Founded in 1881 by Leopold Achille Ditesheim, in La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland, and rebranded in 1905 to Movado meaning "always in motion". 1983 marked the year Movado was purchased by the North American Watch Corp., founded by Gedalio Grinberg. Movado is well known for its simple, yet beautiful designs, its most iconic piece the Museum Watch released in 1983 even in modern times is a fan favorite amongst many watch enthusiasts.