Issey Miyake PTW Watches – 1971, Japan

Brand Name:

Issey Miyake




Brand Facts:

Issey Miyake PTW is a world famous fashion brand founded by Issey Miyake providing clothes, watches, perfume and other accessories.

Issey Miyake PTW Watches

They are based on imagination and new technology, said, committed to create more innovative and excellent fashion items to enhance people’s daily lives.


Main Categories:

Clothes, watches, perfume, accessories


Time and place: 1971, Japan

Early products: women’s fashion

Founder: Issey Miyake



President: Masakatsu Nagatani


Headquarter Location:

1-12-10 Tomigaya Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan


Worldwide Locations:

Japan, worldwide


New Arrivals:




Price Range:

Fashion watches: USD279.99-USD1820


Official Website:


The watch brand independent Maurice de Mauriac was founded in 1997 in Zurich by Daniel Dreifuss. Although it is already for almost 20 years in the business, this brand of watches has still the degree of knowledge that is, although it has high quality watches with a beautiful design. Today we present the company as well as a model of the current collection – the Modern Defender chronograph.

Maurice De Mauriac And Daniel Dreifuss

Daniel Dreifuss is animated by his vocation and his passion for watches. Born in Switzerland, he began by selling watches discounted advertising use and found his enthusiasm for the design and sale of watches.He learned the trade of watchmaker alone, before founding Maurice de Mauriac in Switzerland. The first model of his own business was an automatic Chronograph, powered by an automatic movement.

Dreifuss, with no classical training, stands for almost 20 years on a highly competitive market and governed by tradition. And it does not have the “Swiss made” label lightly. According to the law, a minimum of 60% of production costs must be carried out in Switzerland for a “Swiss made” watches – it is permitted to include the costs of development. Daniel Dreifuss began to achieve 100%, this is his feature – it works exclusively with material suppliers and manufacturers of Swiss watches.

Good clients, friends and members of the family and the knowledge and out in his workshop, which is only five minutes walk from the Place Paradez in Zurich; the room is a blend of inspirations and working materials.

Modern Defender Chronograph

The Modern Defender of Maurice de Mauriac Chronograph is a modified version of the Modern Chronograph. The Watch has a housing with a diameter of 42 mm titanium brushed, discreet to vivid and modern edge. It is waterproof up to 5 ATM.

The dial is well led military green with large numbers, index and large needles; watches Airmen design elements mix with those of watches of racing drivers. The only contrast is created by the window of the date to 3 hours which has a black background and white needles.

Movement offers the display of hours, minutes, and seconds, a chronograph 12 hours to 6 hours, a 30-minute lunch counter and a small second at 9 o’clock. Moreover, the Chronograph Modern Defender scored by a tachymeter scale and luminescent color covering the needles.

Sapphire glass used is bulging and wonderfully highlights all of the Modern Defender Chronograph design.

An automatic chronograph ETA Valjoux 7750 movement, works inside the wristwatch. This very high quality and very reliable movement is less sold by ETA. It is almost more manufactured than in most of the watches and watches belonging to the Group Swatch – Maurice de Ma This watch band is Kevlar.

He works at a frequency of 4 Hz and offers a power reserve of 43 hours after complete reassembly.

Decorated Modern Defender Chronograph movement is visible through the sapphire glass.

Cartier brand is found largely in the meantime classic become lines like Tank and Santos. The manufacturer of luxury watches “Swiss Made”, however, has a few Chronographs in the offer and with the Rotunda one watch chronograph particularly successful, a very elegant room.

The refined chronograph steel case has a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of 12.15 mm. Typical Cartier, the beaded Crown which is endowed with a cabochon Sapphire. a classic design of the Cartier House.

The brushed Silver Dial Sun which stand out the hour and minutes in the form of Apple and is beautiful, just like the second hand blue Sword shaped blued steel. A sapphire glass covers the dial and the bottom of the chronograph is also in Sapphire and thus gives a view of the movement.

The date window is placed at six o’clock on the dial, the Sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock.This watch has only two, we gave the small seconds display. And yet you can well appreciate this chronograph that works for 12 hours. The abandonment of the third eye and the placement of the date at 6 o’clock window makes the very synchronous dial design. Thus, not only the face, but also the watch as a whole has a Classic and harmonious aesthetics. Black Roman numerals also contribute. The result is an elegantly attractive watch, a watch dressed in the best sense of the term – an attribute that all chronograph cannot claim to have.

The Rotonde de Cartier is animated by an own mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 1904-CH MC. This movement is a real workhorse in the practical and functional design. It has 269 rooms, works at a frequency of 4 Hz and has a 48-hour power reserve.

This watch is completed with a black alligator strap matte with a clasp to double refined steel adjustable safety.

This chronograph is available in 2 additional models – with a blue dial and a case in white gold with a silver dial and a red gold case. Each of them is waterproof up to 3 bar.