Brand Focus: Movado

Dot to Dot!

Movado is an American brand best known for its Museum Watch, which has a simple dial with a single dot at the 12 o’clock position. This is supposed to symbolize the sun at noon.

Designed by artist Nathan George Horwitt in 1947, originally made by Vacheron & Constantin-Le Coultre Watches, Inc., and later by Movado. In 1060, the design became the first watch dial to be selected for the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The single dot dial still appears in many of Movado’s watches to this day.


As mentioned, the main characteristic of many watches in the Movado range is the singular dot on an otherwise blank face (apart from the hands of course, pretty pointless without)!

Many watches in the range also have names that have an Esperanto influence. Movado itself is translated as “movement” in Esperanto. Similarly, models such as Bela (which means “beautiful”), Belamodo (“beautiful fashion”), Fiero (“pride”), Brila (“brilliant”), Linio (“line”) and Verto (“crown”).

Model Range

Their impressive range of men’s and ladies watches cover most tastes.

Different styles, from the dainty and beautiful Rondiro Ladies watch, through the classic Museum for men, to the bold chronograph.

A choice of coloured faces, black , silver, pink, blue, what is your colour?

Link or mesh steel bracelet, leather or rubber strap, you choose.

The price ranges from £276 for the Bold Men’s watch, right up £1,650 for the Sapphire Synergy men’s watch. Most, however, fall within the £300-500 price range.

Whatever your desire, the one constant is, of course, the single dot!

Check out the Movado range today at Watch Shop or Goldsmiths and find yourself a classy watch at a very reasonable price.

This article has 4 Comments

  1. I liked this watch.
    To tell you the truth I don’t wear watches. I just use my mobile phone to keep track with the time.
    But this watch was really classy and beautiful.
    Sometimes I wish I wore watches.


  2. Hi
    Thanks for this post, I have to admit, I hadn’t heard of this make before but after seeing your site I think the movado masimo is a really classy stylish watch and I will definitely visit your site again when I’m in the market for a really nice watch.

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