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Nestled in the bustling heart of Lyndhurst, New York, the grand edifice at 125 Chubb Avenue stands as a testament to time itself. This is the sanctuary of the Movado Group, Inc., a beacon in the world of luxury watchmaking. Yet, its origins were far humbler, known once as the North American Watch Company.
Journey back to 1961. The streets buzzed with the spirit of change, and in this vibrant atmosphere, Gedalio Grinberg, an immigrant fueled by Cuban passion, laid the foundation for the North American Watch Company. As the 60s waned, this budding enterprise adopted Concord, a gem from the heart of Bienne, Switzerland, established in 1908.
But to truly understand Movado's essence, we must traverse even further back, to 1881. Amid the tranquil embrace of the Swiss Jura Mountains, a vision took root in the mind of the young and driven Achille Ditesheim. By 1905, this vision bore the name 'Movado', an Esperanto whisper meaning “always in motion”. And motion it saw, with over 700 unique wristwatch models gracing the world by 1920.
In the tapestry of Movado's history, 1947 shines brightly. It was then that Nathan George Horwitt, an American artist, birthed the Movado Museum Watch. A design so avant-garde, its numberless face adorned only by a lone dot, that by 1960, it claimed a revered spot at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
The winds of change blew fiercely in the 1970s, reshaping the watch industry with quartz technology. While many were swept away, Movado stood firm, harnessing the power of quartz in 90% of its creations.
Time, as it always does, marched on. The 80s and 90s witnessed Movado's horizons expand, birthing new brands and forging alliances. And in 1996, in homage to its most iconic creation, it dawned a new identity: the Movado Group, Inc.
As the hands of time continue their eternal dance, Movado's tale stands as a beacon of adaptability, vision, and the undying allure of design. From a quaint Swiss workshop to a global luxury emblem, every tick of a Movado watch echoes its rich legacy and unwavering commitment to art and innovation.
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