Up for sale today is a lovely Tiffany and Co. manual wind mens watch dating from the late 50’s. I’ve had a number of watches in my possession in the past couple of months and this one is without a doubt the hardest to part with. Unfortunately, the time has come to sell this stunning vintage piece and some lucky fellow will harness the power to stop any watch connoisseur in his tracks with this fine dress watch.
As with Cartier, the famous French jewellery house, it is important to appreciate that Tiffany wasn’t a watch manufacturer, but in fact was purely a retailer. Tiffany sold watches with its prestigious name stated on their dials that were purchased from a network of highly respected suppliers and were delivered to Tiffany with the company’s signature on them for sale in New York and London. Patek Philippe, Movado, Audemars Piguet, Longines, Universal and Tavannes movements, among several others, are all to be found in vintage Tiffany watches from the inter-war period. During the 50’s and 60’s Tiffany was not a destination for men’s shopping and thus dealt with its ‘elite’ customers (families like the Astors, the Vanderbilts and the Morgans) directly. This period was the pinnacle for the Tiffany brand producing very special pieces that forged the reputation for excellence and sharp design that has unfortunately become somewhat lost in today’s market.
This Tiffany example houses a Universal manual wind 17 Jewels movement adjusted to two positions. The movement has recently undergone a thorough cleaning and is stamped ‘Tiffany and Co.’ as is the inside case back. The watch is in great condition, winds smoothly and wears beautifully on the wrist with it’s aged off white dial. The outside case back is engraved with the initials B.M.G.
Case Width: 34mm (35mm with Crown)
Comes on a black leather band.