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1950s Movado Kingmatic 18k Pink Gold Dress Watch

£2,595.00GBP
vws1705

Rare Movado Kingmatic housed in a 35mm pink gold Farvre & Perret case with a rare solid pink gold dial featuring a hobnail engraved central square. 

Movado was founded as L.A.I Ditescheim & Freres SA in 1881 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, by Léopold Achille Isidore Ditesheim. In 1905, the company changed its name to Movado which translates to 'always in motion'.

In 1983, the company was purchased by North American Watch Corp, founded by Gedalio Grinberg, a Cuban-born Jew, who fled Fidel Castro's Marxist Revolution in 1960 with his family.

Movado watches have earned great distinction for their high quality and unique designs. Thus, they are one of the most collectible watches around the world.

What’s On Offer 

This really is a very rare and unique rose gold dress watch that is bound to turn heads with its unusual dial. The large central hobnail square is set off perfectly by the surrounding high gloss rose gold. The discreet yet purposeful date aperture is much preferable to other models of the same watch that sport magnified glass over this feature which seems somewhat unnecessary and also takes away from the overall splendour of the dial. 

This watch is in superb condition, keeping great time and in full working order with opulent rose gold applied baton markers and faceted sword hands also in rose gold. The light dances to a beautiful tune over every surface of this watch allowing the wearer a different vista on each occasion. This really is an exceptional piece of Movado mastery and as such will be snapped up in no time. This watch really does need to be seen in the flesh as our photographs do not do it justice. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: 18k Pink Gold

Dial: Pink Gold

Crystal: Plexi

Bracelet: Brown leather with pin buckle 


Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement type: Mechanical 

Calibre: 224A

Jewels: 17

Waterproof:

Power reserve: 46hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference Number: A256285

Date of issue: c.1953/54

Guarantee: 12 Months VWS

Dimensions

Width: 35mm

Lug width: 16mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 42mm

Wrist size: Adjustable