The Cubit Watch – UNPARALLELED INSPIRATION
The Cubit Watch, Michael Graves’ latest timepiece for Projects has a parallelogram shaped dial. While a picture is worth a thousand words, Cubit is more than the sum of its parts.
Cubit has both a hexagonal glass lens and 3-dimensional hexagonal dial and date feature that is “in time” down to the smallest of detail. The Cube’s color pallet features an indigo blue dial with blue, red & yellow hands. While this is not the same Cubit that Noah used to build his ark, this Cubit Watch takes its cues from the axonometric drawing method employed by architects to portray an object or building. The identifiable Graves color palette assists defining the subtle edges of the cube which is neatly positioned with the watch’s hexagonal bezel.
The Blue Cubit Watch is one of our company favorites! Lilly wants one for Christmas! The Blue Cubit Watch has a brushed stainless steel case. It measures 40mm (1.57″) in diameter and has a 20mm wide black leather band. The watch measures 10″ from end to end with 7″ to the closest hole and 8 3/4″ inches from the farthest hole. Be sure to check out other fine Michael Graves designed Watches including the Shenandoah, Mado and The Grand Tour.
About Michael Graves
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:
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
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.
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."
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