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Rohde American Modern Watch

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Price: $95.00
Member Price: $85.50

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Description

In 1932 and 1933 designer Gilbert Rohde (American, 18941944) created a series of clocks for the Zeeland, Michiganbased Herman Miller Clock Company that were remarkable for their daringly advanced designs. One such electric clock (1933) in the Museums 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. Case: 1 1/2'' diam.; inner circumference: 7 1/4''L (adjustable).

  • Resin and hand-enameled case
  • Resin link bracelet
  • Quartz movement
  • Case: 1 1/2'' diam.; inner circumference: 7 1/4''L (adjustable)

Art History

Designer Gilbert Rohde (American, 18941944) is known primarily as a progressive furniture maker who collaborated with well-known manufacturers such as Heywood Wakefield, Troy Sunshade, John Widdicomb, and Thonet. His sleek home and office furnishings incorporated newly fashionable materials: polished metal, glass, plastics, and exotic hardwoods. Pairing formal simplicity with innovative functional concepts like modularity, his work addressed the changing tastes of middle-class consumers.

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Description

In 1932 and 1933 designer Gilbert Rohde (American, 18941944) created a series of clocks for the Zeeland, Michiganbased Herman Miller Clock Company that were remarkable for their daringly advanced designs. One such electric clock (1933) in the Museums 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. Case: 1 1/2'' diam.; inner circumference: 7 1/4''L (adjustable).





  • Resin and hand-enameled case
  • Resin link bracelet
  • Quartz movement
  • Case: 1 1/2'' diam.; inner circumference: 7 1/4''L (adjustable)




Art History

Designer Gilbert Rohde (American, 18941944) is known primarily as a progressive furniture maker who collaborated with well-known manufacturers such as Heywood Wakefield, Troy Sunshade, John Widdicomb, and Thonet. His sleek home and office furnishings incorporated newly fashionable materials: polished metal, glass, plastics, and exotic hardwoods. Pairing formal simplicity with innovative functional concepts like modularity, his work addressed the changing tastes of middle-class consumers.


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