236 Movado Tasteful and Particular, Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 9058, Signed Zenith

Estimate: €8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Model: 95M
Reference: 9058
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1950s
Movement: Manual
Caliber: C95M
Case N°: 9068
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

In 1938, Movado debuted an industry first, two-button modular chronograph. Named the 90M and developed by Frédéric Piguet, this caliber would go on to be a standby in the brand’s line-up for decades. A year later, in 1939, Movado released the 95M, a three-register version with a unique 60-minute counter. The bottom starts and stops the stopwatch feature while the top resets to zero. Movado made most of its 90M watches in the ’40s and ’50s, whereas 95M examples seem to date more to the ’50s and ’60s. The present watch is a wonderful specimen of chronograph which left Movado factories in the 1950s. The yellow case with faceted lugs, domed plastic crystal, round pump-style chronograph pushers, domed crown and massive yellow-gold screw case back is still in amazing conditions. Original untouched silver dial with baton hour markers and three sunken subdials with concentric guilloché pattern. This watch is, moreover, embellished by the signature of the famous maker Zenith, in fact, Movado collaborated a lot with this brand in the production of watches and movement. Since Zenith’s origins, its founder George Favre-Jacot sought to manufacture precision timepieces, realizing that the quality control was best maintained, when production was housed locally.