1950s Movado Chronograph (Ref. 9038) "Cal. M95"
Movado may just be the perfect example of the joy of vintage watches in relation to their modern counterparts. In the mid-century, Movado competed with the likes of Rolex and Patek Philippe for design accolades and market share, establishing themselves as a premium manufacturer. One whose influence is still very much felt today.
The Movado M95 chronographs, for example, remain today as some of the most sought-after, collectible, and incredibly beautiful wristwatches to come out of the mid-century era of watch design. While many Movado references employ the M95 movement, the M95 watches as a whole have captivated collectors since its creation, especially those with cases manufactured by Francios Borgel, the case maker responsible for iconic Patek Phillipe references such as the ref. 1463 Tasti Tondi and reference 565.
|Chronograph "Cal. M95"
|18K Yellow Gold
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The incredible 18K yellow gold Bogel-designed case is in truly remarkable condition, featuring truly crisp geometry through the stepped bezel and multi-angeled straight lugs. The original finishing remains strong through the mid-case as well, with no obvious evidence of previous polishing, deep hallmarks, and honest signs of gentle use present. The case retains its original and characteristic board pump pushers, and the crown is believed to be original as well. The screw-down case back is also very well-preserved and crisp, with only minimal wear present from previous use. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade shell cordovan leather strap.
The original and genuinely stunning black gilt dial is in superb condition, with the perfect amount of patina to excite the vintage enthusiast while exhibiting no real damage of note. The gold gilt text remains fully intact and vibrant throughout the dial. The sub-dials also remain clean and share the same patina as the main dial, while also retaining the original kris-style hands in the 3 and 6 o'clock sub-dials, the 9 o'clock sub-dial features a standard straight hand which is also original and correct for the watch. The gold hour, minute, and chronograph hands are also original and in excellent condition.
None. The watch is keeping time, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.