Tiffany & Co. - START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs Geneva Friday, May 13, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Tiffany & Co.
    Year: Circa 1940/80
    Case No: 2575
    Model Name: Antimagnetic
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. Valjoux 23, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Case and dial signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The prestigious American-based retailer Tiffany & Co. was founded in 1837. It was some ten years later that the firm began selling watches under its own name, continuing until the present day. In order to be associated with the high quality Tiffany & Co. brand, oftentimes watch companies made timepieces on behalf of Tiffany to be sold in their stores. These commissioned watches today are highly sought after, especially when found in excellent condition.

    The present anti-magnetic chronograph is a very unusual collector’s watch as it is composed of a 1940’s case and movement but most likely only finished and completed in the early 1980’s. In fact, the dial finish is of more recent quality and the Tiffany & Co. logo is printed exactly in the manner as we know it from 1980’s watches with the additional Tiffany & Co. logo – notably rare and highly collectable Rolex watches.

    The rose-colored main surface of the dial is extremely attractive, and in fact is actually made of a copper alloy giving the watch its outstanding color. The generously proportioned case houses the widely used manual-winding Valjoux 23 movement and is engraved ‘575’ on the underside of its lug, matching the last three digits of the case back.

    Tiffany & Co. has been, throughout the 20th century, synonymous with the quintessential styling of New York City. The present lot is an excellent, well-preserved example of a Tiffany & Co. chronograph combining elements from the World War II era and the late 20th century.


A very rare and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with rose colored dial, telemeter and tachometer scales.

Circa 1940/80
35mm diameter
Case and dial signed

CHF8,000 - 16,000 

Sold for CHF32,500

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START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs

Geneva Auction 14 May 2016