In 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany opened a store that would change the game of jewelry and watchmaking forever. Though known more for its exquisite jewelry, Tiffany & Co. has been manufacturing, selling and servicing clocks and watches since its inception. The company solidified its place in time after unveiling the public clock above the flagship store in 1853. This clock kept personal time for every New Yorker that past the store and sat as a symbol of the city’s energy. It was with this clock, the phrase “in a New York minute” was born.
In homage to Charles Lewis Tiffany’s love of timepieces, innovative design and passion for excellence, Tiffany & Co. has dedicated its new watch collection to the founder. The design of the collection is based off of a gold Tiffany watch given to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on his birthday in 1945.
Tiffany’s motto of “good design is good business” has held true with the new Tiffany CT60 collection.
LTEC recently had the opportunity to view the latest Tiffany & Co. watch collection in the company’s New Orleans store at Canal Place. Each watch is meticulously crafted in Switzerland with styles offered in self-winding or quartz movement and designed with an impressive attention to detail. Our favorite aspect however, had to be the vintage feel of most of the watches in the collection. The font chosen for the numbers on the face of the timepieces, coupled with alligator straps definitely fit the style of 1940s New York, while at the same time oozing modern flair.
These watches are a gift that can stand the test of time. A watch given as a gift to your soon-to-be spouse on your wedding day creates an heirloom to be cherished by your family for generations. You can mix and match your favorites or a get a matching pair. Whether you’re buying it as a gift to your betrothed on your wedding day or as a wedding gift to a treasured friend or family member, there’s no way you can go wrong with this classic from Tiffany’s.
PHOTOS BY KELLY MASSICOT
In 1868, Tiffany created the Tiffany Timer, used for engineering and scientific purposes, as well as sporting events. The Tiffany Timer is thought to be the first version of the stopwatch.