In 1932 and 1933 designer Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894–1944) created a series of clocks for the Zeeland, Michigan–based Herman Miller Clock Company that were remarkable for their daringly advanced designs. One such electric clock (1933) in the Museum’s collection is an exercise in pure geometry: chrome-plated hands and hour markers, which recall industrial ball bearings, are set on a black glass disc face. The bright red second hand alone lends visual interest and movement— literally— to Rohde's bold, minimal design. This clock is the source for our contemporary watch adaptation.
Resin and hand-enameled case. Resin link bracelet. Quartz movement. Imported. Case: 1 1/2'' diam.; inner circumference: 7 1/4''L (adjustable).