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Movado FB Case ‘Kingmatic’ Calatrava wristwatch (on hold)


Beautiful and rare Movado 35mm ‘Calatrava’ dresswatch

– FB (Francois borgel) watch case
– 35mm size (without crown)
– full original condition
– 18k pink gold


Movado Kingmatic Vintage watch

Movado Pink Gold ‘Calatrava’ wristwatch

1950’s Movado wristwatch in 18k rose gold. The watch has a beautiful black gloss dial and with its 35mm case its a very elegant Calatrava style wristwatch. I refer to the Calatrava as this Movado has very much in common with the first waterproof Calatrava wristwatch from Patek Philippe (ref 2526). They share the same case manufacturer ‘Tauber & fills’ who produced waterproof watch cases for both brands which can be recognized by their screw back cases and FB Patent stamp inside the caseback.

fb caseback
Left a Patek Philippe caseback, right Movado caseback


















The watch has an attractive black dial with gilt writing. The dial is unrestored and in very good condition. The dial shows a little loose of paint at the bottom, as we like our watches original and unrestored we decided to keep it in original condition.

It has an automatic in-house movado movement. What makes this watch a real collector piece is the fact it has been produced in 18k pink gold. Most kingmatic watches are featured in steel or plated gold, this is one of the very few example known in 18k gold, the feeling of a 2526 Calatrava wristwatch for a Movado price.

For more information about this beautiful and extraordinary movado vintage watch contact us now

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Details of the watch

Movado 1950’s Kingmatic
Automatic inhouse movement
18k Rosé gold case
FB Casemaker (Francois Borgel)
35mm diameter without the crown
Black gilt dial
full original conditon


FB Patent
Right a Patek Philippe 2526 Case, Left Movado Kingmatic FB Case


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