Nautical heritage inspires Du Maurier Commodore


Fledgling Swiss-made watch brand, Du Maurier, has launched its latest model, the Commodore.

Aiming to find the perfect blend of aesthetics and ergonomics, Du Maurier hopes that the Commodore will look as good with a suit as it will in water.

The watch pays homage to the vintage diver designs of the ‘50s and ‘60s, and is also inspired by the story of the nautical heritage of the family of the brand’s founder, Ned Du Maurier Browning.


This heritage can be traced back to Browning’s great, great uncle, Admiral Sir Montague Browning, who enjoyed a distinguished career in the Royal Navy. He commanded cruiser and battle squadrons in World War One, and held the rank of Commodore earlier in his career.

Browning’s grandfather, Lieutenant General Sir Frederick "Boy" Browning, was also an avid sailor. He first spotted future wife, Daphne Du Maurier, while sailing his boat, and he later became Commodore of the Royal Fowey Yacht Club.

Using this nautical history, the Commodore watch is fully waterproof to 100 metres, is housed in a 41mm case and features non-reflective, domed, sapphire glass, steel, luminova-tipped index markers and hands and date function. At the heart of the Commodore a precision, three-jewel, gold-plated, Swiss, ETA quartz movement ensures to-the-second accuracy.

The Commodore is available in the following models from August 2015:


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