In the 1920's, no name better captured the idea of embracing the best life had to offer than that of Tiffany & Co. One of the company's select offerings was a line of watches emblazoned with the Tiffany & Co. name on the dial. Although the maker's name were always hidden, the retailer contracted with the world's finest watch and jewelry making firms to produce these treasured timepieces.
Today these special watches are sought-after by women of distinction, Hollywood actresses, and any lady desiring to wear a world-class timepiece.
For this breathtaking piece Tiffany partnered with the premier watchmaker in the world, Patek Philippe.
The very rare and exclusive ladies diamond and platinum Patek Philippe for Tiffany & Co. watch showcased in today's offering is a prime example of this phenomenon. We were very fortunate to acquire it.
For the case Tiffany & co. enlisted the help of the one of the best American case manufacturers of the day, Cresarrow of New York. Founded by Henry Blank in the late nineteenth century, Cresarrow contracted with Patek, Vacheron & Constantin, Tiffany, Cartier, IWC and also a few lesser known houses to build some of the beautiful examples of their early wristwatch cases.
The thirty-six diamonds are very high quality, as one would expect from original factory set diamonds on a watch of this caliber. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
This very special watch is all original down to the beautiful blue steel hands and ornate floral Patek Philippe winding crown - all parts original.
It is in very pleasing condition, appearing to have been worn seldom and carefully in appreciation of its quality and value and then safely stored away.
Its silver Tiffany & Co. dial is original and untouched. Nice original dial are seldom seen on nearly 100 year old Pateks. Its beautifully engraved case is near mint and does not appear to have ever been polished. And its original Patek movement is keeping time.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new expensive satin strap with so-called soft Cartier lining designed to replicate the look of the original black ribbon band with the convenience of a moder strap, making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function.
Accompanying the watch is an Extract from the Patek Philippe archives attesting to its authenticity and originality.
Maker: Patek Philippe
Retailer: Tiffany & Co. - Watch movement crafted by Patek Philippe and original case made by Cresarrow of New York.
Country of Manufacture: Switzerland
Serial no.: 196,931
Year built: 1920. Sold to Tiffany May 6, 1921.
Functions: Hours and minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: Platinum and diamonds
Case condition: Very pleasing - near mint
Case markings (inside): Plat., Cresarrow logo, case number
Case markings (outside): Engraved SKOKS, Oct. 3, 1921
Dimensions: 13.5mm diameter (excluding crown) by 27.7mm long
Dial: Silver, signed Tiffany & Co. dial, black painted Arabic indexes, original and untouched, excellent condition with fairly ight natural aging
Movement type: Extremely high grade, Patek Philippe, 8 ligne, manually wound, eight adjustments for precision timekeeping, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Movement Jewels: 18 rubies
Band: Brand new expensive satin strap with so-called soft Cartier lining designed to replicate the look of the original black ribbon band with the convenience of a modern strap
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. Please visit: http://www.connoisseuroftime.com/pages/team.htm for more information on our watchmaking team.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.