The Movado Watch Company began producing the timepieces in 1881 at a small Switzerland shop.
Movado watches were originally crafted entirely by hand. These watchmakers received accolades for the precision and style of the device. During the Universal Watch Exposition held in Paris in 1899, the coveted "Silver Medal" was awarded to the brand. Customer demand for the timepieces grew rapidly during the turn of the century.
The Movado company name means "always in motion".