The Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra Tunes Up for Inaugural Season with Movado as Lead Sponsor

Movado has partnered to serve as the lead sponsor for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra Inaugural Season which includes two performances at world-renowned Carnegie Hall March 23, 2014.

To celebrate their mutual collaboration Movado hosted a private affair at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City January 14, where the talented Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra, a 17-member big band consisting of high school students, made their initial debut performance with Movado’s brand ambassador Wynton Marsalis.

Wynton Marsalis performing on stage with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra.

Mary Leach, Movado Group, Inc. Chief Marketing Officer expressed excitement about the sponsored initiative with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis involvement in support of the arts and his active role supporting the musical performance of the talented youth orchestra.

Wynton Marsalis is serving as the Managing and Artistic Director overseeing the youth orchestra’s musical education along with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Vincent Gardner, Director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra. This dynamic trio is working with the students in rehearsals familiarizing them with big band repertoire and performance techniques in time for five additional concerts in their first season, including their two performances at Carnegie Hall where the youth orchestra will perform Duke Ellington’s music.

Movado is known for its association with the performing arts and innovative Modernism designs, an integral part of its established branding for 132 years. Movado has been a key supporter of the Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the New York City Ballet. Other supported performing arts on Movado’s vitae include Ballet Pacifica, the Cooper Hewitt, The Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Miami International Film Festival, and the National Design Museum.

Movado Group, Inc. manufactures design brands HUGO BOSS, Coach, Concord, Ebel, ESQ Movado, Tommy Hilfiger, Juicy Couture, Lacoste, Movado, and Scuderia Ferrari brand watches worldwide.

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Ferrari Picks Movado for 2013 Watch Line

Movado has landed the honor of designing, producing and marketing a new watch line for Ferrari S.p.A., the iconic sports car manufacturer and race team. The agreement is a multi-year, worldwide license that will give Ferrari and Scuderia Ferrari brand a new partner and new outlets for distribution.

Ferrari chose to end their relationship with their previous partner, Panerai, in the hopes that the Movado Group will reach a wider audience with their more affordable luxury watches. Ferrari intends for the Scuderia Ferrari watch line to be more accessible by the general public which Movado should be able to help accommodate. Movado will use their wholesale distribution outlets to market the watches globally, as well as Ferrari stores and the Ferrari online store. The watches will also peak at $2,000 which is a dramatic decrease from the prior watch line.

Chief Executive and Chairman, Efraim Grinberg, of Movado Group, Inc. announced that the “Ferrari Formula 1 cars and Ferrari Road cars will provide great inspiration” to their design group. The watch collection is expected to include captivating, recognizable designs combined with the high quality expertise and skill that is part of Movado’s reputation. Grinberg stated that Movado “looks forward to collaborating with them to design an innovation collection and to satisfy the requests of Ferrari enthusiasts” all around the globe.

Movado has a history of partnering with well-known brands to create elegant and stylish watches. Founded in 1881, the Swiss company has formed a solid reputation as one of the world’s leading watchmakers and has earned 200 international awards for their watch design and time technology. Brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, ESQ, Lacoste, Ebel and Hugo Boss have learned that a partnership with Movado Group is a sure and successful method of broadening their accessory line.

What should fans expect? The new watch line will, no doubt, be of expert craftsmanship and innovative technology with an elegant design and distinction. With the inspiration of cars that reek of speed, grace and beauty, the partnership of Movado and Ferrari is sure to produce outstanding timepieces that will have fans eagerly waiting the unveiling next year.

When should we expect to see the new Movado-Scuderia Ferrari watch line? It was announced that the collection will be ready for launch at the 2013 Annual Watch & Jewelry Fair which is held in Basel, Switzerland in March of every year. The wait is sure to keep watch aficionados counting the days.

Movado Means Always in Motion

If Movado means always in motion, then Friday (March 2) earnings announcement certainly reflected that its name is right on the money. Its reported projected earnings per share of 239.3 percent placed it above apparel, accessories and luxury industry moguls Joe’s Jean and Kenneth Cole Productions. Movado is undoubtedly grinning from ear to ear waving its financial flag proudly.

Movado’s revamped watch designs may be an indicator of its sudden financial windfall. Movado has introduced new materials, reintroduced a historical design, and added elegant finishes to their women novelties. These watches are modern and have a hint of art deco skillfully designed in some of the timepieces.

Amorosa exhibits the classic Museum® dial, is available in two-tone or gold-plated stainless steel and is sizeable. The dual bangle design is open and resembles an art deco piece and is available in six styles. It is absolutely beautiful.

Bela is to simply state, slender. It is in the contemporary family of style, with a round traditional Museum® dial, stainless steel bangle bracelet and it is available in three styles. There is even a timepiece with a pink soleil dial – lovely.

Belamoda is a polished open circle link bracelet design. It is distinctive with diamond accents and it too exhibits the round traditional Museum® dial. It has refinement and elegance displayed all over it.

Red Label is Movado’s fine mechanical watch design. It is powered by Swiss automatic movements, with having the iconic Museum® dial with a modified retro date dial from it 1930’s timepiece. It is definitely a masculine watch.

Movado Master boasts Bauhaus-inspired design. It sports an over sized case with grey matte dial. It has a gear-edge bezel. It has a Swiss automatic movement, and there is a chronograph model available. It also has black PVD finished stainless steel case with a black rubber strap. It is engineered strong.

Concerto is certainly Movado’s most luxurious and contemporary women’s timepiece (also available in men’s). It is available in a two-tone stainless steel bracelet, but what makes it truly stunning is the mother of pearl dial surrounded by a diamonds, oh la, la. The ever so beautiful celebrity Kerry Washington is a brand ambassador for this particular timepiece.

These are just a few of the Movado designs have been inspiring its profits.

Movado celebrates Fashion’s Night Out 2011

Movado hosted “Artist’s Night” at the Rockefeller Center boutique in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts to launch its newest additions to its Artists’ Series last fall during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Fashion designer Chris Benz made a personal appearance at the boutique to unveil his newly designed watches for the Limited Edition Movado Bold collection, as part of the Artists’ Series. Student artists from the School of Visual Arts in New York City added their touch to the elegant evening as they created “live” in-store paintings. The aspiring artists were told to develop a concept in their original works of art that explored the passage of time.

“I am so honored to be in the respected group of artists and designers who have collaborated with Movado,” said Benz. “There has been such a rich history, it’s almost unbelievable – from Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist to Romero Britto and Kenny Scharf, all have maintained the integrity of the Movado aesthetic without sacrificing their own unique vision. Movado is based in the keystones of art, culture, and functionality, all of which are fundamental to my own collection.”

The Movado Bold collection features a modern, chic style that comes in a variety of designs, colors and textures, composite/stainless steel or matte aluminum cases, leather or silicone straps, K1 crystals and Swiss quartz movements.

The luxury watchmaker has had a long history of innovation and design associated with the arts, supporting New York City Ballet, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Miami International Film Festival, Jazz at the Lincoln Center and more.

The Movado Artists’ Series also represents special edition watches that commemorate the work of legendary artists, including Andy Warhol, Kenny Scharf, Max Bill, Yaacov Agam and Romero Britto.

Movado "Elapse, Eclipse, Ellipse" wristwatch by James Rosenquist
Movado “Elapse, Eclipse, Ellipse” wristwatch by James Rosenquist

The Movado “Elapse, Eclipse, Ellipse” by American artist James Rosenquist, for instance, was a limited edition triple time zone wristwatch that portrayed three faces merged together with different abstract designs and colored hands.

Movado timepieces are featured in more than 20 museums around the world.

“Movado’s commitment to the arts and the artistic community is integral to our brand identity and corporate culture,” said Chief Marketing Officer Mary Leach of Movado Group, Inc. “We are so proud to partner with Chris Benz and the School of Visual Arts this evening to celebrate artistic achievements past, present and future and to support these young and talented artists through this unique and exciting initiative.”

Movado – Top 5 reasons you want to own one

Movado means “always in motion.” Has a nice ring to it, yes? Many of you Movado owners know style, craftsmanship, and quality when you see it. And it should be obvious as the Movado watch has been around since 1881 when Achilles Ditesheim, a 19-year old entrepreneur, opened his small Switzerland workshop. Its unique “Polyplan” was introduced in 1912. This was a revolutionary watch as it was constructed on three planes to fit a case that was curved to follow the natural contours of the wrist. Remarkable! The classic wrist watch was born.

Movado Watches
A few gorgeous Movado watches

Movado’s history is rich in innovation and design. In 1925, they created the Movado Pocket Watch. In 1926, they launched a unique pillow-shaped watch that automatically wound when the case was slid open. The year 1930 led to the Movado Digital Watch which displayed both hours and minutes. And then in 1946, Movado debuted the self-winding Calendomatic wrist watch featuring the month and day. Movado watches began their signature “iconic dot dial” in 1947 with their world renowned Movado Museum Watch. And since then, the Movado design has just kept expanding. The many beautiful “Collections” of today have a wide array of dazzling designs. To name just a few:

  • Amorosa
  • Bold
  • Luno Sport
  • Movado Master
  • Red Label
  • Sapphire
  • Series 800
  • Serio
  • Vizio
  • Bracer
  • Chronicle
  • Sport Classic

With bangles, polished bracelets, chronographs, leather straps and brushed metal chain links, the list goes on and on. There is definitely a watch for everyone!

If you’re looking for confirmation that Movado is top-notch in technology and design, then check out some of the popular magazines such as Marie Claire, Self, Bloomberg Businessweek, InStyle, and GQ. Their stylish designs have celebrities such as Jaden Smith, John Stamos and Blair Underwood showing off their own Movado watches. Movado also has Ambassadors the likes of Derek Jeter, Amanda Seyfried and Wynton Marsalis.

Like color in your watches? Be sure to browse through the “Museum Color Dials” which was introduced in 2007 with a sophisticated new color palette. Also in 2010, the Movado BOLD was launched. It is energized by color with bright accents and high-intensity hues.

So, as you can see, there are many reasons you would want to own a Movado watch. Let’s look at the top 5 reasons:

  1. Accuracy
  2. Beauty
  3. Stylish
  4. Classic
  5. Wide selection

Movado is a modern classic watch. It is a watch steeped in history and yet able to expand to meet the expectations of today’s world. Movado has style, class, beauty, craftsmanship, and integrity. If you’re looking for a watch that you can trust and admire, there is a Movado waiting out there just for you!