October 1, 2017
With a plan of returning to the mechanical watch world with its own high end watch offerings, Tiffany & Co. set up a watchmaking division in Switzerland a couple years ago. Its first launch, the CT60 collection, were attractive watches, albeit with stock movements & modules from reputable makers such as Sellita, Dubois-Depraz and La Joux-Perret. Now, Tiffany & Co. takes its watch game to the next level with the launch of this delightful new square shaped watch. The very nicely done Tiffany & Co. Square watch is retro-styled and inspired by a 1920s model from the brand’s archives, and will be limited to only 180 pieces (matching the brand’s 180th birthday this year). The best and most impressive part is that this new watch utilizes Tiffany & Co’s own in-house movement. Not only is this their first, but it is — quite interestingly — a square caliber.
The new Tiffany Square Watch has very attractive vintage look to it. The overall case design and architecture of the Tiffany & Co. Square watch is quite impressive in its aesthetic. It has a smaller, 27mm wide case made of yellow gold, with an impressively 6.9mm thickness. The polished, sloping bezel flows seamlessly into the lugs and contrasts nicely with the brushed finished side of the case.
The dial of the Tiffany & Co. Square is equally impressive. It has large Arabic numerals and cathedral hands with vintage-tone lume. The dial is framed with a railway minute track, and there is a square small seconds indicator at 6 o’clock, also with a railway track.
The hand-wound movement is purpose-built (i.e. sized) for the case and provides a 42-hour power reserve. Traditional in its style, the movement boasts nice curves and finishing befitting of the watch. Square calibers are a bit of a rarity in the world of fine watches, which gives this well-designed and finished caliber extra appeal.
The Tiffany Square Watch (ref. 61522514) is limited to 180 pieces, priced at US$18,000 per. Available at Tiffany & Co. stores November 2017, just in time for the holidays.