In the 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, 18K gold, and diamond Tiffany & Co. watch made by the fine Swiss firm E. Huguenin for the prestigious retailer.
While not a household name in this era, Huguenin was a very fine manufacturer at the time this watch was built. The movement, which is adjusted to three positions, is on par with the quality of IWC and other high-grade manufacturers from the era.
We were fortunate to obtain it with original parts down to the dial, hands, and even ornate winding crown.
Note that the case wasn't fully closed when it was photographed. It closes tightly.
Bejewelled with radiant original factory set diamonds over the top and bottom bezel and tops of the lugs, the finely decorated platinum and 18K yellow gold case is stunning!
It is in very pleasing condition, appearing to have been worn carefully in appreciation of its quality and value.
Its silver Tiffany & Co. dial shows only fairly mild aging, and it is well-complemented by the wonderful original "Breguet" moon hands. Its platinum, 18K gold, and diamond case is near mint.
It has recently been cleaned and oiled, and is keeping very accurate time. It comes fitted with a vintage black cord 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 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 E. Huguenin
Country of Manufacture: Switzerland
Serial no.: 374,042
Year built: c. 1930's
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: Platinum, 18K gold and diamonds
Case condition: Near mint with signs of having been polished. Very well preserved for its age.
Case markings (inside): Platinum, 18K
Case markings (outside): Gertrude C. Simonson, From H.J.S. Note that the case wasn't fully closed when it was photographed. It closes tightly.
Dial: Silver, black painted stylized Art Deco indices, signed Tiffany & Co., excellent condition with mild aging. Please inquire if you would like it freshly professionally restored.
Dimensions: 14mm wide (excluding crown), 33mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, blued steel "Breguet moons"
Movement type: E. Huguenin, manually wound, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, cut bi-metallic balance, self-compensating Breguet overcoil balance spring, index regulator
Band: Black cord, vintage, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. over 7.5 inches, can be easily sized to fit even the smallest wrist, excellent condition. If you would like a new black cord band installed, we have them to fit any size wrist. Please inquire
Crystal type: Mineral glass, vintage or original, excellent condition with light wear. Please inquire if you would a new one installed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.