In 1881 Achilles Ditesheim, a 19-year old entrepreneur, hires six watchmakers and opens a small workshop in the village of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
In 1905 Ditesheim changes the name of his company to Movado – a word meaning “always in motion” in the artificial, international language of Esperanto.
In 1912 The Polyplan is created, with its revolutionary, patented movement constructed on three planes, to fit a case curved to follow the natural contours of the wrist.
In 1925 An elegant cushion-shaped Movado Pocket Watch with highly decorative, hand-enameled gold case is created for the “Exposition des Arts Decoratifs”
In 1926 Launch of the Ermeto, a unique pillow-shaped watch with a patented movement automatically wound by the sliding motion of the case as it is opened and closed.
1n 1930 The 1930s represented a decade of brilliant creativity during which the early Movado Digital Watch, with an innovative display of both hours and minutes, is introduced.
In 1946 The new epoch in wrist calendar watches begins with the debut of the advanced, self-winding Calendomatic, featuring month and day apertures and central date indicator.