1940's Movado Vintage Triple Calendar Moon Phase - Stainless Steel & 14K Gold - The Celestograph


Item No. 5517

Today's offering showcases this beautiful original gold top Movado Celestograph.

It is a superior original example of one of the company's sought after triple date calendar with moon phase watches. Powered by a complicated Movado movement, the watch tracks the date, day of the week, month, and phases of the moon.

Its full size gold and stainless steel case with pleasing turtle lugs is in near mint condition. Its two-tone dial is original and much nicer than most. And its Movado movement is very clean.

Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

Please note: A published example of this model can be found in Fritz von Osterhausen's work The Movado History, 1996, p. 127.

Movado's complicated watches:
During Movado's glorious period from 1912 through the 1950's, when such innovations as the polyplan movement, Calendomatic, and exceptional in-house chronographs pushed the envelope of horological technology, and original designs such as the Museum watch took their place in history, their wristwatches enjoyed a level of prestige reserved only for works of the finest watchmakers.

Usually when things are complicated, it means more stress, more work, and more effort, but at the end of the day, it's worth it. The same holds true for vintage wristwatches, where gifted artisans and engineers from years gone by labored months and years to create complicated timepieces that transcend art and talent. When it comes to vintage wristwatches, the highest realms of respect and value are reserved for these watches that do more than merely tell time.

  • Manufacturer: Movado
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: c. later 1940's to earlier 1950's
  • Model: Ref. 11922
  • Functions: Time, Day, Date, Month, Subsidiary Seconds, Moonphase
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Rose gold and stainless steel
  • Case markings (inside): Stainless Steel, Fab. Swisse, C476386
  • Dimensions: 34mm wide (excluding crown), 42mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Case condition: Near mint. Only shows light signs of ever being polished and retains very strong markings
  • Dial: Two-tone silver, signed Movado, gold Arabic indices, auxiliary seconds dial, moonphase dial, outer graduation for the days of the month, apertures for the days of the week and the months, original, better than near mint
  • Hands: Original, gold, lances, with original steel red-tipped date hand
  • Movement type: Cal. 473, nickel-plated, 15 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance
  • Movement markings: Movado Factories, Swiss Made, 15 Jewels
  • Jewels: 15 rubies
  • Band: Leather, remborde, new. We also offer new high quality straps in lizard and other leathers.
  • Width between lugs: 17mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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