Written by: K. Amanuel
ESQ ONE by Movado – 1 watch – 12 fun colors
Founded in 1881 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Movado is a Swiss luxury watch company whose name is Esperanto for “always in motion”. The company is known for its iconic Museum watch and its modern and eye-catching aesthetic. The iconic Museum watch dial is defined by a single gold dot that symbolizes the sun at high noon and the hands that symbolize the movement of the earth. The original Museum Watch by Movado designed by American designer Nathan George Horwitt in 1947 was the first watch to be displayed at the Museum of Modern Art. The watch was dubbed as “the only truly original and beautiful one for such an object” by rewnowned photographer Edward Steichen. Movado also commissioned the design and installation of “Time Sculpture,” which was designed by architect Philip Johnson, and is located outside Lincoln Center in New York City. Today, Movado has more than 100 patents and 200 international awards for its innovation in design and watch technology as well its unique artistry. Movado celebrated its 125th year of watchmaking in 2006 and is still going strong.
The simple and elegant features often observed in Movado timepieces can be seen in its ESQ One collection as well. This unisex watch has a very cool and fun vibe. It comes in 12 different models, which include orange, white, yellow, navy, black, turquoise, fuschia and combination of these colors. The colors are vibrant and eye-catching and very fashionable. The ESQ One comes in a silicone-wrapped steel case that is 42.5 millimeters in diameter. It has a screw-down polycarbonate crown and a soft silicone strap with a unique logo-button that match color of the case. The case is water resistant to 10 ATM. The dial comes in various colors depending on the model of the watch. The Arabic numerals on the three o’clock, six o’clock and nine o’clock positions are pretty prominent and easily legible as are the indices on the others. There is a date window at the four o’clock position as well.
ESQ One by Movado – Technical Specifics:
Dial – Various colors (depends on model) with Arabic numerals (at three, six, and nine o’clock) and index; date window at the four o’clock position
Case – Stainless steel and plastic
Case Diameter – 42.5 millimeters
Water Resistance – 10 ATM
Movement – Quartz
Crystal – mineral
Strap – silicone
Price – $150.00