1940s 14ct gold round vintage Movado Calendograf watch
A 14ct gold round vintage Movado Calendograf watch. The case measures 34 mm in diameter and has ‘turtle’ lugs. The case is signed Movado Factories Switzerland, marked 14ct gold and numbered. The 475 calibre manual wind movement is signed Movado Factories, with 15 jewels, unadjusted and numbered. The two-tone dial has gold raised Arabic numerals, with red centre seconds, an outside calendar track, with a day and month apertures either side of the centre. The dial is signed Movado above the centre.
A stunning example of one of Movado’s most iconic watches!
The Calendograf was introduced in 1938, with the calibre 475 movement, one of Movado’s most important lines. A number of different models were produced with varying case and dial designs. The Calendograf models were exhibited at the 1940 World’s Fair in New York and also the Basel Watch Fairs during the 1940s. Production of calibre 475 movement ceased in 1954.
Winston Churchill was presented with a gold Calendograf with ‘turtle’ lugs in September 1946 by Swiss citizens as a testimony of their admiration. Andy Warhol also owned several vintage Movado watches, including a Calendograf.