Maurice De Mauriac L2 Diver Bronze Watch Review
Modern moderate jumper isn’t a term you hear frequently in the watch business. Despite the developing ubiquity of moderate style watches, the greater part of them are showed in watches that are less expensive to deliver, for example, easygoing dress-style models. Moderate game watches are a specialty, however an intriguing one. I end up loving them a ton—at their center, they’re solid game watches, however their outside endeavors to reduce a conventional jumper stylish to its basic parts. Fun. This watch is the Maurice de Mauriac L2, a jumper that follows the recently looked into Maurice de Mauriac L1 .
Zurich-based engineer and designer Fabian Schwaerzler designed both of these watches, and the L2 is the sportier of the two. It’s water-impervious to 300m and has a programmed helium discharge valve. 42mm wide, the L2 is offered in steel (common or DLC-covered dull dim) or in bronze. Moreover, Maurice de Mauriac provides a progression of alluring dial tones with coordinating aluminum bezel embeds. Under survey is the dull blue dial and bezel, and the L2 is likewise accessible (at the hour of writing) in dark or khaki green. Finding the correct case, dial, and tie combination is essential for the pleasant when picking a Maurice de Mauriac watch. The L2, regardless of how moderate it might appear, is no exception.
The bronze adaptation of the L2 may be more qualified for the individuals who are more brave or unusual. The regular or DLC-covered tempered steel variants of the L2 will be the standard choice for a great many people and will deliver a truly unsurprising maturing measure (but more solid with the DLC covering). The maturing of bronze, in any case, is exceptionally influenced by your way of life, where you live, and how you manage the watch. Maurice de Mauriac likewise doesn’t mess with bronze, offering an absolutely bronze case, including the caseback.
One fascinating thing to note is that in any event, for bronze watches, many watch companies don’t make the caseback bronze. At the point when bronze oxidizes, it turns green, so it can turn the skin green also. This doesn’t truly hurt your skin (except if you have hypersensitivities) and can be washed off, however most brands will in general avoid that hazard. I rather appreciate the desire to just go all-bronze for the case center, back, bezel, and crown. I’m not completely sure how that will turn out for all wearers, however it hasn’t been an issue for me.
The “patina” that bronze watch cases get is one reason why authorities appreciate them. The oxidation can be cleared off utilizing different mellow arrangements, yet proprietors of bronze watches frequently energetically anticipate the cases to age and stain. You can’t truly imitate the vibe of characteristic case maturing and staining through counterfeit methods, so bronze is one of those uncommon materials sufficiently able to put forth a watch defense out of, however it will likewise become “vintage looking” rather quickly.
Maurice de Mauriac offers the dark, green, and blue dial with a coordinating bezel with every one of the three of the case choices. There is a steel metal arm band alternative, however right now no bronze wristband choice, which I’ve needed to find in a watch throughout recent years (however making a bronze wristband comes with its own arrangement of issues).
As a Zurich-based watchmaker, Maurice de Mauriac had the option to utilize a specific bronze combination sourced in Zurich. Like steel, not all bronze is made similarly, so your experience starting with one bronze watch then onto the next will fluctuate. As a metal, bronze has a warm look, generally because of the copper inside. Bronze isn’t very as solid as steel, however it’s somewhat heavier. Compared to numerous different metals, bronze handles ocean water well, which is the reason it is especially fit as material for a jumping watch. In the most recent year or so, we’ve likewise expounded on bronze jump watches from Tudor, IWC, Eterna, Oris, and Zodiac . I don’t figure bronze watches will actually become mega well known given their specialty nature, however there will consistently be a spot for them in the realm of character rich divers.
The Maurice de Mauriac L2 watch is 42mm wide, which is somewhat wider than the dressier L1. Once more, the L2 case is water-impervious to 300m and has a programmed helium discharge valve. Case thickness is generally standard at about 13mm with a domed sapphire gem. Carry to-haul distance is 52mm, which makes for a strong, balanced size for some wrists.
The pivoting diver’s bezel is one of the key “minimalist” design components of the L2. Instead of having a full arrangement of hour long markers around the pivoting bezel, the bezel embed has marker graduations for just the initial 15 minutes. This design component will trouble a few people, however it’ll additionally delight others, as the moderation of the bezel makes the L2 substantially more unmistakable and interesting. Indeed, Maurice de Mauriac has really delivered watches in the past with thoroughly clean pivoting bezels—that implies no markers by any means. Style-wise, they look executioner, however I’m sure a couple of hardware watch idealists cried somewhat on the inside upon first seeing them.
The L2 dials are like those on the L1 with just slight changes, which include marginally bolder hands and hour markers just as various content on the dial. Readability is excellent, regardless of whether the hour and moment hands could be a touch longer. Blue-hued Super-LumiNova is utilized as the luminant material. For the dark dial variants of the L2, I think the white hands and hour markers are particularly ideal, yet they actually function admirably with the blue and green dials. When you factor in the shade of the bronze case, however, I begin to wonder what the L2 would resemble with correspondingly conditioned hour markers and hands. A fascinating following stage the L2 could take is to mess with the hand and marker colors.
Inside the L2 is a Swiss ETA 2824-2 programmed development, a decent development found in many plunge and game watches. They’re truly solid and simple to fix and keep up everywhere on the world. Maurice de Mauriac utilizes a dark shaded date plate, which limits the vibe of the date, however I’m sure some watch darlings would favor a cleaner, “no date” dial. As I referenced in the survey for the L1 watch, the dial text is tiny, and it’s part of what I see as kind of a “minimalist joke.” The equivalent applies to the L2. You wouldn’t truly need to actually peruse the dial text, however it’s still a basic piece of causing the dial to feel “complete.”
The most testing part of claiming any Maurice de Mauriac watch is picking what lash to utilize. Maurice de Mauriac utilizes a select organization of providers, so they custom order basically all the ties they offer. From elastic to material, you have a decent collection of 22mm wide ties to look over for the L2, which includes those sold straightforwardly by Maurice de Mauriac just as others you would decide to match to the watch. I picked the green material lash that would almost certainly best match the green-dial adaptation of this watch, however it likewise ends up looking truly decent with the bronze case.
Maurice de Mauriac watches aren’t modest, however you get what you pay for—a boutique Swiss watch which is created in exceptionally restricted numbers. The L2 is a basic watch, however not a fundamental one. I locate that wearing all around designed moderate watches regularly has a quieting impact on account of their clear design and execution. The L2 isn’t the plunge watch for everybody, except it is an all around done individual from the fairly little specialty of moderate jump watches that come from intriguing Swiss brands. Costs for L2 watches with the standard lashes and without a metal wristband are 3,770 CHF in steel, 4,680 CHF in DLC-covered steel, and 4,900 CHF in bronze. mauricedemauriac.ch
>Brand: Maurice de Mauriac
>Model: L2 Bronze
>Price: 4,900 CHF (in bronze)
>Size: 42mm wide, 13mm thick, 52mm carry to-drag distance
>Would commentator actually wear it: Yes.
>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Experienced top of the line watch proprietor who needs something more circumspect and is centered around design from a hip, little watchmaker.
>Best normal for watch: “All-in” utilization of bronze is cool. Comfortable, flexible design makes it reasonable for some events. Customization choices assist proprietor with picking a design that is directly for them.
>Worst normal for watch: Despite the boutique idea of brand, costs are as yet higher than that of a portion of the competition. Site doesn’t permit you to effortlessly blend and-match tie, case, and dial choices to permit you to locate an ideal choice for you. An all-bronze case isn’t for everyone.