A very rare, oversized and  attractive stainless steel wristwatch with three tone dial and center seconds

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  • Manufacturer: Movado
    Year: Circa 1938
    Reference No: 37'876
    Case No: 0'681'676
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 15 1/5’’, 15 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Dial and movement signed.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Movado, which in the constructed language Esperanto means “always in motion”, was founded by 19 year old Achille Ditisheim, a talented watchmaker who opened his workshops in La Chaux de Fonds in 1881 along with six watchmakers. The philosophy “always in motion” remained within the brand, which was constantly innovating in terms of styles and designs. With the present lot, Movado hits all the right notes. The large 40mm “non-magnetic” steel case is highly unusual for a timepiece from the late 1930s, and the vibrant three-tone dial conveys an alluring, masculine elegance. The dial has aged with grace to a warm vanilla color that provides striking contrast as background for the dramatic, deep blued-steel hands. The present lot, with its oversized case and visually arresting dial is a fascinating watch for the connoisseur, and its rarity is such that we have never seen another like it.

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Movado

Ref. 37'876
A very rare, oversized and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with three tone dial and center seconds

Circa 1938
40mm. Diameter
Dial and movement signed.

Estimate
CHF7,000 - 10,000 
€6,400-9,200
$7,200-10,300

sold for CHF18,750

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
+41 22 317 81 89

The Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR

Geneva Auctions 12 – 13 November 2016