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Witherspoon Watch


$126.00 Members


PRODUCT: Witherspoon Watch
SIZE: Watch face is 1.6" diameter
MATERIALS: Brass color IP stainless steel, leather
DESIGNER: Michael Graves
The Witherspoon Brass Watch is named for and in honor of The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in Princeton, New Jersey. Its project’s Honorary Chairman and designer Michael Graves described it as a “landmark project for Princeton which will make an enormous contribution to the cultural life of our community.”

Like his building, The Witherspoon Brass Watch evokes the rich tones of the building’s historic brass and bricks as well as its bold vistas of the town’s center. The watch is filled with subtle detail; from the matching brass color on the crown (that which turns and sets the time), to the matching brass color stitching on the brown leather band. There is no misreading the time here. It features large numbers with raised indexes in a subtle gray color.

Michael Graves received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati and at Harvard University. Among his many completed projects are the Portland Building, the Humana Building, the Clos Pegase Winery in the Napa Valley, and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. Graves was the winner of fifteen Progressive Architecture Design Awards, nine American Institute of Architects National Honor Awards, and thirty-eight New Jersey Society of Architects, AIA Awards. He was also awarded the National Medal of the Arts from President Bill Clinton.
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