Tiffany’s watchmaking custom returns to the 1840s. During its long history, the New York company presented numerous critical and granted watches and timekeepers so it is typical for Tiffany’s planners to take motivation from models of the past.
The eccentric Tiffany East West watch makes no exemption. Truth be told, its plan thinks back to the “Satchel Watch”, a collapsing travel check that Tiffany made during the 1940s.
The rectangular model is currently accessible in a bigger form, ideal for the male wrist and immaculately made with Swiss-made self-winding developments and components.
The Tiffany East West Automatic shows a solid character with a one of a kind style. The enormous hardened steel case (46.5 x 27.5 mm) sits pleasantly on the wrist with a sapphire gem to exactly follow the bended profile of the case.
The strong back highlights a sapphire precious stone opening which shows part of the 4Hz (28,800 vph) Tiffany TCO.2558 automatic development and its swaying weight. Offering a force save of 40 hours, the development is carefully gotten done with round graining, snailing and Côtes de Genève theme.
The on a level plane set dial is wonderfully completed, with blued hours and minutes hands and a spiral guilloché theme to enliven the white surface and the eye-getting gold poudré numerals (genuine gold is squashed into a fine powder, made into a combination and painted onto the dial).
The surprising format of the dial – pivoted 90 degrees clockwise compared to what you would expect – becomes simple to peruse rapidly once you begin wearing the watch and it ends up being especially comfortable while you are driving or composing.
Water-impervious to 30 meters/100 feet, the Tiffany East West Automatic in tempered steel with white dial (ref. 36813938) has a cost of Euro 5,050/US$ 4,750. tiffany.com
The East West Automatic with two other East West models: the more modest two-hand and the mini
The collapsing travel check made by Tiffany during the 1940s which motivated the East West model