A limited-edition watch inspired by the art deco design of Union Terminal is also benefiting the building to which it pays tribute.
Cincinnati Watch Company designed the timepiece in partnership with Union Terminal, and the company is donating a portion of the proceeds to the National Historic Landmark's current occupant, the Cincinnati Museum Center, which recently reopened after an extensive renovation. (Check out photos here.)
“We are so thankful that people love Union Terminal so much they want to wear it on their wrist,” Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center, says in a press release. “The Cincinnati Watch Company’s craftsmanship and their generous support of Cincinnati Museum Center and Union Terminal is so appreciated.”
The watch mimics the face of the clock centered on the facade of Union Terminal. It is available now through Cincinnati Watch Company's website for $499; it's an extra $25 if you want the mesh-steel wristband (which you should, it's cool). The run of Union Terminal watches is limited to 250 pieces.
“The clock at Union Terminal is one of the most interesting clock designs I have ever seen and iconic to the city of Cincinnati,” says Rick Bell, owner of the Cincinnati Watch Company, in the release. “We felt it would translate very well to a watch. The design was something we had discussed for years so it’s a dream come true to make it a reality.”