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. The Super Sub Sea is one of the most desirable Movado dive watches to come from the brand. During this era, Movado and Zenith worked closely together to introduce innovative designs and advancement to the watch world.
This specific Movado features the impressive 17 jewel Zenith 146-HP movement, which is also used in the Zenith Super Sub Sea Ref. A3736 as well as a variety of other chronographs from this era. This was the last manual wind movement caliber by Zenith-Movado before being superseded by the automatic El Primero movement.
The Movado Sub Sea Chronographs are the most sought after in the vintage Movado dive watch line-up. Similar to the design of a super compressor, this particular reference features the very rare and stunning orange inner rotating bezel. This watch also includes it's original and unique "ladder-link" Movado bracelet which have become extremely rare accessories for these early diving models.
Black " Reverse-Panda"
Movado Flip Lock Ladder-Link Bracelet W/ ZG End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The unpolished case retains sharp angles and exhibits light honest wear. The inner rotating bezel retains its tritium arrow at the 12 o'clock position, remaining in perfect condition and functions flawlessly. The pushers and Movado signed crowns all remain original to the watch. The original and elusively rare Movado ladder flip-lock bracelet remains in wonderful condition showing very minimal stretch and possesses the original end links.
DIAL & HANDS
The reverse panda dial remains in beautiful original condition showing no blemishing or imperfection. The original hands are striking, with large arrow minute hand and orange "lollipop" chronograph hand. Both the dial and the hands have aged to a charming creamy yellow coloration and exhibit no degradation or lume loss under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch is keeping time and is in perfect working condition.