The Zurich-based watch brand Maurice de Mauriac has partnered with tennis legend Stan Smith to create a limited edition watch collection. The former number one in the world is not only the namesake of the Stan Smith Signature Watch, but he was also actively involved in the design and development process.
Only 100 of these watches in each of the colours green, red and blue will be produced worldwide. Following the Adidas cult sneaker, the collaboration with Maurice de Mauriac is only the second time the former tennis champion has ever worked together with a brand.
The Swiss founder of Maurice de Mauriac, Daniel Dreifuss, and the American tennis legend Stan Smith first met at Wimbledon in 2015. While the watchmaker with a passion for tennis was donning a pair of retro Adidas ’Stan Smith‘ tennis sneakers, the watch collector Stan Smith was wearing a Maurice de Mauriac timepiece on his wrist. This fateful encounter turned into a friendship. What connects these two, aside from their love of tennis and the art of watchmaking, is a constant drive toward peak performance, all of which quickly led to the idea to create a joint tennis watch.
After two years of an intensive working collaboration, the two men were able to create a watch that, on the one hand, revives the glorious triumphs of tennis legend Stan Smith and, on the other, meets the exclusive craftsmanship and design requirements of Maurice de Mauriac.
With a limited edition of only 100 timepieces in each of the colourways green, red and blue, the Stan Smith Signature Watch pays tribute to the 100 tournament victories that Smith achieved between 1968 and 1985.
The mechanical Swiss watch with a 316L stainless steel case is numbered and water resistant up to 100 meters.
The sapphire crystal exhibition back, with anti-reflective coating on both sides, is adorned with an official portrait of Stan Smith. Each watch comes with a caoutchouc and Nato strap, a matching key ring and a tennis ball personally signed by Stan Smith.
The Stan Smith Signature Watch will be available online and in Maurice de Mauriac’s Zurich atelier from February 2020 in green and from May 2020 in red and blue for CHF 2,390. The watch can be pre-ordered online.