Movado Art As Function

Written by Debbie. Posted in Luxury Watches, Men's Watches, Movado

Getting into the retro groove, Movado re-introduced the Kingmatic series originally made in the 1950’s.  Featuring a central driven rotor, automatic movement and sweeping second hands it is available in either a stainless steel case with a leather or stainless steel bracelet.   It is water resistant to 50 meters and has a sapphire crystal.

Ahead of It's Time

In 1912 Movado created a watch that made the world turn on its heels, the Polyplan curved wristwatch.  This was before anything like it hit the market and Movado thought that they’d like to adapt the watch face to the curve of the wrist, which was no small feat.  Three separate plans of gears were created, it was an engineering feat.  The case is solid 14K yellow gold and came in several models.

Nathan George Horwitt created the first museum watch in 1947 featuring an uncluttered dial and a simple gold dot at 12 o’clock, the classic Movado.  He said it reminded him of a sun-dial.  Later on the design team collaborated with artists like Andy Warhol to create one-of-a-kind limited edition pieces which can be found in museums and galleries.

Movado which translates to mean “always in motion” started in 1881 in La Chaux-de-faunds, Switzerland by Achille Ditisheim and six others who created their watches by hand.  In 1899 they were awarded the Silver Medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris.

They are true to their name, always in motion and creating artfully done watches to this day.

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