In 1947, artist Nathan George Horwitt, a Bauhaus acolyte, conceived of the now classic Movado Museum watch. Defined by a single dot at 12 o’clock, symbolizing the sun at high noon, it's a design which has stood the test of time - while continuing to tell it accurately.
Meaning "always in motion" in the manmade international language of Esperanto, Movado watches have been crafted in Switzerland since the late 1800s, when the company was founded by the entrepreneurial 19 year old Achilles Ditesheim in the village of La Chaux-de-Fonds.
The the sleek & elegantly-simple exterior of this classic - & classy! - watch belies a precision-crafted interior. The Classic Museum, which is actually exhibited in various museum collections including the Victoria & Albert and the Deutsches Museum is available in several variations, including bands made of either leather or lizard and a case from stainless steel or, should you like your time told more fancy, in 18k gold.
- Lesley Scott
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