Movado watch

Born in 1881
Origin Switzerland
Prices from £250
Famous for  Commissioned the ‘Time Sculpture’ by Philip Johnson located outside the Lincoln Centre in NY City

At the tender age of 19, entrepreneur Achilles Ditesheim, hired six watchmakers and opened a small workshop in the village of La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. In 1881 the brand Movado, meaning ‘always in motion’, was established and went on to design a completely new curved wristwatch, timepieces mounted in portable and elegant cases to culminating in simplistic digital designs by the 1930’s.

The watch brand has strong ties with the art world and features its first exclusive designs by artist Nathan George Hewitt, who created the iconic Dot Watch affectionately known as ‘The Movado Museum Watch’. Artist collaborations continue to feature in later years – The Movado Artists’ Series: a self-expression through time.

In 2003 The Museum Automatic – Movado’s legendary single dot dial, an icon of Modernism, is presented with a fine 21-jewel self-winding movement and sapphire crystal case-back.

Movado ensures the art of fine watchmaking for men and women is elevated to a fine art form and celebrates design and individuality.

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