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″).