Witherspoon BRASS (2014)
The Witherspoon BRASS Watch designed by Michael Graves
The Witherspoon BRASS Watch named for and in honor of The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in Princeton, New Jersey. It’s project’s Honorary Chairman and designer Michael Graves describes it as a “landmark project for Princeton which will make an enormous contribution to the cultural life of our community.”
Witherspoon is also the namesake of his latest timepiece for PROJECTS. Like his building, The Witherspoon BRASS Watch follows the previous Red, Orange, Blue, Mint, Green, Black and White versions but now in a bold BRASS color. The 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 Witherspoon BRASS 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. The Witherspoon BRASS Watch has large numbers with raised indexes in a subtle gray color. The Witherspoon Watch is also available in a smaller ladies size in white, aqua, red, purple and eggplant.
Witherspoon BRASS measures 40mm in diameter (1.6″), is 8.85mm (0.35″) high, made of brass color IP stainless steel, and complemented by a 20mm brown leather band (3/4″) with brass color stitching.