Tiffany & Co. Enamel & Diamond Watch, ca. 1900
I inherited the watch from my sister, who passed away a few years ago. And, apparently, it was a family piece.
When you opened the pouch, and I looked at the watch, I was just blown away. It's completely done in black enamel, and all the way around the watch, on the sides, everywhere, it's studded with hundreds of rose-cut diamonds. The watch would have been made somewhere around 1900. But for a ladies' pendant watch to have lasted 120 years, give or take, and have no enamel damage or chipping, is just a rare feat. It's almost like it was produced, sold, put in a box, and never used.
The movement is exactly what you want to expect. This is a triple-signed watch, which means that the dial is signed Tiffany & Company.
The movement is signed Tiffany & Company, New York, and the case is signed Tiffany & Company. The dial is not just a plain dial. It's completely hand-painted in multicolor. Another trademark of Tiffany is that the case, the gauge of the medal in this watch is very, very heavy. It probably is twice the gauge of almost any other gold watches produced. We don't know who the maker was. Tiffany used the finest makers in the world to produce their movements. That cosmic play of the black and the white, it almost just shimmers like they're stars in the sky.
The watch is just absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. It more than likely on a retail level today would sell in the $12,000 to $14,000 price range.
Wow. Oh my God.
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