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 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.
One such firm was Cresarrow of New York, one of the best case manufacturers of the day. Founded by Henry Blank in the late nineteenth century, Cresarrow contracted with Patek Philippe, Vacheron & Constantin, and Tiffany & Co. and other firms to build some of their wristwatch cases for the U.S. market.
Cresarrow also supplied movements for Tiffany's watches, as is the case with this special watch. Evidence suggests the company worked in collaboration with C.H. Meylan, a high grade niche manufacturer, and IWC Schaffhausen for production of their movements.
Today's offering showcases this beautiful rose gold and ruby Tiffany & Co. watch made by Cresarrow. We were fortunate to it in all-original condition, down to the dial, hands, and even winding crown.
It was done in a very traditional/popular Cresarrow for Tiffany style with large spherical lugs and finds and snake mesh bracelet. We also have a second very similar example of this model that was accompanied by an independent appraisal from a GIA certfied appraiser that listed its retail replacement value for insurance purposes at $8,000. Please inquire if you would like to see it.
Its 14k rose gold case is in very good condition. Its matching salmon tone Tiffany & Co. dial is original. It could expertly restored if you prefer the look of a restored watch...please inquire. Ands it very fine, Cresarrow movement made for Tiffany & Co. is clean and running true.
Our watchmaker has just freshly cleaned and oiled its movement.
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 Cresarrow
Country of Manufacture: Switzerland/USA
Year built: c. 1940's (We sold a similar watch with papers that dated it to 1947).
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 14K Rose Gold with Rubies
Case condition: Very good condition. Presents beautifully on the wrist. It has one ding and some wear to the back.
Dial: Salmon, gold Arabic numerals, signed Tiffany & Co., original, very good condition - the signature has partially worn away.. Please inquire if you would like it restored.
Dimensions: 15mm wide (excluding crown), 32mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, gold "feuilles"
Movement type: High grade, Swiss, lever, imported by Cresarrow, manually wound, 17 jewels, cut-bimetallic balance, Breguet overcoil hairspring, index regulator
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: 14K rose gold snake mesh style, original, signed Cresarrow, made to fit a wrist up to approx. 6.4 inches, excellent condition
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, 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 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.