In 1881, 19-year old entrepreneur Achilles Ditesheim hired six watchmakers and opened a small workshop in the village of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Within a few years, his watches were making history. In 1905, the year his company was awarded the gold medal at the famed Liege Exposition, he changed its name to "Movado," an Esperanto word meaning "always in motion.”
Living up to its name, Movado has created many celebrated timepieces over the years, from the revolutionary 1912 Polyplan to the 1970 Datron chronograph. Movado is best known today for the legendary watch dial conceived by artist Nathan George Horwitt in 1947, with its solitary dot at 12 o'clock symbolizing the sun at high noon, the moving hands suggesting the rotation of the earth.
Acclaimed for purity of design unrivaled in the history of timekeeping, Horwitt’s original design was accepted by the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1960. Today, the single dot dial, now renowned as the Museum Dial and regarded as an icon of Modernism, continues to distinguish many Movado timepieces.
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