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The word “Movado” means “always in motion” in the international language of Esperanto. It has proven a prophetic name for a company committed to design, innovation and time technology since 1881.

The Movado philosophy – excellence in design, dedication to Swiss craftsmanship and a quest for technological innovation, is as valid today as it was when 19 year old watchmaker Achille Ditesheim founded the company in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1881. Ditesheim was determined to develop timepieces that would surpass all others in quality, and within a few years his watches were making history. His firm was awarded the gold medal for quality, creativity and design at the famed Liege Exposition in 1905. Since then, 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 technology.

The Museum Dial is regarded as an icon of modern design. The gold dot at 12 “o” clock symbolizes the sun at high noon and the moving hands suggest the movement of the earth.

Today, Movado watches are in prominent museums around the world and the legendary single dot dial acclaimed for design simplicity unrivalled in the history of time keeping continues to distinguish a wide collection of distinctive Movado timepieces.

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