Tropical 1950s Movado Kingmatic Sub-Sea (Ref. 15051)

Movado released water-resistant wristwatches in the mid-1930s, by the early 1960s Movado was producing dive watches to contend with the era's greater-known offerings from names like Rolex, Omega, Heuer & Tudor.

This deeply tropical, automatic winding 'Kingmatic Sub-Sea' is a stunning piece of Movado's long history of beautiful, simplified designs. This Art Deco-inspired piece bears the history of serious watchmaking while being modestly priced. 

Brand Movado
Style Kingmatic Sub-Sea
Model 15051
Serial 531XXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial "Tropical" Yellow
Millimeters 35.5
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The case has been lightly polished in the past but retains full and even lugs. The original crown shows honest wear. The caseback retains its fully legible engraving. The watch comes supplied on a two-piece leather strap. 


This seriously tropical dial is striking. Aged to a beautiful golden patina, it exhibits moderate signs of age and wear. All fonts on the dial are still in excellent condition. The beveled stainless steel Art Deco-inspired indices show moderate signs of age, with the golden patina being saturated around the edges of the markers. The radium luminous material on the hour markers has aged to a dark brown patina and shows minimal degradation under UV light. The hands exhibit consistent signs of age and have developed a matching patina to the hour markers. There is significant lume loss on the hour hand, while the lume on the minute hand remains fully intact.  


None. The watch is keeping time and is in perfect working condition, previous service history is unknown.

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