Have you ever heard of Movado watches? Some of you may have, but we wouldn’t be too surprised if you said no. They are definitely not considered the biggest watch brand in the world nor the best, but they seem to be incredibly understated in the watch world. Retailing at ridiculously reasonable prices and boasting unique contemporary designs, automatic movements and Swiss manufacture, we think it’s time to give the Movado brand a little more attention.
The Movado Watch brand was first founded in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland back in 1881 but it wasn’t until 1947 that the brand made any real impact. American artist Nathan George Horwitt became inspired by the sun at high moon and believed that “we do not know time as a number sequence,” but by the position of the sun as the earth rotates. As such, the famous Movado watch dial was created where a famous solitary dot decorated the 12 o clock position. This design was so striking that it became the first ever watch dial to be put into a permanent collection for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and ever since, it has been used on every Movado watch in the collection.
Over five decades later and Movado watches are proving that their famed dial design is timeless. Not only have they earned more than 100 patents and 200 international awards for watch design, but their collections continue to hold a permanent place in museums worldwide. Their long rich heritage and exceptional craftsmanship continues to shine through in their current collections like the Movado Bold watch collection and the Movado Ultra Slim watch collection, each boasting a range of striking and contemporary styles.
The Movado Bold watch starts from around £250 for a two-hand and up to around £575 for a chronograph, all showcasing stunning metals in gold tones and coloured steels, striking square lugs and statement cases. Meanwhile the Movado Ultra Slim watch collection is much more suited to dainty wrists with thin case designs, delicate indices and slim lugs starting from £399. It is difficult not to be impressed by the quality and cost of these timepieces, so if you want more information on Movado Watches and their stunning timepiece collections, click here.