The year was 1881. The mission was simple: Create a timepiece that would surpass all others in quality. The man behind the mission? Nineteen-year-old Achille Ditesheim, fresh off of training from the Swiss watchmaking school of La Chaux-de-Fonds. In honor of the watchmaking pioneer, Movado is releasing this tribute to his first watch. A dressy piece with a rather unconventional look, the Movado 1881 has long triangular hands and a dial that mimics the shape of the sun and its rays. It has no numerals, only indentations at every second and silver markers at every hour. The date window at 6 o’clock is circular to match the stainless steel case. The main area of focus has to be the large silver dot at 12, which could be a reference to the sun—the hands being the earth that rotates around it. To power the watch, it has an ETA 2824-2 25-jewel movement.
Note: At checkout, choose between 6 styles.
1881 Automatic Mens Watch – 0607020
Museum Classic Mens Watch – 0607019
1881 Automatic Mens Watch – 0607021 (+$40)
1881 Automatic Mens Watch – 0607062 (+$40)
1881 Automatic Mens Watch – 0607063 (+$110)
1881 Automatic Mens Watch – 0607164 (+$160)
Movement: ETA 2824-2 25-jewel automatic
40-hour power reserve
Case material: Stainless steel
Case diameter: 39.5 mm
Case thickness: 9 mm
Lug width: 20 mm
Lug-to-lug: 46 mm
Water resistance: 30 m (100 ft)
All orders will be shipped by Drop.
Estimated ship date is Oct 9, 2019 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout. After this product run ends, orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final.
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