Du Maurier Watches is a family company with a heritage dating back centuries. The company’s founders are Ned du Maurier Browning (Daphne du Maurier’s grandson) & his wife, Marianna. Du Maurier Watches is the result of their passion for timepieces offering affordable style, sophistication & luxury.
The inspiration for these beautiful designs is drawn from generations of the du Maurier family & their achievements. Ned’s grandmother, Daphne, wrote many books & short stories including the famous gothic novel ‘Rebecca’. The place Ned & Marianna were inspired to begin their story, was with her two most luminous & memorable characters from that book, Maxim & Rebecca.
The first collection saw the Maxim men’s watch & Rebecca ladies watch launched to critical & public acclaim. These were soon followed by the elegant Maxim Black & Maxim Black II. The Commodore men’s diving watch & the hugely successful Daphne Signature saw the brand firmly established.
Ned & Marianna’s primary aim is to design beautiful, English classics which will give their customers many years of enjoyment. They design all of their watches exclusively in-house, taking inspiration from the wide scope of incredibly vibrant characters found within the du Maurier heritage.
Du Maurier’s quintessentially English designs are partnered with the finest Swiss-made movements to create truly prestige watches. They are designed with the utmost attention to detail & crafted using only the finest materials such as rose gold, diamonds & sapphire glass. Each new model is launched as part of an exclusive, limited edition collection of between 50 and 300 pieces, making every Du Maurier first edition a highly collectable timepiece.
Ned spent every summer with his grandmother, Daphne, until she passed away in 1989. He knows she would have been so excited and intrigued to see her characters inspire his first unique designs. Du Maurier Watches now continues the family legacy by producing beautiful timepieces for men & women that have become classics of their time.