1940's Tiffany & Co. Ladies Vintage Watch - 14K Gold with Diamonds & Rubies

Tiffany & Co.

Item No. 8521SH

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 female clients was a line of jeweled watches emblazoned with the Tiffany & Co. name on the dial. Although the maker's names were 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 beautiful rose gold, diamond, and ruby Tiffany & Co. watch made by Movado for the prestigious retailer.

While Movado has moved downmarket in the last several decades, during Movado's glorious period from 1912 through the 1950's, when such innovations as the polyplan movement, Calendomatic, and exceptional in-house chronographs pushed the envelope of horological technology, and original designs such as the Museum watch took their place in history, their wristwatches enjoyed a level of prestige reserved only for works of the very fine watchmakers.

We were fortunate to acquire it with all of its original parts.

It was done in a very traditional/popular Tiffany style with top hat diamond and ruby motif. We recently sold a very similar example of this model that was accompanied by an independent appraisal from a GIA certified appraiser that listed its retail replacement value for insurance purposes at $8,000. Please inquire if you would like to see it.

Its diamond and ruby bejewelled 14K gold case is in excellent condition. Its silver Tiffany & Co. dial is clean and and has a very lightly warmed tone giving it a true vintage look. It is either original or an exceptional refinishing done in vintage times. Its very fine Movado movement is clean and keeping time.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and fully serviced it including installing a new mainspring. For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it 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.

Note: Similar watches are published in John Loring's work Tiffany Timepieces, 2004, pp. 141-143.

  • Retailer: Tiffany & Co. / made by Movado
  • Country of Manufacture: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial no.: 69,384
  • Model: Ref. 4051
  • Year built: c. 1940's
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Women
  • Case material: 14K gold with diamonds and rubies
  • Case markings (outside): A.T.P.
  • Case markings (inside): Movado U.S.A., 14K, 69,384, 4051
  • Case condition: Excellent condition
  • Dial: Silver, black painted numerals and gold applied spherical indices, signed Tiffany & Co., original or an exceptional period refinishing, very good condition with only fairly light aging and toning. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
  • Dimensions: 13mm wide (excluding crown), 26mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Hands: Original, gold "batons"
  • Movement type: High grade, Swiss, lever, mady by Movado, manually wound, 17 jewels, cut-bimetallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: 14K gold, original, three strand hinged link design, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. just under 6.2 inches, excellent condition with light wear. Its length could be adjusted by a jeweler.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, new-old-stock
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and fully serviced it including installing a new mainspring. For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed 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 will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five 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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