In the late 1930's like today, 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.
Today's offering showcases this stunning platinum, diamond, and ruby encrusted Tiffany & Co. watch made by C.H. Meylan, a high-grade niche manufacturer, for the prestigious retailer.
Made from platinum, its original elegant and refined Art Deco styled case is gorgeous!
The centerpiece of the watch is its silver dial original factory set with large baguette diamonds and rubies.
Originally a mens watch, its 28mm size is well-suited today for a woman or a man looking for a small watch.
We were fortunate to obtain it in original condition down to the dial, hands, and even the original platinum clasp and findings. The only replaced part is the winding crown.
It is fully Tiffany & Co. with all original parts. It is in very pleasing condition, appearing to have been worn carefully in appreciation of its quality and value.
Its case presents as just short of mint. Our photos couldn't do it justice. Its dial was restored in vintage time and has warmed to a very slight sepia tone, giving it a true vintage look. Please inquire if you would like a fresh restoration.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled its well-made movement.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Java lizard strap, in the style that Tiffany & Co. often used , 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 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. / movement made by C.H. Meylan
Region of Manufacture: Brassus, Switzerland / New York, U.S.A.
Year built: c. 1930's
Serial no.: 13338
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men originally - by today's standards a small unisex watch for a woman or a man looking for a small watch
Case material: Platinum
Case condition: Presents as just short of mint
Case markings (inside): 10% Irid. Plat, 77777, hand-engraved watchmakers marks chronicling its service history
Dial: Silver, large baguette diamond markers with rubies at the primary hours, signed Tiffany & Co., has warmed to a very slight sepia tone. Please inquire if you would like a fresh restoration.
Dimensions: 28mm wide (excluding crown), 35mm long lug tip-to-tip, 10mm thick
Hands: Original, blued steel "feuilles"
Movement type: C.H. Meylan, a high grade niche manufacturer, made for Tiffany & Co., rhodium plated, manually wound, adjusted for very accurate timekeeping, index regulator
Band: Java lizard in the style that Tiffany & Co. often used, remborde, brand new and unused
Crystal type: 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; 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.