Mauron Musy has only been around since 2016, something that’s easy to forget considering the attention that the Swiss brand has been receiving of late.
Just in case you’re not up to date, the brand is the result of a partnership between Eric Mauron and Christophe Musy, who together developed a new concept of gasket-free, watertight watches.
This so-called nO-Ring waterproofing eliminates the need for synthetic materials and has become something of a core feature of the brand’s identity.
With it, the entrepreneurs have essentially created a system of direct-seal water-resistance based on clamp brace technology, whereby the case band and bezel of the timepiece act like a brace.
For the consumer, that means that a gasket will not need to be replaced as part of a routine maintenance of a Mauron Musy timepiece, and by extension helping better ensure water resistance.
The technology is in full effect within the Armure collection, the latest of which can be seen at Baselworld 2018. Besides the integrated nO-Ring technology, the watch sports a very robust 44mm case that is available in either stainless steel or stainless steel black DLC.
It is paired with a rubber or leather strap with a folding clasp. While I’m typically a fan of leather straps, of the two options here I think the rubber strap is a better fit for this otherwise sporty watch.
On the inside ticks the well-protected automatic calibre 3909A. It boasts a decent 65-hour power reserve and features a Côtes de Genève motif. The Swiss movement provides for hours, minutes, sweep seconds and date functions.
As this latest release shows, in the few short years that the brand has been business Mr. Mauron and Mr. Musy have together managed to forge a strong identity for their watches, in part based on their nO-Ring technology.
Add on top of that a bold and well proportioned look, and we have a young brand that looks to set to be a mainstay in the mid-range watch market.