In the 1950'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 with original parts 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 in a symmetrical geometrical design, the finely decorated platinum case is stunning! The 46 diamonds are high quality and full of fire for the period as one would expect from original factory set diamonds.
The dealer we acquired it from stated the total weight was 2 carats. We think it might be less than that and are comfortable saying it looks to be somewhere greater than a carat.
It is in very pleasing condition. Its platinum and diamond case shows fairly light wear and very light indentions to the back - otherwise it presents as near mint. On the wrist, it presents as near mint.
Its silver dial signed Tiffany & Co. has been previously restored in vintage times.
A watchmaker has freshly serviced the movement and fitted it with a brand new black cord strap made to replicate the original making it ready for immediate enjoyment. We have tested it on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist - it is keeping very accurate time.
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.
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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center and also has done authorized work for the Richemont brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin and others.
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.
Serial no.: 527856A
Year built: c. 1953
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: Platinum and diamonds
Case condition: It shows fairly light wear and very light indentions to the back - otherwise it presents as near mint. On the wrist it presents as near mint.
Case markings: 900 Plat 100 Irid., note the numerous hand-engraved watchmakers marks chronicaling an extensive service history
Dial: Silver, white gold or platinum applique Arabic indices, signed Tiffany & Co., previously restored in vintage times, bright and clean
Dimensions: 15.5mm wide (excluding crown), 30mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, "alphas"
Movement type: Hamilton, caliber 750, manually wound, 17 jewels, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator
Band: Black cord, designed to replicate the look from the period, white tone unsigned clasp, large enough to fit almost any size wrist and designed to be cut down for a smaller wrist, brand new
Crystal type: Mineral glass, appears to be original, very good condition with light wear visible under magnification
Serviced: A watchmaker has freshly serviced the movement and fitted it with a brand new black cord strap made to replicate the original making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. We have also tested it on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist - it is keeping very accurate time. 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center and also has done authorized work for the Richemont brands including Cartier, Vacheron & Constantin and others.
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
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.