Your experience starts right at our Atelier in the middle of Zurich.We, the Dreifuss Family warmly welcome you at our very unique Atelier.Firstly, we will tell you the interesting history of the Maurice de Mauriac brand adventure, explaining you everything from the beginning. We give you insights on how we work and how we produce the very own style of watches.This is followed by us giving you an introduction into the Swiss Watch Industry to learn how it all started.(15 - 30minutes)Then the main part of the attraction starts as you will sit down with our well-educated watchmaker, who shows you in detail how a mechanical watch works. Next, it`s YOUR turn to assemble parts of the watch. You will wear an original watchmaker dress and a magnifying watch glass to do so while our watchmaker is overviewing the process. Photos are allowed to be taken throughout the whole time.In the end, you all receive a gift to remember this exclusive watch workshop.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Duration: 2 Hrs
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Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewFew people know the souls of things, and even fewer can make these souls perceptible and tangible to others. Maurice can. If you also desire to belong to this chosen group, you must come to Maurice. Maurice, from Maurice de Mauriac, is a meeting place for people who want to feel and experience the soul of mechanical watches.
Youll disassemble a Unitas pocket movement the device that powers a manual watch and then reassemble it under the watchful eye of a private watchmaker.
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Your experience starts right at our Atelier in the middle of Zurich. We, the Dreifuss Family warmly welcome you at our very unique Atelier. Firstly, we will tell you the interesting history of the Maurice de Mauriac brand adventure, explaining you everything from the beginning. We give you insights on how we work and how we produce the very own style of watches. This is followed by us giving you an introduction into the Swiss Watch Industry to learn how it all started. (15 - 30minutes) Then the main part of the attraction starts as you will sit down with our well-educated watchmaker, who shows you in detail how a mechanical watch works. Next, it`s YOUR turn to assemble parts of the watch. You will wear an original watchmaker dress and a magnifying watch glass to do so while our watchmaker is overviewing the process. Photos are allowed to be taken throughout the whole time. In the end, you all receive a gift to remember this exclusive watch workshop.
- Local guide
- Private tour
- Professional guide
- Bottled water
- Coffee and/or Tea
- The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Service animals allowed
Public transportation options are available nearby
Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travellers
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Though a fan of watches I walked into Maurice de Mauriac without knowing much of anything about the company, it having slipped my radar until arriving in Zurich. But I promptly fell in love--with the brothers Leo and Massimo who are brilliant, fun and embody watchmaking (precision; symbolism; aesthetics; references; family) in the best sense; with the design ethos and language; with the watches as physical objects; with the process of choosing case materials; dial colors; complications; straps--customizing the watch to my own specs. I bought two pieces as I couldn't choose between them, and as gifts Massimo and Leo gave me a discount on the two, a lesson in watchmaking with their horologist Sean who taught me how to disassemble and assemble a movement; a key chain and straps. Between getting to know Leo and Massimo, getting to spec my own watches and learning how to work with them, this was easily the most meaningful experience of my life with watches. And I haven't taken my L2 off since I bought it. It's brilliant. Thank you Massimo, Leo, Sean and Totor the watch Dog for an amazing experience I will always remember, and for the beautiful watches.
Extraordinary experience to learn first hand how a Swiss watch is made. I had not appreciated the complexity and craftsmanship in my watch until this moment.
Twee broers met oog voor persoonlijke aanpak ontvangen je in hun winkel atelier samen met hond Toto. Zelfs onze zoon van 11 mocht mee werken aan het uurwerk. Heel leuke inleiding tot het beroep van uurwerkmaker. Wij komen terug.
Best place to buy a perfect watch with great design. The fist one I bought in 2003, the secont one in 2004, the 3. one in 2008, the other 2 sometime ago ... the last one just now. I love them all. Timeless great design. I visit the store regularly to check new watches, to drink an expresso, chatting about watches ... Once I had a problem with one watch. I gave it to to Daniel Dreyfuss, the founder, he gave me an expresso, after 15 minutes the watch repaired and he only asked "another coffee?". No costs for maintenaince after having the watch abut 8 years. I love this brand.
The minute you walk in to the store, you will be greeted by the co-owner in our case by Massimo! Offered drinks, made us feel home like comfortable right away! Then, we have Til showing us his intricate craft of watch workshop, answering all our questions, explaining it in a way for us to understand, then diving in for a return demonstration! We were mesmerized by the family like treatment while at the same time falling in love with the watch! The story behind it, sharing the gallery of their 25th year anniversary which we just missed few days before we arrived .Massimo shared the video of the party in the streets, then the newspaper with a tote bag were enough for us to experience it all! Our trip in Zurich will not be completed without the watch making with Massimo! It was truly enjoyable time we have , we will surely come back, all positive experience in every step of the way including buying the watch! Massimo, pleased extend our gratitude to your dad, Daniel! We will surely come back and we have no hesitations to recommend your company! From Carissa &Family! San Francisco
It is very difficult to write this review as I don’t have the words to articulate how wonderful a time we had… (Ha Ha see the play on time and this being a review for a watch manufacture class?). A five-star rating does not do this experience justice, the shop is lovely and eclectic in a very homey comfortable way, like when you go over to a friend’s house… comfortable, welcoming, unpretentious but classy, sophisticated, energetic… you must go to see and feel it. The Dreifuss family, Daniel, Leonard, Massimo are probably the coolest trio on the planet, and we could not have spent enough time hanging out with them. If you are in Zurich this is an absolute must do! Yes, I did buy a watch… not only a very cool watch that looks amazing but an awesome story to go with it and if I dare say some new friends, whom we are very fond of!
Die Faszination für die Uhren spürbar und trotzdem ist der Kontakt mit Leo und Massimo so persönlich und direkt, wie er nur sein kann. Auch ist die Auswahl an Uhren-Armbändern unendlich gross und für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei. Wer die Möglichkeit erhält sollte unbedingt einen Uhrmacher-Kurs besuchen. Auch für Laien war es spannend zu erfahren, was es heisst, ein solche Meisterstück zusammen zu bauen. So oder so: Wenn man in Zürich ist, sollte man unbedingt bei Maurice de Mauriac vorbei schauen! Ich freue mich auf meinen nächsten Besuch
Very competent and friendly! Very cool store, highly recommended if you like watches, and want something different to the major brands!
Einfach top. Jedem Uhrenfan zu empfehlen. Individueller kannst du deine Uhr nirgendwo sonst bekommen. Und alles Swiss made!
Sehr freundliche und grosszügige Atmosphäre im Shop. Ich habe einen total spannenden Einblick in die Mechanik einer Uhr bekommen. War eine tolle Erfahrung - ein riesengrosses Dankeschön an die Gastgeber Dreifuss und die charmante Uhrmacherin