Movado was one of the most prestigious and innovative of high-grade Swiss watch houses during the "Golden Age" of fine Swiss watchmaking from the early 20th century to the late 1960's. Vintage Movado from this period are superbly crafted and highly collectible timepieces! Movado has a rich history of producing calendar complications, including the "Calendoscope, Calendette, Calendomatic, Calendolux, Calendoplan," and this classic 1940's model, the "Calendograph." According to Fritz von Osterhausen ("The Movado History," p. 126), "these models are among the most collectable and nostalgic watches ever produced by Movado." Here's the details on this classic collectible complication produced by Movado and marketed by Tiffany & Co.: TIFFANY & CO. (Movado) 14k "Calendograph" Triple-Date Calendar Complication w/"Turtle" Lugs - Excellent 34mm signed solid 14k gold snapback case with calendar push buttons at 2:00 and 4:00, ribbed sides and fancy extended "turtle" lugs (42mm lug to lug), signed 15 jewel complicated calendar movement (calibre 475), excellent aged original signed (Tiffany & Co., Switzerland") two-tone silvered dial with raised gold even-hour arabic numerals, outer date chapter ring, center day and month apertures, gold stick hands, sweep seconds and arrow-tipped sweep date hand, genuine ostrich strap. The calibre 475 complicated calendar movement was manufactured by Movado from 1938 to 1954, with the likely production date of this piece during the 1940's. This estimate is corroborated by the presentation engraving on the case back, which dates to 1947.
The watch is in excellent condition for this vintage! The signed solid 14k gold snapback case is in excellent condition, and features the desirable extended "turtle" lugs. This is the same case design as Winston Churchill's watch! The signed 15 jewel calibre 475 complicated calendar movement is running fine, keeping excellent time, and with all calendar functions work as designed. The signed original Tiffany & Co. two-tone silver satin dial is in excellent condition with some fading and aging. This is a beautiful and highly collectible complicated calendar watch from Movado, marketed by Tiffany & Co.! GORGEOUS 1940's VINTAGE SOLID 14k GOLD TIFFANY & CO. (MOVADO) CALENDOGRAPH TRIPLE-DATE CALENDAR COMPLICATION WITH ORIGINAL TIFFANY & CO. DIAL AND FANCY "TURTLE" LUGS! Sell for $1195 plus shipping ($20 US Delivery or $60 International via Global Express).
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