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 often 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 of virtue desiring to wear a world-class timepiece.
For this special piece Tiffany partnered with one of the very fine watchmakers in the world at the time, Agassiz Watch Co.
We were fortunate to acquire it in all original condition down to the dial, hands, and beautifully ornate winding crown, an impressive state for a nearly century old wristwatch.
Bejewelled with radiant very high quality original factory set diamonds over all the bezel, the finely decorated platinum case is stunning!
Its original Agassiz movement has six adjustments like only the very highest grade watches e.g. Patek, Audemars Piguets, Vacheron & Constantin's etc.
It is in very pleasing condition, appearing to have been worn carefully in appreciation of its quality and value.
Its silver Tiffany & Co. dial with beautiful Art Deco numerals is original and untouched. Original dials are seldom seen on nearly 100 year old Tiffany's like this. Its platinum and diamond case is near mint plus.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
If you are looking for a special treasure for someone in your life, this is it. Modern Tiffany watches don't match the charm and romance of this vintage original.
Note: Similar watches are published in John Loring's work Tiffany Timepieces, 2004, pp. 141-143.
Retailer: Tiffany & Co.
Manufacturer: Agassiz Watch Co.
Country of Manufacture: Switzerland
Serial no.: 210,347
Year built: c. 1920's
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: Platinum and diamonds
Case condition: Near mint with only light wear. Very well preserved for its age.
Case markings: AW hallmark for Agassiz Watch Co., Platinum, note the numerous hand-engraved watchmakers marks that chronicle an extensive service history
Dial: Silver, black painted stylized Arabic indices, signed Tiffany & Co., original and untouched
Dimensions: 20mm wide (excluding crown), 23mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, blued steel "Breguet moons"
Movement type: Extremely high grade, Agassiz, manually wound, six adjustments for precision timekeeping, rhodium plated, 15 jewels, lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance, Breguet balance spring
Band: Original, 14K white gold with ornate Art Nouveau open frame geometric filligree style design with two sapphire type stones, safety chain, fits a wrist up to approx. a hair over 6.5 inches, excellent condition
Crystal: Acrylic, vintage, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our 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. Your watch is important to us, and we can 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 - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity
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.