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Women's Tiffany & Co. Watches

In 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany established Tiffany & Co., which began selling watches in in 1847. This was a fortuitous opportunity spotted by Charles, who tapped the renowned Swiss watchmaker Patek Phillippe to be the sole supplier of its pocket watches. It’s a partnership that flourishes to this day.

Tiffany & Co. women’s watches continue to tow the line between functional objects and bijoux. In the 1910s and '20s, increasingly more sophisticated developments in speed and technology led to smaller and more simplified models. Art Deco wristwatches became the ultimate accessory among the era’s flapper trendsetters. Later, in the 1940s, Tiffany unveiled a collapsible leather-clad “purse watch” that caught on with fashionable women on the go.

Over the last 175+ years, Tiffany & Co. has introduced a number of watchmaking innovations, including America’s first stopwatch (the Tiffany Timer) in 1868. The Atlas Watch, named for the clock that hangs above the entrance to Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue store, is among the house’s most highly collectible timepieces. Distinguished by an hour track of brightly polished Roman-numeral markers in high relief, it received a U.S. patent for its originality.


Quick Facts

  • The 1889 Paris World’s Fair featured a Tiffany gold medal exhibit that included an “Apple Blossom Lapel Watch,” a one-of-a-kind ornament designed by J. Paulding Farnham made of gold, diamonds and pink enamel petals
  • In 1939, Tiffany unveiled a number of diamond cocktail watches as part of its “House of Jewels” exhibit at the New York World's Fair, igniting a demand for slender, decorative watches detailed with gemstones on bracelets or satin or silk cord straps
  • The house’s signature color, known as “Tiffany Blue,” was a hue selected by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany for the cover of the first Blue Book— a “Catalogue of Useful and Fancy Articles”— in 1845

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