About MovadoThe award-winning watchmaker Movado has reached legacy status when it comes to design innovation. Founded in Switzerland in 1881, Movado proudly fuses Swiss heritage with modern design. Museums around the word feature Movado watches in their collections, and for good reason; the brand has earned over 100 patents for its forward-thinking timepieces. Even the company's name reflects this constant quest for innovation. In 1905 the watchmaker adopted the name "Movado," a word that means "always in motion" in the Esperanto language. Today, Movado continues to seek the purest ways to look at time while embracing both engineering and aesthetic.
Popular Movado Collections at Lewis JewelersMovado's 1881 Automatic collection serves as a modern tribute to the company's founding year and its deep-rooted Swiss heritage. Powered by sophisticated self-winding movements, these watches combine state of the art technology on the inside with sleek, modern designs on the outside. This collection’s timepieces feature a three-hand dial, stamped hour markers and minute index, as well as a round date display. Different models offer several band options, including textured calfskin and stainless steel. With quality sapphire crystal and water resistance of up to 30 meters, the 1881 Automatic timepieces are functional as well as elegant.
For an even more minimalist appeal, watch enthusiasts embrace the Museum Classic collection and its discreet originality. In 1947, American artist Nathan George Horwitt designed a pure black watch dial with a single gold dot. Today’s collection includes Horwitt’s original design as well as variations that remain true to his aesthetic ideals. The signature gold dot represents the sun, while the moving hands bring to mind the earth’s perpetual motion. Horwitt’s dial was the first watch ever selected for the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, giving the inspiration for the collection’s name. A true landmark in the history of timekeeping, the Museum Classic collection is an essential for serious watch collectors.