A sculpture called "The Watch" was presented on the terrace of the ninth floor of the Flag Art Foundation at the "Changing Subjects” exhibition until December 2016 in New York. The stainless steel sculpture represents a rescue watch, which looks over the Hudson River with the binoculars. The two-meter-high and 270-kilo object of stainless steel was manufactured in the Schmees Foundry in Germany with locations in Langenfeld and Pirna.
"The Watch" was created by the internationally known artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. Following the sculpture "Han", which is the male counterpart to the Mermaid in Copenhagen and presented in Helsingor in 2012, the rescue swimmer is the second work commissioned by Elmgreen and Dragset at Schmees. And the next work is already in process: "The Tragende" or "The Weight of Oneself" with a size of well over 2.60 meters which is to be delivered to California in May 2017. "The Watch" was handcrafted over a several number of months and according to Schmees, the refinement of the sculpture clearly displays the high demands of the casters while creating “The Watch”.