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.
Today's offering showcases this classically elegant Tiffany & Co. ladies dress watch made by Universal Geneve for the prestigious retailer.
Since 1894, the fine Swiss firm Universal Geneve has produced very fine and collectible timekeeping instruments. The company that popularized the idea of the modern chronograph wristwatch, Universal Geneve has produced a number of exceptional timers, including the renowned Tri-Compax. The superior quality of their vintage offerings have earned them a place alongside those of the world's fine watchmakers.
With its understated round case and dial which juxtapose nicely to the more strikingly elegant bracelet, it showcases a classicly vintage style with a sophisticated and charming presence.
We were fortunate to obtain it with all of its original parts down to the dial, hands, diamond faceted crystal and even winding crown. It is in excellent condition, appearing to have been worn carefully in appreciation of its quality and value.
Its 14K gold case presents in just short of mint condition. Its original and untouched silver Tiffany & Co dial is better than near mint. And its bracelet is in excellent condition with only light wear. The original Florentine texturing is very strong.
One of our Master Watchmakers has freshly serviced it. We have also tested the watch on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist, and its fine, handwound movement continues to keep very accurate time.
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 and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
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.
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.
Maker: Universal Geneve
Retailer: Tiffany & Co.
Country of manufacture: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Year made: c. 1960's
Serial/case no: 92034
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 14K gold
Case condition: Presents in just short of mint condition with light signs of previous polishing
Case markings (outside): 14K Gold
Dial: Silver, gold applique baton indices, signed Tiffany & Co., presents as better than near mint
Dimensions: 15mm wide (excluding crown)
Hands: Original, gold "alphas"
Movement type: Universal Geneve, handwound, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock protected in two place, index regulator
Band: Original, 14K gold, original hand hammered Florentine finish, fits a wrist up to approx. 6.5 inches, excellent condition. The length could be adjusted by a jeweler.
Crystal: Diamond faceted, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has freshly serviced it.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. We have also tested the watch on a machine that spins it in all directions simulating it being worn on the wrist, and its fine, handwound movement continues to keep 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.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - 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.