Movado Museum Watch

Regular price
$3,200
Regular price
Sale price
$3,200
Manual-winding
33 MM
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SKU AS09425
Article Number 40991828
case size 33 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Champagne
material Yellow Gold
style Avant-Garde
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Black lizard leather strap with gold tone pin buckle.
overall condition Excellent condition throughout. Case shows very light wear consistent with age and gentle use. Dial is fantastic.
Manual-winding
33 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09425
Article Number 40991828
case size 33 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 1970s
dial color Champagne
material Yellow Gold
style Avant-Garde
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Black lizard leather strap with gold tone pin buckle.
overall condition Excellent condition throughout. Case shows very light wear consistent with age and gentle use. Dial is fantastic.

Why We Love it

Established in 1881, Movado made some of the finest time-only and complicated watches of the 20th century. Their famed triple-calendar watches of the 1940s and 1950s, as well as the Super Sub Sea chronographs from the 1960s are highly sought after by collectors, and for good reason — combining high-quality movements with attractive design, they’re the type of timepieces that draw people headfirst into the horological world.

In 1947, Movado introduced the Museum Watch. The brainchild of American artist Nathan George Horwitt, the Museum Watch drew inspiration from the Bauhaus school of design. Characterized by an ultra minimal aesthetic and a single dot at 12 o’clock symbolizing the sun at high noon, the MW has become an emblematic design for the Swiss manufacture.

This particular Museum Watch features a 33mm 14K yellow gold round case, acrylic crystal, polished bezel, and an unsigned yellow gold crown. Simple and effortless, the dial features a vertically brushed gold tone dial accompanied by a matching black ‘pencil’ handset and a date aperture at 12 o’clock.

Outfitted with a black lizard leather strap with a gold tone pin buckle, this piece is powered by a Movado Calibre 2552C manually-wound movement.

The original design of the Museum Watch was added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art almost 85 years ago and remains on display to this day! Unknowingly to most, Movado created some of the coolest mid century timepieces around to date ... and that includes the Museum Watch!

You can truly say you're wearing a piece of museum-worthy art with this on your wrist!

Brand Story

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While Movado is now best known as a producer of fashion watches like the Museum Watch, Movado's roots go much deeper than that. The company’s history reaches all the way back to 1881, when watchmaker Achilles Ditesheim opened a workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds. His brothers Léopold and Isidore joined him in 1886.

Production from that point on proved how true the name brand was—it means "always in motion" in Esperanto. Throughout the 20th century Movado produced incredible mechanical timepieces. They gained notoriety for the sophistication of the equipment and technology they employed, including electric tools.

Unlike many of their counterparts, Movado's movements were designed and manufactured in-house.

In the late 1960s, they were acquired by Zenith, and enjoyed perhaps their greatest period of success as the subsidiary of that brand. Their chronographs (which used the famous Zenith El Primero movement), particularly, were successful sellers. But the extent of their offerings didn’t end there. They also made killer dress watches like the one we have here.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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