Tribute USA

KERBEDANZ deeply admirative of the United States, its Constitution and its history decided to dedicate this model to the United States of America, as a tribute to the "Country of Free Enterprise", through the highly symbolic image of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. 

 
The four 18-meter tall titanic sculptures of the Rushmore National Memorial, 1745 meters above sea level, have been carved directly into the granite cliff in the heart of the Black Hills in South Dakota. 
 
They represent the portraits of the four most prestigious presidents in the history of the United States, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, made by the sculptor Gutzon Borglum between October the 4th 1927 and October 31st 1941. 
 
George Washington (1732-1799). Chief of Staff of the Continental Army during the Independence War between 1775 and 1783, became the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He was considered by the Americans as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. 
 
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. His political work is commented very positively by historians in general and especially for his important contribution to the "Declaration of Independence of United States -". Studies regularly rank him among the greatest presidents of American history. 
 
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919). Twenty-Sixth President of the United States, from 1901 to 1909, he was also historian, naturalist, explorer, writer and soldier. His presidency will be marked notably by his mediation in the context of the Russian-Japanese war, mediation that will earn him the Nobel Peace Prize. 
 
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865). The sixteenth president of the United States, he was twice elected to the presidency in November 1860 and November 1864. During the Civil War, he succeeded in preserving the Union. It was during this period that he ratified the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution for the Abolition of Slavery. Five days after the end of the war, he was assassinated following a conspiracy of the Confederates. Lincoln is considered by all Americans as one of the country's greatest presidents 

Each watch can be personalized with an engraving such as a name or a signature. We also intend to name each watch of the series after the name of each State, in the order of ratification of the Constitution. 

 

Automatic mechanical KRB-03 caliber, designed and decorated by Kerbedanz, 120 hours power reserve, 28,800vph, 35 jewels

Hours, minutes

18K white gold, 46mm. Designed, decorated and manufactured by Kerbedanz. Hand-engraved on its back with a depiction of Mount Rushmore. Water-resistant 5 atm. The crown is situated in the north-east, between 1 and 2 o’clock.

Massive white and rose gold, 3 layers dial. Special blue treatment with micro sculpture. Designed, manufactured and hand decorated by Kerbedanz.

Alligator mississippiensis with 18K white gold folding clasp with a special Kerbedanz design.

50 pieces

KRBTA46-056WL

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