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 Tiffany & Co. watch made by Hamilton for the prestigious retailer.
The Hamilton Watch Co., America's most iconic vintage watch firm and one of its finest wristwatch makers, built treasured timepieces that are still cherished by many today. During their peak years, which lasted from the 30's into the 60's, the Pennsylvania establishment developed a reputation for innovation and quality.
We were fortunate to obtain it in all original condition down to the dial, hands, and even winding crown.
Bejewelled with radiant original factory set diamonds over all the bezel and tops of the lugs, the Art Deco styled platinum case is beautiful!
It is in very pleasing condition, appearing to have been worn carefully in appreciation of its quality and value.
Its silver Tiffany & Co. dial is original and untouched, a rare find for a watch of its age. Its platinum and diamond case is near mint plus. It comes equipped with its original platinum clasp and findings.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled its well-made "gold medallion movement 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.
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 Hamilton
Country of Manufacture: U.S.A.
Year built: c. late 1930's to '40's
Serial no.: T33445
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 (inside): 10% Irid. Pl., note the numerous hand-engraved watchmakers marks chronicling an extensive service history
Case markings (outside): G.M.H.
Dial: Silver, black painted Art Deco Arabic indices, signed Tiffany & Co., original and untouched. Please inquire if you would like it professionally restored.
Dimensions: 14mm wide (excluding crown), 24mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, blued steel "diamonds"
Movement type: Hamilton, caliber 911, manually wound, 17 jewels, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator
Band: Black cord, designed to replicate the look from the period, fitted with the watch's original platinum clasp and findings, just under 6.5 long, excellent condition. Please inquire if you need a longer band. We have new black cord and steel cord bands in stock to fit any size wrist.
Crystal type: Mineral glass, 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.