Big Movado Triple Date Moonphase 36mm Case

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Rare large size 36mm diameter Movado triple date moon phase "Celestograph"  wristwatch in superb all original condition, fully serviced and ready to wear.   We often see these Movado calender timepieces in smaller 30mm to 34mm cases, but this rare example, made for a larger wrist measures the full 36mm excluding the crown making it a very desirable model in today's world of over-sized watches.  This superb example has a truly beautiful two tone original dial, slightly aged to perfection giving it that timeless vintage feel.  The classic Movado two-tone case has a remarkably thin profile with thick solid 14k gold cap over stainless steel and 3 quick set buttons located at 4, 8 and 10 o'clock.  A strikingly beautiful complicated vintage watch in all aspects of the word.  

Style: Calendar, Mid-Century Dress

Circa: 1940's

Case: Large size two-tone solid 14k gold over stainless steel 3-peice snap back case with simple faceted wedge lugs measuring 36mm in diameter excluding the original unsigned crown.  Push buttons located at 4, 8 and 10 o'clock quick set the date, moon and month respectively.  Overall excellent condition with only minor polishing to the tops of the lugs.  Comes on a new old stock genuine Movado 18mm black leather strap with generic gold filled buckle.  

Dial: Stunning original factory printed 2-tone dial with outer date track in blue and cut out apertures for month, day and moon dials.  Original hands in excellent condition with a rare gold tipped "dot" date indicator hand.  The day and month dials are in English and in good condition, while the moon dial does show some minor fading.  Wonderful vintage character throughout. Signed Movado, Switzerland.

Movement:  Famous high quality caliber 473 complicated quadruple calender movement with the unique feature (at the time) of being able to remove the entire calendar module completely from the base movement simply by removing 2 screws for ease of servicing and simplicity of design.  Signed  Movado Factories, Swiss Made, 15 Jewels.  Fully serviced by our watchmaker and in excellent working condition, keeping excellent time with all functions working as they should. 

Note: Never set calandar watches like this one between the times of 10pm to 2am as during that time the calender gears inside the movement are engaged and can be damaged if you press the quick set button too hard.