Along with cheese and secret bank accounts, the Swiss are probably best known for their superior watchmaking, and with good reason: the country is home to some of the most revered and coveted names in time keeping. Establishing itself in this crowded space is relative newcomer, Zurich-based Maurice de Mauriac. Founded in 1997 by former banker Daniel Dreifuss, the company has lined up a stylish and modern collection for 2009. The line as a whole bridges the gab between traditional and modern wristwatches, with classic details on some models like crocodile leather straps paired with the all-black face the brand is credited with introducing into the current marketplace. As is customary for the company, this collection has enough variation to appeal to a wide spectrum of tastes and preferences. See Maurice de Mauriac for more, and be sure to check out the SwipeLife interview with Dreifuss here.
See more of the collection after the jump. Also expect more watches from Maurice de Mauriac coming out this year.