Today's offering showcases this very rare and extremely refined ladies Tiffany & Co miniature backwinding watch. With a diameter of a mere 8.75mm, this tiny masterpiece showcases incredible watchmaking skills. In a day an age when watches have become bigger and bigger, it's often forgotten that the truest test of elite watchmaking skill is going small.
Like today, in the 1960'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 were Tiffany & Co. branded watches, many of which were made for the company by one of the fine manufacturers.
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.
Unlike many of the Tiffany's ladies vintage watches made for the U.S. market, this is a true all European creation with tiny movement made by Blancpain and case and bracelet specially made in France.
Of the many luxurious ladies watches manufactured during vintage times, the backwind models were some of the company's top-of-the-line non-bejewelled offerings for women, often costing the equivalent of many thousands of dollars or even tens of thousands in today's valuation.
Besides representing the state-of-the-art in miniaturization technology, they also possessed a great level of artistic refinement, concealing their winding crowns beneath the case back to avoid disrupting the watch's perfect purity and full symmetry.
Designed to embody the femininity of the times, this Tiffany creation possesses refined elegance in its sleek and very petite form and strength in its brick link bracelet.
We were are pleased to offer it in pleasing condition, accompanied by its original Tiffany box.
Its case presents as better than near mint with clear stamping and strong line. Its dial presents in excellent condition. And its ultra-fine, miniaturized Blancpain for Tiffany movement is in excellent condition and keeping time.
Four of our Master Watchmakers worked for the last four years restoring the movement of this special watch to breathe new life into it which even included custom fabricating parts to the original factory functional quality and factory quality decorated finish (restoration value $1495).
For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed this miniature masterpiece making it ready for immediate enjoyment. Please see the photo of the watch on a six inch wrist to graph just how incredibly petite the watch itself is.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufacturer: Blancpain and Tiffany
Retailer: Tiffany & Co.
Country of origin: Switzerland and France
Year built: c. 1960's
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 14K gold
Case condition: Better than near mint with light remnants of wear on the back
Dimensions: 8.75mm wide
Dial: Champagne, thin gold applique baton markers, presents as excellent condition
Hands: Original, gold, batons
Movement type: Small and rectangular, signed Blancpain, gilt plated, Caliber R59, manually wound and set through the back, decorated
Band: Original integrated 14K gold bracelet with brick link design, French made for Tiffany, 8.75mm bracelet width, clasp with interesting functional design, fits a wrist up to approx. 6.75 inches, excellent condition with slight stretching on two links
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
Servicing: Four of our Master Watchmakers worked for the last four years restoring the movement of this special watch which even included custom fabricating parts to the original factory functional quality and factory quality decorated finish (restoration value $1495).
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 watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Original Tiffany & Co. 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.