Movado - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Movado
    Year: Circa 1920
    Reference No: 5719
    Case No: 20'713
    Material: 14k pink gold
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 14k gold pin buckle
    Dimensions: 45mm wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: A similar watch is illustrated in The Movado History, by Fritz von Osterhausen page 58.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A certain suave coolness just oozes out of this incredibly visually arresting extra large oval timepiece from Movado.

    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.

    The present watch is a perfect example of this ethos, with its large slim case and short shell style lugs its sits perfectly on the wrist. The bold Roman numerals printed on a cream grené dial grow in size towards the lower part of the dial have a natural flow.

    It is incredible to think that such a timepiece was made some 90 years ago, its innovative and nomenclature defying design is like no other and a must have for the collector of truly rare and unusual watches.


Ref. 5719
An extra ordinary oversized pink gold oval shaped wristwatch

Circa 1920
45mm wide
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF32,760

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020