The Movado Museum watch is one of the icon’s of the watch industry. It’s simple, yet timeless design has not lost any of its power since Nathan George Horwitt penned it down in 1947. One wish that many watch enthusiast still has been an automatic version of this design icon. A wish that Movado has granted with the new 1881 Automatic.
1881 refers of course to Movado’s founding year, which is a fitting tribute to a watch many have waited for. Available in steel or gold-plated steel, does the 1881 Automatic show the classical Movado Museum watch dial, yet combined with a more detailed outer ring, which is slightly elevated in relation to the center of the dial. Very subtle, did Movado also integrated the minute and hour indicators in this ring.
Black is of course the original color of the Museum watch but the blue dial is a stunning addition! To balance the “sun-dot” at twelve o’clock did Movado place the date at six o’clock. Although still the powerful classic, Movado did add a seconds hand as a fitting tribute to the automatic movement. The smooth calf leather strap gives the 1881 Automatic its familiar classical look, while the stainless steel bracelet makes the watch more contemporary.
Movado also thinks about the ladies that prefer an automatic movement; the 1881 Automatic is also available in a 27mm ladies model. Although available in identical models as the men’s version, are there also versions that feature a mother-of-pearl dial and a diamond set crescent. For those ladies that prefer a more traditional dial with the hour markers in diamonds, or simple indexes, Movado has you covered as well.