1950 Movado Bumper Automatic 'Calatrava' in Solid 18ct Gold with Box and 18ct Gold Buckle

Product Code: AWCMOV0054

Availability:In stock

£2,250.00 £1,800.00

This Watch

We have here a stunning Movado 18k bumper automatic from 1950.  The off-white /cream original dial is beautiful!  There is patina and character / age as we would expect with a watch in this age which in our opinion adds to its vintage appeal.  A mixture of stylish, unique, gilt, spade-type markers and Arabic numerals blend nicely with the case but provide a contrast to the dial for added readability.  Finished off with bold, minute, raised-dot tracking, the dial is signed 'Movado, automatic' at 12 and 'Switzerland' at 6 o'clock.

The sharp, 33.5mm, solid 18ct gold, clip-back case is a comfortable wear for both men and women.  Stylishly round and with chamfered, horn lugs, this watch has all the 1940s classic dress watch features while benefiting from the entry into the 1950s innovations.  Inside is the Movado in house unique bumper automatic caliber, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired this watch on a black leather strap to keep it in the dress watch category, but it looks great on brown too.  Not only is this watch in fantastic condition, it also comes with its original box - something that is quite rare for a watch of this age!  And also a solid 18ct gold buckle to fit to the strap of your choosing!

Extra Points 

Achilles Ditesheim at the age of 19 founded LAI Ditescheim & Freres SA in 1881.  With the help of 6 watchmakers, he built a workshop in the small village of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.  In 1905 he renamed the company Movado meaning “always in motion” in the international language of Esperanto.  In 1947 Nathan George Horwitt created the single dot watch dial.  In 1960 Horwitts original design became the first watch dial ever to be accepted by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.  In 2017 Movado Group purchased the Olivia Burton brand based in London, one of the fastest-growing fashion watch and jewellery brands in the UK.  In October 2018 Movado Group acquired MVMT who specialise in selling quartz watches, sunglasses and jewellery.  The Movado Group also owns Concord, Ebel.  

As with all our stock, it comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.

What we think

This is the perfect watch for the lover of original watch making history or a seasoned collector of Movado, who are, in our opinion, a very much underrated brand.  They have quality, Swiss in house movements, manufactured in a unique way only to the Movado factories - and this one is automatic no less!  Complete with its original box and buckle, this watch is an absolute steal!

Spec Stuff

Serial : 213****
Reference : 8404
Movement : Automatic Bumper Movado Cal 115 17J
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1950
Case Size : 33.5mm
Case Thickness : 10.5mm
Lug to Lug :
Lugs :
Condition :
Box & Papers :
 Box & Buckle
Case Material :
  18k Gold
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1950 Movado Bumper Automatic 'Calatrava' in Solid 18ct Gold with Box and 18ct Gold Buckle