This 1951 Movado Tempomatic Sport showcases exactly what once made this brand so great. The 34.7mm jumbo Francis Borgel case showcases some of the most beautiful lugs I’ve ever seen. In modern terms and tastes this “waterproof” caseback, military style dial in hands, has a sporty elegance that is typically a dress watch. However, when this was released the intention was to be a robust wearable piece.
The Arabic military numerals are beautifully aged in the near yellow tone of the hands makes this piece highly visible. The silver tone chapter ring that separates the minute track from the hours indicators is subdued but shows through in well-lit environments. The watch features a non-imposing elegant stainless-steel crown.
The Movado caliber 221 bumper movement was fully serviced in 2018, and inspected and regulated prior to sale. Is keeping excellent time. This piece wears extremely large and is not typical of the era.
It is sold on a very soft 18 mm chestnut Shell Cordovan leather strap, with off-white stitching that complements the aging of the white dial.