Up for sale is a Tiffany & Co. 18k Yellow Gold, Enamel & Diamond-set Openface Lady’s Pendant Watch c. 1905. Signed round 18k yellow gold case no. 86025 measures 27.5mm is hand engraved, engine turned, and diamond set, with a decorative portrait depicting a fashionable and elegant young lady done in enamel on the case back. Signed white enamel dial with black Arabic numerals and gold Louis XV hands. Mechanical movement. This watch comes accompanied by a Tiffany & Co. pouch. In excellent vintage condition. Inventory no. 22058
Ten years after opening it’s first New York store in 1837, the Tiffany & Co. catalogue incorporated French watches and clocks. By 1874 Tiffany & Co. had become a veritable Swiss watchmaker, producing timepieces by the lake in Geneva at 10 Grand Quai and that same year, Charles Tiffany opened an ultra-modern factory on Place Cornavin. Shortly thereafter his company was acknowledged as the leading watch and clock retailer in the US.
This piece highlights the exceptional craftsmanship and skill of Tiffany & Co. miniature enameling during the 1900s.