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Designed by artist Nathan George Horwitt in 1947, originally made by Vacheron & Constantin-Le Coultre Watches, Inc., and later by Movado.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”).
A choice of coloured faces, black , silver, pink, blue, what is your colour?
Link or mesh steel bracelet, leather or rubber strap, you choose.
Whatever your desire, the one constant is, of course, the single dot!