Movado was founded by Achille Ditesheim in 1881 in the town of La Chaux-de-fonds, switzerland.
Originally, Movado watches were all manufactured by hand. In 1889 the firm was awarded six First Class Official rating certificates. They also won a silver medal at the Universal Demonstration in Paris.
Movado launched a line of digital watches in 1930.
In 1946, they began offering the “Calendomatic” watch to consumers.
This watch offered the month and day markers on the dial.
Their most recognizable line, the “Museum Watch,” debuted in 1969, and is still being produced today.
This watch design resulted in a pairing with Andy Warhol to create one-of-a-kind watches.
Today, Movado is reproducing earlier styles, and also produces watches for brands such as Coach, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger.