Known for the iconic Museum Watch, Movado is an American watchmaker that has been around for over a century. The brand is popular for both excellent watch design and technology, which we’ll discuss below.
We’ve already written an article about the Best Movado Watches for Men, so now we’ll focus on the best models for the ladies.
Best Movado Watches for Women
In no particular order, here are our top picks for the best Movado watches for women. We’ll focus on both classic and new designs, and talk about the features that you should know about.
The Museum Dot
If this is your first time reading about Movado, one of the most important things that you should know about the brand is its iconic Museum dot—a single dot on the watch case at 12 o’clock.
This was designed by American industrial designer Nathan George Horwitt. Movado bought the rights to this design in the 1970s (the dot represents the sun at high noon), and it was then used on the Museum watch, which eventually made it to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Movado Museum Classic
The Movado Museum Classic is a simple yet sophisticated watch that is easy to match with any outfit. This 28mm timepiece (model 0607276) has the iconic Museum dial at 12 o’clock, has a rose gold PVD stainless steel case, and a rose gold-toned dot and hands. The strap is black leather and the crystal is sapphire.
This chic timepiece has an accurate Swiss quartz movement and a water resistance of up to 30m.
The Movado Museum Classic design has a rich history and a wide range of new modern versions. Check out this article that we previously wrote to know more about the design, as well as the brand in general.
The Movado Bold has a wide array of watch designs and different price points to choose from. We love the size and robust design of the Movado Bold 3600334 is a mid-size watch with a K1 crystal. This one is all-silver: the glitter dial, hands, and a stainless steel bracelet with a deployment clasp. At 12 o’clock is also a silver and white Museum design with a flat dot.
We also recommend one of the most affordable models—the 3600641, which is a 34mm watch with a stainless steel case and a blush leather strap, perfect for those looking for a more playful look.
This watch has other straps and cases available, such as a yellow gold case and a beige leather strap, a khaki stainless steel case with a caramel brown leather strap, and the Movado website-exclusive dark gunmetal plated stainless steel with a blue-gray leather strap. Check out the other styles here.
40mm Movado Connect
This is from the brand’s line of smartwatches. There are a number of styles to choose from, and one of our favorites is the 40mm Movado Connect 2.0 (model 3660025), which has a pink interchangeable fabric strap.
Powered by OS Google and is compatible with both Android and iOs devices (Android 6.0+ excluding the Go edition or iOS 10.0+), this watch has an 8GB storage, a 1GB memory, and sensors for things like heart rate, altimeter, accelerometer, and ambient light. The battery life can also last up to 24 hours.
Other features include a digital touchscreen dial and rose gold, ion-plated stainless steel case. This watch has hundreds of customizable dials as well.
The Movado Connect line also has 42mm versions, such as this unisex model with a mesh bracelet, or this or this slightly more expensive type with a stainless steel interchangeable bracelet.
The Esperanza collection is composed of ladies’ watches (most of which are minimalist and don’t have markers). The Movado Esperanza 0607053 watch is a 28mm watch made from a yellow gold PVD-finished case and a stainless steel free-falling bracelet. This has a black Museum concave dot dial, a sapphire crystal, and elegant gold-tone case and markers.
If you want something a bit fancier, there is also the Esperanza model 0607085, which is one of the more expensive models of the collection. We recommend this for those looking for a ladies’ watch that can be used in both casual and formal settings.
The great thing about this watch is it can both be simple and sophisticated at once. There are diamonds on the bezel, but it still looks modest enough to be worn every day. Other features include a mother-of-pearl dial and a free-falling link bracelet (stainless steel and yellow PVD).
Movado La Nouvelle
A rectangular watch is always elegant. The Movado La Nouvelle 0607189 is a 21mm x 29mm watch with a black Museum dial and gold-toned dot and hands. The rectangular case is PVD-finished, and the mesh bracelet has a push-button deployment clasp.
This watch, which has a Swiss quartz movement, has a black dial with a single cabochon marker and a water resistance of 30m.
If you’re not into the gold-tone color, there are also two other options: silver-toned with a mesh bracelet, and a silver-toned (lined with 44 diamonds around the case) with a mesh bracelet. See all of them here.
Movado Ultra Slim
This is our recommended ladies’ watch from the Movado Ultra Slim collection because of its unique design. The Movado Ultra Slim 0607170 is a 35mm watch with a stainless steel case, a link bracelet, and a sapphire crystal.
The things that make this watch unique are the minute markers on the outer rim (the watches on the collection only have hour markers) and the mother of pearl dial, which varies in color because of its natural
Those looking for a bracelet-style watch will love the stylish simplicity of the Movado Amorosa 0607153, a 24mm stainless steel watch with a black Museum dial. This has a bangle-style bracelet with sizing links and jewelry clasp and simple silver-toned hands.
This also has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and is water-resistant to 30m.
This is the most affordable model of the Amorosa collection. If you want versions with diamonds, there’s also the Amorosa 0607154 and Amorosa 0607155. Check them out here.
Movado Heritage Series
The Movado Datron 3650036 is off the brand’s Heritage Series. This is a 31mm ion-plates stainless steel watch with luminescent gold-toned hands and markers. There is a date window at 3 o’clock, and the link bracelet has a push-button deployment clasp for extra security.
This is for those who like to wear something that’s thicker in appearance. Take note that this 31mm watch one doesn’t have the Museum dot, but has silver and white dial with printed index.
As the collection name suggests, this watch was inspired by the brand’s archives; heirloom pieces that were improved and updated with modern wearers in mind.
Movado (Celestograf) Heritage Series
This is another watch that we recommend from the Heritage Series. The Movado Celestograf 3650011 is a 36mm moon phase watch with rose gold, ion-plated case and a striking top-stitched navy blue leather strap. This is a charming everyday timepiece that has a white mother of pearl dial, and three subdials (day, date, and moon phase).
There is a lot of things going on in the case, which is slightly different from the simple look that Movado is known for, but they all remain legible.
If you want something that has a rugged look, there’s also the Celestograf 3650010, which is a similar model with a cognac leather strap and a round navy dial.
The Movado Sapphire (model 607213) has a clean, modern design that can be worn as an everyday watch, but also look excellent with smart casual or formal outfits. The thing that is unique about this watch is it has a bezel-free case that has a flat edge-to-edge sapphire crystal.
This is for those who love silver—this watch has a silver mirror dial, hands, and link bracelet with a butterfly deployment clasp. If you like it in gold, there’s also the Sapphire 0607214 model.
Movado Museum Classic
We’ll cap off our list with another version of the Museum Classic. Like the first watch featured, the Museum Classic 0607207 is a 28mm.
This, however, has a higher price tag because of the 11 diamond markers (0.043-carat weight) on the black case (the Museum dot remains at 12 o’clock).
Other features include a link bracelet with deployment clasp, silver-toned hands, and a sapphire crystal. The water resistance is also 30m.