The Movado Museum Classic watches are high quality timepieces built on an iconic design and had their heydays throughout the ‘90s. The longstanding Movado Museum received a slight revision on the dial sometimes back, which was due to the slow subsiding of the timepieces from mainstream culture. But none else other than Movado to blame for the same; it’s Movado’s introduction of other designs like the Sapphire Synergy that made the public attention shift.
Fact remains: The Museum Movado Classic is one of those designs that despite being experimental and modern didn’t flinch a bit from its utilitarian approach. Complete and successful, the original design concept of Nathan George Horwitt (American Jewish-Russian immigrant, the designer) shows through the Movado Museum Dial Classic, which marks the brand’s relatively pure return to the core Museum theme.
The Movado Museum dial was designed way back in 1947. The idea of a watch dial with no markers is controversial and many frowned upon it, especially those who never liked form taking over function. However, Horwitt’s was pretty much inspired with the Bauhaus-style which, je wanted to convert from a mere design to functional art, removing the unnecessary and keeping the core elements intact. Civil time always depends on the Sun and therefore, the dot at 12! The result was a transformation in the people’s psychology in an era of digital timepieces when wearing watches got reduced to sheer utility as against for style and emotional reasons. That decade, the Museum became more pronounced and turned a larger chunk attentive towards the luxury-side of watch-wearing.
However, the early 2000s found the popularity of the Movado Museum Sport Mens Watch dip as it went against the emerging tastes of dinner-plates on the wrists. The Museum, compared to the gargantuan new sizes, was much smaller in diameter and dress-styles were been replaced by tough, macho and sportier looks. Moreover, the Movado Museum ran on quartz movements despite its mechanical looks, which also annoyed them who were then focusing on mechanical watches. However, over the years, Movado Watches brought out larger diameters, sport versions and even a few mechanical versions to move very close within no time to the success of 1990s which the classic models enjoyed. With the new Museum Classic watches, Movado genuinely returned to their former simple elegance, now with enough modern updates, like the darker outer rings and slightly-lighter inner rings around the dial. The dauphine-style hands made a comeback while the polished Sun marker appeared brighter than ever before.
Today, the classic black-dialed version is also available in blue; in PVD-coated rose gold and also two-toned models with either leather straps or steel bracelets. All these point toward one thing: The beauty of the Museum Dial watch is relevant and apparent for today as it was some 20 years back and the attractive concept and genius never stops to amaze!