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Yamasaki - Great Americans Series

The Great American

Minoru Yamasaki

Picture of Minoru Yamasaki
Picture of Minoru Yamasaki

The Great American

Minoru Yamasaki

Minoru Yamasaki, born in Seattle, Washington in 1912, was an internationally acclaimed American architect known for his New Formalism-style buildings that celebrated minimalism and strict symmetry. While he studied architecture at the University of Washington and later moved to New York City, Yamasaki spent most of his later adult life in Detroit, Michigan.

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The Limited-Edition

Yamasaki Canfield

A true celebration of Yamasaki's work, this 38mm Canfield is the latest timepiece in our Great Americans Series. Only 350 of these timepieces were created. The Limited-Edition Yamasaki Canfield shines with modern design details, featuring clean lines, a brushed stainless steel case, a black dial with matte alabaster elements and a special Yamasaki caseback.

"Serenity, Surprise, and Delight"

A notable highlight of the timepiece is the caseback, which honors Yamasaki's design philosophy with graphic metallic elements that shine on an alabaster backdrop under a sapphire crystal plate.

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Collection of images showing the Yamasaki Gift Set. Included along with the watch are a mechanical pencil and artful photographic prints of Yamasaki's buildings in Detroit.

An Architectural Vision

Inspired by McGregor Memorial Conference Center on Wayne State University's campus, this watch box is designed with classical and geometric elements that pay homage to the architectural legacy of Yamasaki. A mechanical pencil and artful photographic prints of Yamasaki's buildings around Detroit are included in the gift set.

The Shinola Guarantee

The Limited-Edition Yamasaki Canfield is backed by the Shinola Limited Lifetime Guarantee.

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Close-up picture of a Shinola technician working on the watch-back of a Shinola watch.