The French Say It Best, La Novelle and Master Chronograph New From Movado Watches
Something new from Movado, La Nouvelle for both men and women is a sophisticated and sleek timepiece. Nouvelle translates to mean “new” in French and as such this watch is aptly named for it is a current interpretation on the iconic Museum watch design. There have been a few versions of the Museum watch but this one takes on a new shape as well. La Nouvelle is a rectangular case with a black dial in the Museum styling with a brushed stainless steel case and a black leather or stainless steel strap. The watch is driven by Swiss quartz movement and is battery operated. It features a curved sapphire crystal that is both anti-glare and scratch-resistant. The case on both the women’s and the men’s versions measures 34mm, larger watches are very much in demand. The case is designed with two brushed stainless steel bars running vertically on either side of the dial framing it beautifully and with the curved case it has a retro look about it.
The Movado Master Chronograph Automatic Watch offers a distinctive design and some unusual features. The look is bold, large, clean and fresh and will appeal to a broader more sports- minded audience for the brand. There are asymmetrical hour markers with a minute track and a black date window located inside of the 12 hours chronograph counter at 6 o’clock. The 30 minute sub-dial is at 3 o’clock and the 60 seconds counter can be found at 9 o’clock. The tonneau shaped case is made from stainless steel and is oversized at 45mm in diameter. The screw-down crown has a gear edge design, there are two round chrono pushers on either side of it and the bezel is a black sapphire crystal with a gear flange. It is water-resistant to 200 meters.
The Master Chronograph is driven by Swiss automatic movements with a custom made black “M” rotor. The black dial is done in a matte finish and has a textured detail in a pie-shaped quadrant below the iconic Movado dot at 12 o’clock. The strap is made from texturized black rubber and has a Z-fold deployment buckle. The design of this watch has a definite Bauhaus movement influence which is one of the most influential styles in modern design and architecture. Movado Watches stays true to their avant-garde history and fashion forward and artistic designs and these two models are no exception to that custom.