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Tuesday, October 23, 2012


70’s rewind: Movado Datron Quartz Chrongraph

The leading Movado watch model in 1970, the Datron chronograph with a classic tonneau-shaped case and self-winding movement, was available with a rotating bezel and a number of dial variations. 

Now, Movado invite fans of the brand to travel through time with the new Movado Datron. Swiss based Movado -  Esperanto for continuous movement - is reissuing its iconic 1970 model in virtually identical form. The distinctive tonneau case surrounds a round dial.

 The original Movado Datron Chronograph

Previously silver and black, the 40mm watch is now tone-on-tone. In another nod to the original, the large date is now shown in a square window rather than the circular aperture that signs most of Movado's watches today. The Datachron – soon shortened to Datron® - reprises its heritage handsomely in an urban watch with a brushed and polished steel bracelet. The watch retails for around US$1,670.00.


Specifications
Movement Quartz, Ronda 5040.B
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph
Case Stainless steel, 40 mm
Scratchproof sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on the inside
Screw-down back
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM
Dial Silver-toned
8 applied hourmarkers
12-hour counter at 6 o'clock, 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock, small
seconds at 3 o'clock
Large date window at 12 o'clock
Bracelet/Strap Stainless steel with triple-blade folding clasp






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