Graves Tribute Ltd Edition Watch



Newark Tribute Watch

Few are credited with spearheading a single design movement; Michael Graves, well known throughout the world for design excellence, led several.

In the 1980s, Graves redirected the architectural conversation away from abstract modernism toward a more humanistic approach to architecture and product design and in the 90s his partnership with companies like Projects defined America’s expectation that great design should be affordable design.

In 1998, as one of the 17 original architects of Projects’ Building Timepieces Collection, Graves designed the Newark Museum Watch in honor of the Museum of the same name. Now, 17 years later we are proud to re-introduce this classic timepiece, in tribute to and in celebration of the man and his work.

The Newark Tribute Watch is available in two variations; an all black IP stainless steel case, black leather band with black and red hands and an all gray stainless steel case, gray silicone band with black and orange hands.  The back case of each watch matches the finish and texture of the case itself. The Tribute Watch has an EL movement and glow-button feature that when pressed (at the 2:00 position), alights the center in warm blue light for ease of reading day or night!

The Newark Tribute Watch is 40mm in diameter and a limited and numbered series.  Only 150 will be produced of each of the two variations and each will be indicated on the timepiece as 001/150.

“In the Newark Museum Watch, there is a feeling of depth that one doesn’t usually associate with timepieces, between the rings emphasizing the face of the crystal, and the actual watch face beyond the “glow” feature, with its blue colored light which increases the feeling of depth.” – Michael Graves

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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: 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 1990-1994

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