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Crossing the East river and connecting the Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs, the historic Brooklyn Bridge represents American optimism and ingenuity during a period of significant economic prosperity in the north following the civil war. The bridge's construction began in 1869 during what is known as the Reconstruction era, when the railroad and factory industries were booming along with growth in the financial sector, so in away this bridge was a necessary symbol of the success of the times and of the bright future to come.
This type of thinking was prominent in what Mark Twain satirically referred to as the "Gilded Age", which ended a few years after the Bridge's completion in 1883 and outlines the growing disparity in wealth between the wealthy capitalists and the millions of impoverished immigrants flowing into the country in search of higher wages following the rapid industrialization of the Reconstruction era.
The Brooklyn Bridge is an incredibly meaningful symbol of New York and American history, and to capture a little bit of that meaning we've chosen vibrant red amaranth wood to represent the blood, sweat, and tears of the 600 people who worked on the bridge, stainless steel in silver to represent the thick steel cables used to suspend it, and a dial of black-brown marble to represent its iconic granite towers.
- Case: 42mm diameter, made of amaranth and stainless steel in silver
- Dial: Genuine black-brown marble
- Movement: Quartz movement by Citizen
- Band: 20mm width, adjustable length, made of amaranth and stainless steel in silver