Daniel Dreyfuss, a former investment banker turned watch maker. The name was inspired by two legendary French intellectuals: Francois Mauriac (1885-1970) a Nobel Prize winning free thinker, and Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), one of the most influencial writers of the French Renaissance.
They produce hand made watches of the highest quality.
MAURICE DE MAURIAC is the only watch manufacturer in Zurich. Daniel and his team (recruited from the best swiss watch houses) hand make each watch individually.
His watches are fitted with some of the best movements, Valjoux 7750s and ETA automatics are used in his extensive collection of chronos, non-chronos, classics, vintage and aviation inspired timepieces. Not only that, but materials such as cowskin, nappa or crocodile leather are used for the bands.
If you can’t find a watch you like in his collection, he’ll custom make one for you. Customers are also able to modify their watches over time, so rather than investing in new watches, die-hard MAURICE DE MAURIAC fans can personalise their timepieces to fit their mood.
Daniel’s atelier is located on Tödistraße in Zurich, where every day, one of his craftsmen works at a desk in the window of the showroom. You can, of course, find him ONLINE.