MuDu watches – does history have to be re-written?
A lot of stories are told around this watch brand
- Secretly made by workers of Blancpain from stolen parts (most likely untrue)
- Smuggled into the UK to get around customs duties, through the docks at Bristol and Southampton, and sold in harbor pubs (most likely true)
- Simply a brand name of Muller and Durbach residing in Geneva (with or without smuggling into the UK)
As I just got my first MuDu, which should arrive next week (someone must have missed this auction as I got it relatively cheap) I started a more intensive research with obviously more interest and came across this link below, naming also the guy organizing the smuggling, and saying that the MuDu watches were especially made for his gang:
You could say: Well, just another weird story around this watch, a short event within a nice book. At first I've thought that this is an old publication until I found out that it has been published very recently in 2018 (mainly dealing with drugs) and, moreover, it is based on documents by no one less as the Investigation Division of Her Majesty's Customs and Excise