Since its founding in 1881 by 19-year old entrepreneur Achille Ditesheim in the village of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Movado has achieved a legacy of design innovation, earning more than 100 patents and 200 international awards for artistry and innovation in watch design and time technology.

The Limited Edition Movado Museum 60 Skeleton Dot

The brand is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the iconic. It was the most famous movement Movado ever created. It was designed by artist Nathan George Horwitt in 1947 and was defined by a single dot at 12 o’clock, which symbolizes the sun at high noon. The dial of this watch reflects a purity of design unrivaled in the history of time-keeping. In 1962, the dial design was registered as a trademark.
  1. A mechanical hand-winding skeletonized ETA caliber 6498-2 movement
  2. 17 jewels
  3. A 60-hour power reserve
  4. The dial is the Black Museum with an opening at 6 o'clock displaying the Movado "M" chevron, straight "parallel" hands and flat dot at 12 o'clock
  5. The case is in 18kt white gold and measures 45mm
  6. Double sapphire crystals and a black alligator strap with an 18kt white gold buckle
  7. Movado is making 60 of these watches Museum dial.
Movado, meaning "always in motion" in the international language of Esperanto, is the hallmark of some of the most famous timepieces ever created:
  1. the 1912 Polyplan, its revolutionary, patented movement constructed on three planes to fit a case curved to follow the wrist...the WWI Soldier's Watch with its elegant, protective grill
  2. the 1927 Ermeto, a capsule-shaped pocket watch wound by the sliding motion of its case
  3. the innovative 1950's Kingmatic series of rotor-driven automatics
  4. the Movado Artist’s Series by luminaries of 20th Century art
  5. the Movado Museum Watch with its legendary dial.
Defined by a single dot at 12 representing the sun at high noon, the Museum Watch dial is regarded as an icon of Modernism. It was designed by Bauhaus-influenced artist Nathan George Horwitt in 1947. When Horwitt's dial was selected for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1960, it was the first watch dial ever awarded this distinction.

The name "Museum Watch" derives from this recognition.

What's more......

1969 • ZENITH became a member of the MONDIA-ZENITH-MOVADO holding company.

1971 • The American ZENITH RADIO CORPORATION took a majority stake in the MONDIA-ZENITH-MOVADO group.

1978 • ZENITH returned to the hands of Swiss investors, with DIXI, the financial and mechanical constructions group, as major shareholder.

1984 • MOVADO taken over by NORTH AMERICAN WATCH Co

2000 • ZENITH taken over by L.V.M.H group.