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 men of distinction and anyone desiring to own a world-class timepiece.
Encased in platinum, the most expensive precious metal of its day, and made by one of the premier watchmakers in the world, Audemars Piguet, this special piece was one of Tiffany's top-tier offerings. It was made at a time when wristwatches were just beginning to catch on, and many if not most men hadn't transitioned yet from carrying a pocket watch.
For convenience sake the watch was equipped with Audemar's Piguets masterful ultra thin movement. Incredibly the complete watch with crystal measures a mere 5.4mm thick! Ultra thin watches have always captured my admiration because the watchmaking skill and extra care needed to make them are extraordinary. The tolerances are so small that each one is a horological achievement itself. This watch possesses a lot of technical sophistication and luxury for a timepiece in this price range.
It is 100% original, down to all hands, the crown, and even the mineral glass crystal appears 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 case, which has matching numbers to its movement, is just short of mint.
Its dial, with Tiffany signed in a cartouche in the centre, is original. Please inquire if you would like it professionally restored. And its original AP movement is keeping time. Please inquire if you would like photos of the inside of the watch.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it 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, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Maker: Audemars Piguet
Retailer: Tiffany & Co.
Country of Manufacture: Switzerland
Serial no.: 28,931
Year built: c. early 1920's
Functions: Hours and minutes
Designed for: Men
Case style: Open face
Setting type: Stem wind, stem set
Case material: Platinum
Case condition: Just short of mint
Case markings (inside): Audemars Piguet, Swiss, platinum hallmark, matching case number 28931
Dimensions: 41.5mm diameter
Dial: Brushed silver, signed Tiffany & Co. in gold cartouche, gold applied Art Deco Arabic indexes, original, very good condition with natural aging around the 3,4,5 markers. Please inquire if you would like it professionally restored.
Hands: Original, gold "cathedrals"
Movement type: Extremely high grade, Audemars Piguet, manually wound, sever adjustments for precision timekeeping, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
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.