Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
Movado Ermeto 'Baby' steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954

Movado Ermeto ‘Baby’ steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954

A small steel and leather covered case winding travelling watch with original presentation case

The smallest of Movado’s purse watch range, the Ermeto ‘Baby’ was originally made as a model to integrate into ladies’ handbags but was later added to the general Ermeto range. This example is in outstanding condition and appears to be almost unused. The original fitted presentation case is also in excellent original condition. This watch incorporates Movado’s calibre 575 – the movement was made in series for the Ermeto Baby for a relatively short period from 1947 until 1954; the present watch dates towards the end of this production run.

This model incorporates Movado’s ‘automatic’ case winding system that was patented in 1928. As the sliding covers are opened, a pinion on the winding stem is engaged, which automatically turns the winding crown and winds the watch. An ingenious piece of horological engineering, each opening and closing of the case was designed to provide 4 hours of running time, therefore, the user was only required to open their watch 6 times a day to power it for 24 hours. The Ermeto was designed to be used with or without a chain and could simply be placed in a pocket or bag. When the covers are open, a hinged stand to the back can be operated, thereby allowing the watch to be placed on a desk or bedside table, creating the perfect travelling timepiece.

To find more information on the Ermetos and view other examples previously sold by Black Bough, see:
Movado Ermeto Silver and Black Lacquered travelling watch, hallmarked 1931
Movado Steel and Leather covered travelling watch, circa 1935
Movado Steel and Chrome travelling watch with grey dial, circa 1935
Movado Ermetophon ‘Alarm’ travelling watch with original case and instructions, circa 1958

    


Technical details

[M] Movado calibre 575 Ermeto Baby movement wound via sliding shutter action, lever escapement, 17 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH [D] silvered dial, raised Arabic and arrow-head indexes, dauphine hands [C] steel case, the inner case with plain screwed-down back, maroon leather mounted sliding covers, opening and closing on runners, decoratively engraved trefoil crown [S] dial and movement signed

Measurements

Width when closed: 40.5mm
Width when opened: 61mm
Height: 25.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9
Depth to centre of covers: 13.5mm

All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate.

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Description

Movado Ermeto ‘Baby’ steel vintage travelling watch, circa 1954
A small steel and leather covered case winding travelling watch with original presentation case

The smallest of Movado’s purse watch range, the Ermeto ‘Baby’ was originally made as a model to integrate into ladies’ handbags but was later added to the general Ermeto range. This example is in outstanding condition and appears to be almost unused. The original fitted presentation case is also in excellent original condition. This watch incorporates Movado’s calibre 575 – the movement was made in series for the Ermeto Baby for a relatively short period from 1947 until 1954; the present watch dates towards the end of this production run.

This model incorporates Movado’s ‘automatic’ case winding system that was patented in 1928. As the sliding covers are opened, a pinion on the winding stem is engaged, which automatically turns the winding crown and winds the watch. An ingenious piece of horological engineering, each opening and closing of the case was designed to provide 4 hours of running time, therefore, the user was only required to open their watch 6 times a day to power it for 24 hours. The Ermeto was designed to be used with or without a chain and could simply be placed in a pocket or bag. When the covers are open, a hinged stand to the back can be operated, thereby allowing the watch to be placed on a desk or bedside table, creating the perfect travelling timepiece.

To find more information on the Ermetos and view other examples previously sold by Black Bough, see:
Movado Ermeto Silver and Black Lacquered travelling watch, hallmarked 1931
Movado Steel and Leather covered travelling watch, circa 1935
Movado Steel and Chrome travelling watch with grey dial, circa 1935
Movado Ermetophon ‘Alarm’ travelling watch with original case and instructions, circa 1958

    


Technical details

[M] Movado calibre 575 Ermeto Baby movement wound via sliding shutter action, lever escapement, 17 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH [D] silvered dial, raised Arabic and arrow-head indexes, dauphine hands [C] steel case, the inner case with plain screwed-down back, maroon leather mounted sliding covers, opening and closing on runners, decoratively engraved trefoil crown [S] dial and movement signed

Measurements

Width when closed: 40.5mm
Width when opened: 61mm
Height: 25.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9
Depth to centre of covers: 13.5mm

All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate.

£550.00 [Sold]