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