Lot 63
  • 63

Tiffany & Co.

7,000 - 9,000 USD
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  • diameter 36 mm
• nickel lever movement, glazed cuvette • black enamel dial, white Roman numerals spaced by periwinkle fleurs-de-lys, outer periwinkle Arabic numerals for minutes, Louis XVI-style hands • bezels enhanced by white enamel ornamentation, the reverse with RTS monogram set with numerous rose-cut diamonds • case, dial and movement signed Tiffany & Co., Geneva • with an 18k gold brooch set with black enamel and identical monogram


The watch is running at the time of cataloguing, however it may require service soon. The dial is in very nice condition with no visible hairline. There are some losses to the enamel on the band (profile) and while the enamel to the back is complete, there is significant surface scratching to the enamel at the top of the case, above the monogram. One rose-cut diamond to the monogram is significantly and noticeably larger than the rest and it may be a period replacement. The enamel on the brooch is in good condition, with some small surface chips, possibly restored, at the edges in three small spots.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

Similar examples, all featuring black enamel and diamond-set cases, are illustrated in Loring, J., Tiffany Timepieces, p. 21. Loring notes that these movements were also made in Geneva, like the present lot, and that the cases were designed and made in Tiffany's New York atelier.