1920's Tiffany & Co. Ladies Art Deco Watch - Platinum & Diamonds

Tiffany & Co.

Item No. 9126

Like today, 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 their special offerings to their most discriminating female clients was a line of jeweled watches emblazoned with the Tiffany & Co. name on the dial.

Although the maker's name was often hidden, the retailer contracted with a number of the world's fine watch and jewelry making firms to produce these treasured timepieces.

The exclusive, lady's wristwatch featured in today's offering dramatically illustrates why Tiffany's vintage watches are sought-after by women of distinction, Hollywood actresses, and any woman desiring to wear a world-class timepiece.

Originally crafted, assembled and decorated by the hands of elite watchmakers and jewelers, Tiffany & Co. spared no expense in creating this gem which was destined for the U.S. market.

Crafted from solid platinum and bejeweled with an amazing sixty high quality, original Tiffany set diamonds totaling just under one and three-quarter carats, the beautiful original case made for Tiffany & Co. embodies the height of elegance and refined taste. They have fire and sparkle one would expect from original Tiffany diamonds.

Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.

In addition to the stunning case, the high-grade baguette movement employs some of finest Swiss technology from the era, insuring that the mechanism's timekeeping will meet the same high standard as the case design and construction. It was originally adjusted to five positions like very fine watches from Patek, AP, and the like and even uses a diamond end stone in the movement to reduce the wear to the balance.

We were fortunate to acquire this exclusive lady's timepiece in such wonderful original condition down to its gorgeously ornate clasp. The original, platinum and diamond case is better than near mint, indicative of a watch worn with respect for its rarity and value.

The approximately 100 year old untouched original silver dial shows only light signs of aging. And at the right viewing angle, the blue steel hands really show their color. The extra-fine, Merimont movement made for Tiffany & Co. is very clean and running strong.

One of our Master 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 and a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.

If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind treasure for that special someone in your life, this is it. Modern Tiffany watches don't come close to matching the charm and romance of this century old original.

Please note: Several similar watches are published in John Loring's work Tiffany Timepieces, 2004, pp. 126-127.

  • Manufacturer: Tiffany & Co./Merimont
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Year built: 1920's
  • Functions: Hours and minutes
  • Designed for: Women
  • Case material: Platinum, set with 60 diamonds
  • Case markings (inside): PLATINUM, A.W.C. Co., case number, 215037
  • Case condition: Excellent
  • Dial: Silvered, exaggerated Roman numerals, original and untouched, excellent condition with mild aging and toning
  • Dimensions: 14mm wide (excluding crown), 35mm lugs tip-to-tip
  • Hands: Original, "Breguet moons", blue steel
  • Movement type: Very high grade, baguette, Merimont made for Tiffany & Co., manually wound, rhodium plated, adjusted to five positions, Breguet overcoil hairspring, diamond end stone
  • Movement markings: Merimont Watch Co., Swiss, 18 Jewels, 5 Adj.
  • Jewels: 17 rubies and 1 diamond
  • Band: Grosgrain vintage ribbon bracelet with watch's original ornate platinum scrollwork clasp, sized to fit a fairly small wrist. We have new black grosgrain ribbon in stock if you would like to have a new longer strap made.
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, appears original, very good condition
  • Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very strong and true.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details. 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
  • 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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