KERBEDANZ - "TRIBUTE TO AMERICA"
KERBEDANZ dedicates this TRIBUTE 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 notable presidents in the history of the United States, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, made by the sculptor Gutzon Borglum between 4 October 1927 and 31 October 1941.
George Washington (1732-1799). Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the War of Independence between 1775 and 1783, he 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 Jeff erson (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 States -United “. University 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 a historian, naturalist, explorer, writer and soldier. His presidency will be marked notably by his mediation in the context of the Russo-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 this post 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.
Automatic mechanical KRB-03 caliber, 120 hours power reserve, 28,800vph, 35 jewels.
18K white gold, 46mm. Case back engraved Mount Rushmore. Designed and manufactured by
Kerbedanz. Sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment. Water-resistant 5 atm.
Crown situated in the north-east, between 1 and 2 o’clock.
Massive white gold bas-relief dial. Designed, manufactured and hand decorated by Kerbedanz.
Alligator mississippiensis with 18K gold folding clasp with a special Kerbedanz design.