Vignelli Subway Map Watch

This New York City subway watch features fragments of Vignelli MTA maps.
created by

Ward Wallau


Ward Wallau created by

Ward Wallau

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Time Lines

Keep track of how late the G train is running with this watch featuring pieces of authentic New York City subway map designed by legendary Italian modernist Massimo Vignelli. Each watch face has a fragment of Vignelli's iconic diagram centered on your choice of four stations or landmarks: Carnegie Hall, Washington Square, Penn Station, or Grand Central. Highlighting storied stops and train lines, these smart timepieces will add urbane flair to your look. Officially licensed by the New York City Transit Authority, they have a brushed, stainless steel case, battery-operated Japanese movement, and "authentic 1972-1979 NYC Subway" engraved on the back. Made in Hong Kong.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in Hong Kong

Ward Wallau

created by

Ward Wallau



Disappointed when the MTA filled in the "Y" cutout of their classic subway tokens, Ward Wallau was inspired to find a fun way to incorporate the unaltered tokens into cufflinks. He wanted to prove to the MTA that the original tokens were worthy of celebrating and repurposing and, after 11 years of "no," Ward became the first licensee of the New York City MTA. Since that time, this "authenticity hound," has assembled and grew his team of artisans, production staff, and authenticators in Berkeley, California, where they re-imagine nostalgic artifacts as unique gifts that tell a story. Ward loves breathing new life into things that already exist, be it letterpress blocks, a wooden seat from Wrigley Field, or a bat broken at a Major League baseball game. "This business is ever-challenging, dynamic, and satisfying," he says. "It's not a good day if you don't learn something new!"

Made from
stainless steel, Paper, eco-leather strap
Face: 1." Dia, 0.5" W; Adjustable Band: 10"L, 0.13 W
Periodic Cleaning
Water Resistant 3 ATM
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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