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Wiener Werkstätte Circles Watch

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Price: $70.00 $35.00
Member Price: $63.00 $31.50

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Description

The colorful circular design of our watch is based on a lustrous printed silk textile from the Wiener Werksttte (Viennese Workshops) in the Museums collection. The textile division at the designers cooperative was begun in 1905, and for nearly thirty years it produced refined and graphically elegant designs, distinctive in their use of flat shapes and bold colors. The workshops employed more than a hundred artisans active across the spectrum of the decorative arts, from jewelry and furniture to graphic design.

18K gold overlay case. Printed plastic band. Quartz movement. Band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''L; Case: 1 1/4'' diam.

  • 18K gold overlay case
  • Printed plastic band
  • Quartz movement
  • Band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''Case: 1 1/4'' diam.

Art History

In 1903, the Wiener Werksttte, or Viennese Workshops, was founded amid the excitement and vitality of turn-of-the-century Vienna. A designers cooperative based on the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement, the workshops strove to provide a wide range of well-designed handmade products for a sophisticated audience. Its rectilinear functional stylebased on meticulous proportions and restrained detail was seen as an antidote to excessively ornate traditional forms.

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Description

The colorful circular design of our watch is based on a lustrous printed silk textile from the Wiener Werksttte (Viennese Workshops) in the Museums collection. The textile division at the designers cooperative was begun in 1905, and for nearly thirty years it produced refined and graphically elegant designs, distinctive in their use of flat shapes and bold colors. The workshops employed more than a hundred artisans active across the spectrum of the decorative arts, from jewelry and furniture to graphic design.

18K gold overlay case. Printed plastic band. Quartz movement. Band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''L; Case: 1 1/4'' diam.





  • 18K gold overlay case
  • Printed plastic band
  • Quartz movement
  • Band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''Case: 1 1/4'' diam.




Art History

In 1903, the Wiener Werksttte, or Viennese Workshops, was founded amid the excitement and vitality of turn-of-the-century Vienna. A designers cooperative based on the principles of the Arts and Crafts movement, the workshops strove to provide a wide range of well-designed handmade products for a sophisticated audience. Its rectilinear functional stylebased on meticulous proportions and restrained detail was seen as an antidote to excessively ornate traditional forms.


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