Movado is one of those brands that don’t make the news as often as some of the others. However, when this Swiss watch manufacturer releases a brand new concept, the world pays close attention. The Movado SE or Sports Edition is now offering an aviation themed watch, equipped with all the legibility and functionality one would expect from that type of watch. Regardless of the brand’s stature in the hierarchy of watch brands, Movado is known to create well designed, durable watches at excellent price points.
This model is crafted wholly from stainless steel, which uses both polished and a bit of brushed finishing. The bezel is very thin maximizing on the space used by the dial. One of the most important features on any watch claiming to be pilot’s or aviation is that the watch must be legible. This is especially important if the watch is fitted with a chronograph like this model is.
The case on this watch measures in at 42mm, which is an excellent size and quite accessible to most men. The main crown is protected on either side by protrusions on the case. Highly polished chronograph pushers can be found at 2 and 4. The bracelet identifies this model as hailing from the SE range due to the iconic central dots on its links.
The dial is silvered matching the case. The hour and minute hands are the only elements which are coated with lume for nighttime readability. The hour markers feature silver toned, applied Arabic numerals at the 3, 6, and 9 positions. At the 12 position is the iconic Movado dot in silver tone and sunray motif. The other markers are rendered as indexes, making for a very dressy looking watch. The chronograph features totalizers at the 3 and 6 positions, with the small seconds counter located at 9. Completing the dial is a neat date aperture.
Driving this watch is a precise quartz movement made in Switzerland and chosen for its accuracy. Protecting the dial is a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. This gent’s timepiece from Movado is water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet, making this watch ideal for daily wear. This watch is protected by a two year guarantee and retails for USD $1895.00.