Movado is another classic-era Swiss watch company, beginning its life in La Chaux-de-faunds, Switzerland in 1881 under Achille Ditesheim. Movado is the Esperanto word for "always in motion," a phrase with a double meaning. Always in motion suggests the company's timekeeping reliability and its progressive vision.
In its first 100 years Movado earned nearly 100 patents, a testament to its technological excellence and consistent progressive thinking. In 1947, the first museum watch was created by American designer Nathan George Horwitt. In 2001, Movado mined its own history to create another breakthrough design, the Elliptica. Improving on its tradition, Movado is still moving.
Movado warrants its products, to the original purchaser, to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
Movado Product LineThe Movado Medalist Ladies' Watch (model 0604803) features the Movado museum dial in stainless steel black, with silver colored hands and cabochon dot. The case is polished stainless steel, harboring the precise Swiss quarts movement. Water resistant to 100 feet, this has a list price of $995.
The Movado Portico Ladies' Watch (model 0604574) features a 2-Tone Movado museum dial. It also features a gold plated crown, bracelet with push-button, double locking clasp and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 100 feet, this is listed at $895.
The Movado Museum Automatic Horwitt Men's Watch (model 0605117) features a stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal skeleton back. Part of the original Movado modern series this watch also features 21-jewels and self-winding mechanical movement. In handsome "Cotes de Geneve" finish, this lists for $1,095.
The Movado Sports Edition SE Ladies' Watch S/S Watch (model 0604742) comes with a blue leather strap & blue mother-of-pearl Movado museum dial. This model has other similar features to those above. It's listed for $995.
Other Movado Series
Movado features ten to twelve series in all: the Esperanza watches, Classic Museum watches, Olympian watches, Eliro watches, Harmony watches, Imperio watches, Sprita watches, Valor watches, Moderna watches, and Junior Sport watches. Every Movado watch features a "sun dial" face and distinctive Movado dot marker at the 12 position.
Movado has re-introduced the KingMatic watch series; a 1950's original, now in stainless steel, but with the original watch's automatic movement and sweeping second hand on a central rotor.