The lively geometric pattern on our Klimt Black Watch is based on a Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862–1918) printed textile in the Museum’s collection. In 1905, the Wiener Werkstätte began producing printed and woven textiles, many designed by artists such as Klimt. For nearly thirty years, the workshops produced refined and graphically striking designs, distinctive in their use of flat shapes and bold colors and often incorporating folk art, geometric and architectural motifs, and floral patterns.
Silver overlay case. Printed plastic band. Quartz movement. Band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''; Case: 1 1/4''L x 13/16''W.