Tiffany & Co. Cocktail Watch
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
From the 1920s through the 1960s, small ladies’ ‘cocktail’ watches were all the rage.
These timepieces — thin, and often in precious metals with matching bracelets — were unobtrusive and elegant, with diminutive dials and mechanical movements whose small size is notable even today. (The famed Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 101 is still the world’s smallest mechanical movement, and has held this distinction since 1929.) Though no longer widely produced, this type of ladies’ timepiece remains the perfect accessory to a cocktail dress or evening gown.
This particular cocktail watch from circa the late 1930s was retailed by none other than famed American jeweler Tiffany & Co. Housed in an 18mm, round platinum case with an acrylic crystal, and a diamond-encrusted bezel, it features a patinated, white dial with painted black Art Deco-style ‘Arabic’ indices, an outer ‘railroad’ minute track, and a blued steel ‘kite’ handset.
Powered by a hand-wound Caliber 911 movement from Hamilton Watch Co, it comes paired to a black cord strap with a platinum safety clasp, and features a caseback engraving dating to 1940.
Light, diminutive, and beautiful, it’s the perfect accompaniment to a formal evening on the town.
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The case is in good condition overall showing normal signs of wear consistent with age and use. White dial with printed 'Arabic' indices is in good condition overall, showing light, even patination from age with matching blued-steel 'kite' handset. Unsigned crown. Caseback engraved: "R.D.G. From E.L.G, August 1, 1940."
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.