1940's Tiffany & Co. by IWC Vintage Watch with Cresarrow Case - 14K Gold

Tiffany & Co.

Item No. 6374

In the 1940'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 gentleman clients was a line of jeweled watches emblazoned with the Tiffany & Co. name on the dial. Although the maker's name were always hidden, the retailer contracted with a number of the world's fine watch and jewelry making firms to produce these treasured timepieces.

The exclusive mens IWC wristwatch built especially for Tiffany & Co. showcased in this offering is a wonderful example of this phenomenon.

Its gorgeous 14K gold hooded lug case was made especially for Tiffany & Co by the esteemed casemaker Henry Blank.

Mr. Blank company's Cresarrow of New York, was one of the best case manufacturers of the day. Founded in the late nineteenth century, Cresarrow contracted with Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, IWC, Tiffany & Co. and other firms to build certain cases for the U.S. market.

We were fortunate with all-original parts, down to the hands and even original winding crown.

Our watchmaker has just freshly disassembled the movement down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is keeping very accurate time.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new Teju lizard 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, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

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.

  • Retailer: Tiffany & Co. / made by IWC
  • Country of Manufacture: Switzerland/USA
  • Serial no.: 1,044,065
  • Year built: 1942
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Subsidiary Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K yellow gold
  • Case condition: Excellent condition, no longer uses pin for the hinged back
  • Dial: Signed International Watch Co. Schaffhausen, silver, gold applique Arabic and faceted baton indices, prominent railroad minute track, appears to be original. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
  • Dimensions: 25.5mm wide (excluding crown), 36.3mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Hands: Original, gold "feuilles"
  • Movement type: High-grade IWC, Caliber 62, manually wound, tonneau, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, three adjustments for greater accuracy, cut bimetallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Genuine Teju lizard, high quality, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly disassembled down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled.
  • 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 concierge@cotwatches.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.

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


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