In celebration of their 180th birthday, Tiffany & Co. have just unveiled the Tiffany Square watch. The timepiece is said to take inspiration from a 1920s watch from the house’s archives and has been faithfully reproduced for the 21st century.
The Tiffany Square watch features a 27mm — square — case, in 18K yellow gold, with its lugs extending out to 38.88mm, lengthwise. The dial appears to be a beige lacquered dial with a brushed soleil finishing bearing a squared railway track minute scale around its perimeter.
The Arabic numerals used for the hours are a gold poudré version of the one we are more familiar with on the dials of the CT60 watches, announced in 2015. At six o’clock though, in place of the 6th hour, we have a small running seconds contained within yet another railway track styled square.
It is the hands on the watch that seal the art deco feel of the watch with its cathedral styled hour and minute hands, which are as well filled with Super Luminova in a color that very closely matches that of the numerals.
However, as big as the watch announcement is, the bigger news here is that the movement within the Tiffany Square watch is one that was designed, engineered and manufactured in Switzerland under the house’s own roof. Commendably, and rightfully, the manual winding caliber created is a square one nicely fills out the back of the watch. The easier way, of course, would’ve been to create a ubiquitous round movement, which could then be used in other watches within the Tiffany’s collection.
As this is a special watch, created to commemorate Tiffany’s 180-year anniversary, the watch will be made in a limited run of just 180 pieces, available from November 2017 onwards.
Technical Specifications: Tiffany Square Watch
TCO.1874M manual winding mechanical Tiffany Manufacture movement; hours, minutes and seconds; 42-hour power reserve
27 x 35.8mm; 18k yellow gold; water-resistant to 50m
Black alligator strap
Price: SGD 21,500