1950s Movado Kingmatic Sub-Sea in steel Borgel case
In 1905, brothers Leopold and Isidore Ditesheim moved production to new facilities and named their brand Movado, which means “always on the move” in Esperanto. The watches produced by the brothers left their mark in the 20th century with their success in chronometric and performance watchmaking competitions. Movado released water-resistant wristwatches as early as 1935, and by the 1960s was producing dive watches to compete with the era’s better-known offerings from brands such as Rolex or Omega.
This model is a very elegant and superbly preserved Kingmatic Sub Sea, featuring a nice silver sunburst dial with tritium index and baton hands, a date complication and an absolutely marvelous François Borgel case, making it a true connoisseur watch.
This piece is equipped with a caliber 538, showing a beautifully designed rotor, fully serviced as usual. It comes on a leather strap with the original Movado buckle.