du Maurier Watches – The “Daphne Signature” Model for Ladies & The Maxim Black for Gents

Paying homage to one of the greatest British writers of the last century, the grandson of the late Dame Daphne du Maurier, Ned du Maurier Browning, celebrates his family legacy with a unique, Swiss-made watch collection. Blending 20th century English story-telling heritage with 21st century design, du Maurier Watches announces the launch of new models in the limited edition collection for men and women.

The “Daphne Signature” model
Inspired by a literary legend, du Maurier Watches has created the Daphne Signature model for ladies. The watch has been designed and created to embody the character and personality of one of the UK’s best loved authors, Daphne du Maurier. Designed by her grandson and the founder of du Maurier Watches, Ned du Maurier Browning, the process of designing the watch has been an enlightening journey into his memories of the past.

The watch takes design notes from the 40s and 50s featuring a vintage style, golden cream coloured face with gold index markers and elegant, lancette hands. The small second hand sits perfectly balanced on the curved dial covered with domed sapphire glass all enclosed in a neat 32mm gold case.

The delicate onion crown and smart wire lugs blend beautiful detail and contrast with the brushed leather strap with gold pvd etched buckle, completing the vintage feel.

The highly polished steel, screw-down case back reveals not only the Limited Edition serial number but also Daphne du Maurier’s personal signature engraved for all time.

Technical details
Swiss made, numbered limited edition of 300 pieces
Swiss quartz movement – ETA 902.501 small hand
Case diameter – 32mm
Gold (PVD) index markers and hands
Curved vintage style golden cream dial
316L stainless steel case with gold PVD
Anti-reflective double curved sapphire crystal
Screw down steel back plate
3 ATM waterproof – (30 metres)
Unique engraved “Daphne” signature on case back (actual signature)
Choice of black or antique tan brushed suede calf leather strap
Gold PVD strap buckle with etched logo
Luxury presentation box, 2 year warranty card and branded microfiber cloth.
RRP – £425.00

The Maxim Black
Elegance and sophistication combine in this stunning timepiece presented in deep black and striking silver. A new, bold version of the original, the Maxim Black, like the man himself, is stylish, sophisticated and classic.

The Maxim shows timeless style and quality with non-reflective sapphire glass, silver markers and elegant slimline hands. The elegant flash of the small second hand adds unique interest whilst the beautifully textured jet black dial gives the piece outstanding presence. This watch is designed for all occasions and will ensure you stand out from the crowd.

Only 50 pieces of first edition Maxim Black watches are made. Available for a short time only, this limited edition Maxim offers a rare opportunity to own a covetable, collector’s timepiece for only £445.00.

The Maxim Black is available with black strap.

Technical details
Swiss made, limited edition of 50 pieces
Swiss Quartz movement – Ronda 1009 small hand
Date calendar
Small second hand
316L surgical grade stainless steel case
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Silver index markers & hands
Screw down back plate with deep-etched engraving
5 ATM water resistance: 50 metres
Italian calf leather strap with feature logo etched on buckle
Luxury presentation box, 2 year warranty card and branded microfiber cloth
Price – £445.00
Available for pre-order October 19th – Delivery November 2013

du Maurier Watches
There is no shortage of design inspiration through the du Maurier heritage with Ned’s great-great grandfather, George du Maurier, who wrote ‘Trilby’ and was the famous Punch cartoonist whilst also being grandfather to the 5 boys who inspired JM Barrie’s ‘Peter Pan’; Ned’s great grandfather, Gerald, an acclaimed actor whom du Maurier cigarettes were named after; and, of course, his grandmother, Daphne, whose many works include Rebecca, The Birds and Jamaica Inn, all of  which were adapted into Hitchcock films, Rebecca winning two Oscars in 1941. A new BBC adaptation of Jamaica Inn is currently being filmed whilst DreamWorks pictures are scheduled to create a Hollywood remake of Rebecca.

Prices: from £425.00

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