News and Events July 18, 2003 admin
New Model – Movado Museum Minute Repeater
Inspired by the Bauhaus Movement, the Museum dial was designed in 1947 by American artist
Nathan George Horwitt.
This one-off piece is housed in a 37mm platinum
case. It has double sapphire crystals and an alligator strap with an 18kt white
The Museum Minute Repeater features a highly complicated
hand-wind mechanical movement. When the slide lever, located at 9 o’clock, is
activated, two tiny hammers strike the time: one to twelve clear bell tones will
signal the appropriate hour. Then one, two or three tones sound to indicate the
most recent quarter mark passed. Finally, one to fourteen identical, individual
musical notes will chime to signal the precise minute. The train wheels and
mainplate of the movement are circular-finished and the bridges are engraved
with a “Côtes de Genève” finish. All screws, as well as striking hammers, are
polished to a mirror finish, complimenting the platinum case. “Movado” is
engraved on the rotor.