt band is said to be Kevlar actual and has a Lorica lining – which is a constructed actual fabricated to attending like leather, but that will endure longer. The band (bespoke for Maurice de Mauriac) is aswell bedlam and all-embracing actual adequate on the wrist. For those absent a handsome watch for all-around cutting that matches… well, annihilation you accept that is backwoods or aggressive blooming (say, a Land Rover Defender…) again this is absolutely a swiss replica watch to attending at. Price for the Maurice de Mauriac Alarm Avant-garde Defender is 3,750 Swiss francs in titanium and 3,450.