Description: Tiffany and Co men's chronograph stainless steel vintage watch with a 36mm stainless steel case, white dial, circa 1997. This luxury Tiffany "Portfolio" Swiss dress watch although originally marketed for men, it is often purchased by women who like the larger size and chronograph features not offered for women at that time. This premium quartz watch features an extremely precise 23-jewel ETA Calibre 251.471 high-grade movement on a Tiffany genuine stainless steel bracelet. This movement is used by Bulgari in their Shanghai Carbon Gold Chronograph, as well as by Longines in the Dulce-Vita and by Rado in their Diastar Chronograph Ceramic, just to name a few. The three sub dials are used to track elapsed time in seconds, minutes, and hours, respectively.
Condition: Excellent vintage with slight signs of wear.
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Story: Tiffany’s heritage as a premier watchmaker can be traced through a timeline of innovations that extends from its founding in New York City in 1837 to the present Tiffany CT60 collection, named for founder Charles Lewis Tiffany, who invented the “New York Minute.” The now-famous phrase originated with the unveiling of the nine-foot Atlas clock above the Tiffany store located at 550 Broadway in 1853. Generations of New Yorkers embraced it as their personal timekeeper and a symbol of the city’s energy. Today the clock graces the entrance of the company’s Fifth Avenue flagship store. Tiffany & Co. began selling watches in 1847. Four years later, Mr. Tiffany and Messrs. Patek and Philippe signed an agreement making Tiffany & Co. the first retailer in America to carry Patek Philippe watches. In 1874, Tiffany built a four-story, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Geneva’s Place Cornavin. Here, Tiffany met the increasing demand for gold pocket watches with advanced movements that chimed on the hour and quarter-hour; diamond-encrusted lapel watches and timepieces embellished with pastoral scenes in enamel, and mythic figures, floral motifs and fine scrolls engraved in gold. Tiffany pioneered a number of important watchmaking innovations. The Tiffany Timer, an early stopwatch introduced in 1868 was used for engineering and scientific purposes, as well as sporting events. In addition, the company received patents for advances in watch movements and hand settings. Renowned Tiffany gemologist, George Kunz , patented a luminescent green paint for numerals and hands. By the 1880s, Mr. Tiffany had become a world-renowned jeweler and watchmaker with a reputation for the finest craftsmanship and commitment to customer service. One aspect of that service was the weekly regulation of over 400 clocks in the homes of Tiffany customers, which began with the adoption of standard time in 1883.
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