Witherspoon NAVY Watch
From designer Michael Graves comes Witherspoon NAVY Watch version of his award-winning Witherspoon. Named in honor of the Graves-designed Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in Princeton, New Jersey, the watch evokes the rich tones of the building’s historic brass and bricks. You can't help but miss the (not-so?) subtle Princeton Tigers reference in the color scheme as well. The detailing of the original Witherspoon made it an instant classic - the NAVY carries on the tradition.
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 is 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.
Michael Graves was recently awarded the national medal of the arts. Here is a transcript of what President Clinton said at the ceremony:
So it's little wonder that Michael Graves' work can be found from our shopping malls to our National Mall. From an award-winning office building to a tea kettle; to the creative scaffolding around the Washington Monument -- which, I might say, has enriched the lives of every person in Washington, D.C. -- (applause) - - and made those often stuck in what is now America's most crowded traffic patterned city have their time pass a little better, Michael Graves has created art that surrounds our lives.
Michael Graves is a rare individual who finds equal wonder in things both large and small. As one of our century's most important designers and architects, he has said he gets as much pleasure planning a large building as he does designing a spatula. (Laughter.)
- THE PRESIDENT
He calls himself a great practitioner, but in some ways his challenge is more daunting than that of a physician. As Frank Lloyd Wright once said, "After all, the doctor can bury his mistake," -- (laughter) -- "but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines." (Laughter.) The only thing that grows and covers Michael Graves' work is our admiration, appreciation and respect."
Read about Michael Graves here: Buildings and Projects 1990-1994SEE ALL DESIGNER PRODUCTS
Witherspoon NAVY Watch
Designer: Michael Graves
At the intersection of Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place sits The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in Princeton, New Jersey. Architect Michael Graves honors the project with the Witherspoon series of watches.The Witherspoon NAVY by Michael Graves features a bold NAVY color with a rich salmon color leather band. As with our other Witherspoon watches, this new variation evokes the rich tones of the building’s earth tones as well as its bold vistas of the town’s center. The watch is filled with subtle detail: from the matching navy color on the crown, to the matching navy color of the second hand, to the large numbers with raised indexes in a subtle silver color.
Michael Graves received his architectural training at the University of Cincinnati and at Harvard University. Among his many completed projects were 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.
The Witherspoon NAVY Watch measures 40mm in diameter (1.6"), is 8.85mm (0.35") high, made of brushed stainless steel, and complemented by a 20mm salmon color leather band (3/4").
Projects Watches partners with architects, designers, illustrators and other creatives from around the world to create works of art you can wear. Shop the entire collection or browse your favorite designer's contributions.
Weight: 0.5 lbs
Diameter: 40mm (1.57")
Height: 8.85mm (0.35")
Colors: Navy Blue, Orange
Material: Brushed Stainless Steel
Water-resistant: up to 3 ATM
Movement: Japanese Quartz
Band Size: 20mm
Band Color: Orange
Band Material: Leather