Howard Miller Minimal Black and White Clock

Howard Miller Minimal Black and White Clock

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Vintage clock made designed by Nathan George Horwitt for Howard Miller now part of the MoMA design collection, 1970. Minimal aesthetic, black and white with first and second hand and single white dot at 12 o’clock. Maker's label and model number 4628 on backside. Takes a C battery.

Dimensions: 13ʺW × 2.25ʺD × 13ʺH

Period: 1970s

Condition: Slight scratching on finished but does not take away from overall look of the clock. Tested and in working order

Styles: Mid-Century Modern // Minimalism

Brand: Howard Miller

Materials: Wood

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ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Nathan George Horwitt was an American industrial designer born in Russia.

In 1947, he designed a revolutionary wristwatch with a round, black face without numerals, symbols, or lines marking hours or minutes, with only a single gold dot marking the 12 o-clock position, manufactured by a Swiss firm. The design was copied by the giant zenith Movado without credit or compensation to Horwitt, and it would take 27 years until Movado finally settled with the designer in 1975.

In the meantime, the watch was included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in 1960, and became known as the ‘Museum Watch.’ In 1969, Horwitt used the design in wall clock No. 4601 for the Howard Miller Clock Company.