Tiffany & Co. Atlas Gent Square Chronograph in Red Gold

Tiffany Watch Co. Ltd presents the Atlas Gent Square Chronograph in red gold. Sporty, elegant and eminently masculine, the new model is presented in a 40 mm 18-carat red gold case with the firmly established square morphology and signature design.

Among the distinctive features that identify the new edition as a carrier of the Atlas Gent DNA are the Roman numerals on the hour track, the characteristic “Clous de Paris” detailing, prominent lugs uniting the case and strap, and the six matt incisions on the bezel, which effectively set off the bezel from the case.

Brown “Clous de Paris” patterned rubber embellishes the rectangular chronograph pushers at II and IV o’clock, the red gold crown and the internal perimeter of the deep square case, lending the Atlas Gent Square Chronograph a markedly sporty and contemporary look.

At the centre of the brown dial are the “Tiffany T” tapisserie and three square sub dials: a 30 minute recorder at III o’clock, a 12-hour counter at VI o’clock and a small seconds counter at IX o’clock. The display presents polished red gold Dauphine hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova highlighting, a slim central chronograph seconds hand, and a date window positioned between IV and V o’clock. Distinctive Roman numerals and hour marker appliques are fashioned in polished red gold. The display is protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment.

The new Atlas Gent Square Chronograph features one of the world’s finest self-winding movements, the Frédéric Piguet calibre 1285. This superb column-wheel chronograph ensures the technological integrity and flawless performance of both timekeeping and chronograph functions.

The transparent case back offers a clear view of the automatic movement’s finishing, in particular the Tiffany decoration on the rotor. The Atlas Gent Square Chronograph offers a 52-hour power reserve and is water-resistant to 10 bar (100 m).This model’s handsome, dark brown alligator strap fastens to the wrist with a red gold fold-over clasp.

To dispel any possible doubt regarding the origins of this robust, high performance chronograph, the clasp has been engraved with the Tiffany & Co. logo. The logo is also given pride of place on the dial and the moulded brown rubber insert on the crown. In a variation of its classic masculine elegance, the Atlas Gent Square Chronograph comes in a yellow gold version with ivory-coloured rubber detailing and a beige alligator strap.

All models are also available without the chronograph function.

Tiffany & Co. Gemea in Steel

Tiffany Watch Co. Ltd presents its latest additions to the Tiffany Gemea line. The new models offer the iconic Tiffany look in a sporty yet elegant implementation with the signature Tiffany Gemea case in polished stainless steel.

In creating the Tiffany Gemea line the designers gave the case an unusual and highly original shape. Its sleek curved silhouette appears at first glance to show two separate cases caught up in a stylized embrace. On closer inspection, the two sides are seen to fuse and form a single streamlined unit, adding depth and creating the smooth, sensual lines that are characteristic of this collection.

The new Tiffany Gemea presents its distinctive case in a 22 mm version in polished stainless steel, accompanied by a graceful steel link bracelet and butterfly clasp engraved with the Tiffany & Co. logo.

Drawing the eye to the refined white lacquered dial, gracefully elongated Roman numerals indicate hours XII, III, VI and IX. Radial hour markers emanate from a soft-cornered rectangle at the centre. Numerals and hour markers appear in the distinctive hue known as Tiffany Blue®. A sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment protects the diamond polished hands and the dial. All models are also available with a satin strap.

The 22 mm Tiffany Gemea in steel is also offered with a white lacquered dial with black numerals and hour markers, or with a black dial and Tiffany Blue® numerals and hour markers. The 22 mm model also comes with a choice of gemstones or pink sapphires and is fitted with a satin strap.

All Tiffany Gemea watches are powered by Swiss quartz movements and are water-resistant to 3 bar (30 metres).

Tiffany & Co. Atlas Dome in Red Gold with Diamonds

Tiffany Watch Co. Ltd presents a compelling extension of its Atlas Dome line. The new
Atlas Dome is quintessential Tiffany, offering its iconic design elements on a black dial with a diamond-encrusted bezel and a 39 mm case in lustrous, 18-carat red gold.

The classic Atlas Dome makes proud reference to the Atlas Clock above the entrance to the flagship Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue boutique. Essential elements of this watch’s personality, the characteristic Roman numerals are clearly reminiscent of those presented on the Atlas Clock. They take pride of place on the elegant black dial, offering a supremely legible view of the passing hours, enhanced by a sapphire crystal with anti reflective treatment.

The rich, red gold case lends the Atlas Dome its alluring warmth and evident splendour. Presented in a harmonious 39 mm edition, its bezel is set with 76 full cut, top-quality diamonds. The hallmark Tiffany & Co. logo may be found on the crown, engraved on the buckle, and in its habitual place of honour on the dial.

Three-dimensional Roman numerals are crafted in red gold and set in high relief on the
flange that encircles the dial. The intentional elevation of the hour markers enhances the striking contrast between the numerals and the black dial. Elevation and contrast combine to give the Roman numerals a highly visible profile, making them the true protagonists of the watch.

The date window at VI o’clock and the polished red gold hour, minute and second hands are positioned distinctly within the central zone of the dial, set apart from the hour markers to permit a clear, unobstructed reading of the time.

At the heart of the new 39 mm Atlas Dome is a precise Swiss automatic movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. The transparent case back offers a fascinating view of the mechanical movement with its rotor and Tiffany decoration.

The 39 mm Atlas Dome in red gold is presented on a handsome black alligator strap with a matching red gold buckle. Water-resistant to 5 bar (50m), this new model is a triumphant union of iconic design and self-assured elegance. A yellow gold version of this model is fitted with a black dial and a black alligator strap or with a silver-coloured dial and brown alligator strap. The Atlas Dome models set with diamonds in 39 mm are also available in a stainless steel version. A smaller, 31 mm quartz version in steel or different types of gold also comes with a choice of straps and dials.

Tiffany & Co. Atlas Cocktail

Tiffany Watch Co. Ltd presents the new Atlas Cocktail in black. Its shimmering black lacquered dial, full cut diamonds and distinctive Roman numerals give the new Atlas Cocktail the lustrous glow of glamour and sophistication.

The Atlas line’s characteristic Roman numerals recall those of the iconic Tiffany & Co. clock above the entrance to its flagship 5th Avenue boutique in Manhattan. The new Atlas Cocktail in black presents these iconic numerals in a stylish, contemporary interpretation, adding radiance to luxury. Indicating hours XII, III, VI and IX, the numerals are set within circular tracks atop the anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Studded with full cut diamonds, the Roman numerals and concentric tracks form a dazzling chapter ring.

Beneath the diamond-encrusted surface lies a glowing, black lacquered dial adorned with slim, polished, faceted triangle hands and the Tiffany & Co. logo, just below XII o’clock. In keeping with the high-jewellery character of this watch, the crown and the clasp on the 18-carat white gold buckle present top-class diamonds as well. A black satin strap lends further distinction to this assured, superbly styled timepiece.

The Atlas Cocktail in black is presented in a beautifully polished 18-carat white gold case. Full cut diamonds on the chapter ring, crown and clasp number 197 in all for the 36 mm model. The Atlas Cocktail in black is available in three sizes, with 26 mm, 30 mm and 36 mm diametre cases.

The Atlas Cocktail is also available in red gold with a white lacquered dial and white satin strap, in 26 mm, 30 mm and 36 mm sizes. This watch is also available in red, white or yellow gold with a white mother-of-pearl dial and a white satin strap, in 26 mm, 30 mm and 36 mm sizes.

Tiffany & Co. Atlas Dome Gold

Tiffany Watch Co. Ltd enlarges its Atlas Dome line with the launch of an opulent gold timepiece crafted in a choice of 18-carat red or yellow gold. Quintessential Tiffany & Co., the classic gentlemen’s Atlas Dome Gold takes its design cues from the Atlas Clock placed above the entrance to Tiffany’s flagship property on Fifth Avenue.

The prominent Roman numerals of the Atlas Dome are paramount to the personality of this watch. Reminiscent of those featured on the Atlas Clock, the numerals take center stage allowing for a highly visible view of the passing hours.

Created in rich 18-carat red or yellow gold – a metal that lends this watch its characteristic warmth and splendor- the lustrously polished case is available in 37.5 mm and 29 mm and carries the hallmark Tiffany & Co. logo on the crown, dial and buckle.

Set on an iridescent silver-colored dial, the 3-dimensional gold Roman numerals sit in high relief on the raised rim that encircles the dial. The effect of elevating the hour markers allows the numerals to be the true protagonists of the watch in keeping with the DNA of the Atlas family.

The date window –conveniently placed at VI o’clock- and the diamond polished 18-carat red or yellow gold hour, minute and second hands never come into contact with the hour markers on the rim providing a clear, unobstructed view of the time.

The case back on the automatic models is transparent allowing for a view of the impeccable Swiss automatic movement complete with a Tiffany decoration of the rotor.

Both the Atlas Dome red and yellow gold models are presented on a handsome brown alligator strap with a polished gold buckle to match. Water-resistant to 50 meters, the Atlas Dome is a triumph of legibility, design and elegance.

In order to cater to as wide a variety of tastes as possible, the Atlas Dome models also come with a black dial and a black alligator strap. The smaller sized models are also available with a quartz movement.

Tiffany & Co. 5th Avenue

The Fifth Avenue location of Tiffany & Co. is an iconic New York landmark forming the heart of Manhattan’s premier shopping district and providing the backdrop for countless series and films. Inspired by the prestigious address and architectural features of Tiffany’s flagship boutique, Tiffany Watch Co. Ltd presents the 5th Avenue timepieces in 36 mm and 46 mm.

Crafted in polished 18-carat white gold, the streamlined rectangular case of both the 36 mm and 46 mm watches is reminiscent of the main door leading into Tiffany & Co.’s magical world. The dial of the 36 mm model, much like the gleaming display cabinets of precious gems at Tiffany’s, features the conspicuous diamond encrusted numeral 5 and the letters AV that spell out the renowned address. In contrast, the dial of the eye-catching 46 mm reverses the display and features a sapphire studded dial (2.67 carats) with white lacquered numerals and letters.

Available with either a black or a silver background, the numeral and letters of the  36 mm sparkle with 145 Top Wesselton diamonds worth 0.26 carats on the dial and are protected with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. In order to respect the sleek, architectural silhouette of the case, an hour and minute corrector is located on the back of the case that can be adjusted with a special tool provided with the watch.

The new models of 5th Avenue are presented on a galuchat strap. The unusual texture of the galuchat strap, with its granular surface, adds an exotic touch to the contemporary, bold character of this watch. Like the case, the buckle is crafted in 18-carat white gold and fully set with 20 diamonds (0.58 carats) for the 36 mm and 20 blue sapphires (1.20 carats) for the 46 mm. The 5th Avenue is powered by a Swiss quartz movement.

Tiffany & Co. Gemea

The Tiffany Gemea is a horological jewel with a curvaceous silhouette and a shower of diamonds that would undoubtedly have caught Audrey Hepburn’s eye in the opening scene of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

The distinctive barrel-shaped case is crafted in 18-carat white gold and embellished with top Wesselton diamonds. The stones have been cut and set in ascending and descending size along the edge of the case to create an intriguing effect of movement.

Three different models of the dainty 22 mm timepiece are available with a choice of a single row of diamonds, a double row of diamonds or the impressive fully pavé version stealing the limelight with 610 diamonds (3.12 carats) covering every available contour of the watch – including the crown and buckle.

Designers at Tiffany Watch Co. Ltd have created a highly original case for Tiffany Gemea. Closer inspection reveals that two separate cases have been mounted on top of one another in opposite directions, almost as though two bodies were meeting in a stylized embrace. The two levels fuse together as one streamlined unit conferring greater depth and creating the smooth, sensual lines that characterize the Tiffany Gemea collection. An advantage wearers will appreciate of Tiffany Gemea’s shapely body is how the gently curving case follows the natural contour of the wrist to perfection.

The beautifully black lacquered dial features oversized and elongated silver Roman numerals at XII, III, VI and IX and a series of radial hour markers that emanate from the interior rectangle bearing the Tiffany & Co. logo. In the case of the spectacular fully pavé model with its diamond set dial, black triangle hands are the only indicators of the passing hours. The triangle style hands of all three models are diamond polished and the dial is protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides.

The 22 mm white gold models of Tiffany Gemea are presented on a sophisticated black satin strap and feature a glamorous white gold buckle set with diamonds or fully paved with diamonds and engraved with the Tiffany & Co. logo. Powered by a Swiss quartz movement, Tiffany Gemea is water-resistant to 30 meters.

All three models of the white gold Tiffany Gemea are available in a smaller 18 mm format. The 22 mm models will also be presented in a stainless steel version with a choice of dials and straps.

Tiffany & Co. Atlas Gent Square Chronograph

Tiffany Watch Co. Ltd marks its second year of consolidated success with the launch of the Atlas Gent Square Chronograph. The Atlas Gent Square, with its robust 40 mm stainless steel case and sporty design features, exudes an unmistakable masculine appeal and joins the original Atlas Gent Chronograph family adapting its original morphology from round to square.

Hallmark features of the Atlas Gent family that identify the DNA of the newcomer include the Roman numerals on the hour track, the six matt incisions on the bezel that contrast to the polished case, the richly textured “Clous de Paris” detailing and the conspicuous lugs that unite the case and strap.

Endowing the watch with a contemporary spirit, the rectangular pushers placed at II and IV o’clock, the crown and the internal perimeter of the deep square case have been embellished with black “Clous de Paris” patterned rubber.

The dial, available in either a black or silver tone for the 40 mm model, features a central square decorated with “Clous de Paris” patterns and three contrasting sub dials with a 30 minute recorder placed at III o’clock, a 12-hour counter at VI o’clock and small seconds at IX o’clock.

Fitted with a Frédéric Piguet self-winding calibre 1285, this column wheel chronograph is widely recognized as the finest movement available ensuring the technological integrity and smooth working of both the chronograph and timekeeping functions. The transparent case back of the automatic Atlas Gent Square allows a view of the luxury finishes of the movement and the Tiffany decoration on the rotor. With a power reserve of 52 hours, the Atlas Gent Square is water-resistant to 100 meters.

The 40 mm stainless steel model comes with a handsome black alligator strap that is securely fastened to the wrist with a foldover clasp. In case there were any doubts concerning the origins of this rugged high-performance chronograph, the clasp has been engraved with the Tiffany & Co. logo that is also featured on the dial and molded on the rubber insert on the crown. For the ultimate sporty look, the Atlas Square Gent can be accessorized with a two-tone stainless steel/black rubber bracelet.

All models are also available without the chronograph function.

Movement Frédéric Piguet 1285

The Frédéric Piguet’s prestigious automatic calibre FP 1285 is an engineering breakthrough that uses a column-wheel system and an innovative vertical clutch to counteract the unique challenges posed by chronographs.

The very nature of a chronograph’s dual timekeeping and stopwatch functions exposes the movement to great duress. Even among high-end chronographs, the extreme pressure can make the gears catch causing the seconds hand to jump upon activation of the chronograph. In addition, the act of operating a chronograph steals power from the mechanism that could in turn compromise the essential timekeeping functions of the watch.

In order to address these traditional problems, Piguet developed calibre 1285 that combines a column-wheel mechanism with vertical coupling. Arguably the finest movement manufacture in Switzerland, Piguet is one of the few watchmakers to have mastered the technique required to produce the highly sophisticated column-wheel chronograph.

The column-wheel system that commands the chronograph functions in Piguet’s calibre 1285 ensures a smooth start to the sweep of the seconds hand and provides precision stop and reset functions. In addition, the column-wheel provides a delicate yet precise amount of pressure to the push buttons.

Piguet’s calibre 1285 incorporates innovative vertical coupling that ensures the energy is distributed smoothly and evenly throughout the movement allowing for unlimited use of the chronograph without any collateral effects on timekeeping.

Tiffany & Co. Atlas Dome Bicolor

Tiffany Watch Co. Ltd enlarges its Atlas Dome line with the launch of the luxurious two-tone gold and stainless steel timepiece. Quintessential Tiffany & Co., the classic gentlemen’s Atlas Dome Bicolor takes its design cues from the Atlas Clock placed above the entrance to the Tiffany’s flagship property on Fifth Avenue.

The prominent Roman numerals of the Atlas Dome are paramount to the personality of this watch. Reminiscent of those featured on the Atlas Clock, the numerals take center stage allowing for a highly visible view of the passing hours.

The resilient polished 37.5 mm or the smaller 29 mm stainless steel case of the Atlas Dome is offset by a circular 18-carat yellow or red gold bezel. Proud of its distinctive lineage, the Tiffany & Co. logo is featured on the gold crown, on the dial and on the clasp.

Set on a silver dial, the 3-dimensional Roman numerals are polished and sit in high relief on the raised rim that encircles the dial. The effect of elevating the hour markers allows the numerals to be the true protagonists of the watch in keeping with the DNA of the Atlas family.

The date window –conveniently placed at VI o’clock- and the diamond polished 18-carat gold hour, minute and second hands never obstruct the hour markers on the rim providing a clear view of the time.

Protected by a sapphire crystal, the case back is transparent allowing for a view of the impeccable Swiss automatic movement complete with a Tiffany decoration of the rotor.

The two-tone bracelet is fully integrated with the case. Water-resistant to 50 meters, the Atlas Dome is a triumph of legibility, design and elegance.

The Atlas Dome Bicolor is fitted with an automatic movement in both sizes and is also available with a quartz movement for the smaller size.

TIFFANY & CO. WATCHES

Tiffany’s heritage as a premier watchmaker can be traced through a timeline of brilliant innovations that extends from the jeweler’s founding in 1837 to the present, with the streamlined Tiffany Grand™ watch collection introduced in 2005, the boldly styled Tiffany Mark® T-57 in 2004, and the classic Tiffany Mark® in 2002.

The signature details of the Tiffany Mark® collection – fine-layered case construction, sculptured hands, elongated Roman numerals, and hand-assembled Swiss movements – are inspired by the sleek gold pocket watches produced at Tiffany’s Geneva watchmaking facility, established in the 1870s.

These elegant gold watches that, along with Tiffany jewels and sterling silver masterpieces shaped the American design aesthetic, were preceded by another important introduction. In 1851, founder Charles Lewis Tiffany and Messrs. Patek and Philippe signed an agreement making Tiffany & Co. the first retailer in America to carry Patek Philippe watches.

Later, Patek Philippe became private maker of Tiffany watches. In 2001, the partnership commemorated its 150th anniversary with the T150 Limited Edition Timepiece. Created by Patek Philippe, the eighteen-karat gold watch features the patented Annual Calendar movement and graphic “T” at 12 o’clock. The Geneva store and workshop the two companies shared in the 1860s is engraved on the watchcase back.

As Tiffany design continued to evolve, so did the company’s advances in movement accuracy and the number of patents Tiffany was awarded for technological achievement in horology. One such achievement was the Tiffany Timer. Introduced in 1866, this early stopwatch was used extensively for engineering and scientific purposes, as well as sporting events.

Tiffany jewelers also furthered fine watchmaking with gold and jewel-encrusted designs. At the 1876 Philadelphia World’s Fair, Tiffany was honored for its jeweled watches. A centerpiece of Tiffany’s gold medal exhibit at the 1889 Paris World’s Fair was the American Wild Rose Lapel Watch, a diamond and enamel creation by chief designer Paulding Farnham (1859-1927). Tiffany also received medals for watchcases and astronomical clocks at the 1893 Chicago fair.

In 1881, Frederick Law Olmstead, designer of New York’s Central Park, commissioned Tiffany to make a carillon for the United States Capitol. Tiffany also created clocks for the residences of Henry James, Louis Sherry, George Westinghouse, the Vanderbilts, and organizations such as the Union League and the New York Supreme Court.

In the 1880s, Tiffany designed extraordinary case clocks, including wood cases richly carved with Near Eastern and Indian motifs. The cases housed intricate clocks with a variety of dials that displayed the day and date, seasons, signs of the zodiac, and phases of the moon. Enchanting Westminster chimes struck on the quarter hour. These remarkable clocks may be seen today in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Tiffany & Co. Archives.

Tiffany’s colorful jewels introduced new vitality into twentieth century fashion. At the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the company exhibited an astonishing array of “Cocktail Style” jewelry, including watches favored by the nightclub set at El Morocco and the Stork Club. The Trapezoid wristwatch (c. 1941) captures the glamour of this extravagant motif, with ‘snake’ chain, tinted gold, geometric styling, and ruby highlights.

One of the great symbols of Tiffany & Co. is the Atlas clock, featuring a nine-foot figure of Atlas shouldering a round clock approximately four feet in diameter. Founder Charles Lewis Tiffany first placed the carved wood and bronze clock above his store at 550 Broadway. Today the clock graces the company’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue. In 1983, the Tiffany Atlas® collection of timepieces was introduced in celebration of the clock’s history. The patented design features raised Roman numerals and matte and diamond-polished surfaces that generate a sensuous play of light.

Like the legendary Atlas clock relied on for accuracy by generations of New Yorkers, Tiffany has embodied the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship for over eight generations. This commitment to excellence has kept the company not only right on time, but right in style, too

Tiffany & Co. History

The 1830s in New York City were a time of dynamic growth, extravagant tastes and golden opportunity for anyone with a little capital and an abundance of imagination. In 1837, New York became the proving ground for twenty-five-year-old Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young, who opened a “stationery and fancy goods” store with a $1,000 advance from Tiffany’s father.

On their way to the new emporium at 259 Broadway, fashionable ladies in silks, satins, and beribboned bonnets faced a gauntlet of narrow streets teeming with horses and carriages and the hurly-burly of city life. At Tiffany & Co. they discovered a newly emerging “American style” that departed from the European design aesthetic, which was rooted in religious and ceremonial patterns and the Victorian era’s mannered opulence.

The young entrepreneurs were inspired by the natural world, which they interpreted in exquisite patterns of simplicity, harmony and clarity. These became the hallmarks of Tiffany design, first in silver hollowware and flatware, and later in jewelry. Tiffany first achieved international recognition at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1867.

The company was awarded the grand prize for silver craftsmanship, the first time that an American design house had been so honored by a foreign jury. Tiffany was the first American company to employ the 925/1000 standard of silver purity. Largely through the efforts of Charles Lewis Tiffany, this ratio was adopted by the United States Congress as the American sterling silver standard.

The silver studio of Tiffany & Co. was the first American school of design and, as one observer remarked, “a teacher of art progress.” Apprentices were encouraged to observe and sketch nature, and to explore the vast collections of sketches and artwork assembled by Edward C. Moore, the head of the studio.

By 1870 Tiffany & Co. had become America’s premier purveyor of jewels and timepieces as well as luxury table, personal, and household accessories. At the turn of the 20th century the company had more than one thousand employees and branches in London, Paris, and Geneva.

In 1878 Tiffany acquired one of the world’s largest and finest fancy yellow diamonds from the Kimberley diamond mines in South Africa. Under the guidance of Tiffany’s eminent gemologist, Dr. George Frederick Kunz, the diamond was cut from 287.42 carats to 128.54 carats with 82 facets (most brilliant-cut diamonds have only 58), which gave the stone its legendary fire and brilliance.

Designated the Tiffany Diamond, the stone became an exemplar of Tiffany craftsmanship. In 1886 Tiffany introduced the engagement ring as we know it today—the Tiffany® Setting— an innovation that lifts the diamond above the band with six platinum prongs, allowing a more complete return of light from the stone and maximizing its brilliance. Today the Tiffany Setting continues as one of the most popular engagement ring styles and shining symbol of the jeweler’s diamond authority. During New York’s Gilded Age, Tiffany was prospering as never before.

At the same time, the world had embarked on the Age of Expositions, the era of show-stopping extravaganzas that took place in the last decades of the 19th century and into the 20th in Paris, Chicago, Buffalo and St. Louis. At every venue, Tiffany won the highest honors and recognition as the undisputed leader in the world of jewels. The company’s exhibit at the 1889 Paris fair was heralded as “the most extraordinary collection of jewels ever produced by an American jewelry house.”

Tiffany produced an equally praiseworthy collection for the 1900 Paris fair, along with magnificent silver pieces based on Native American pottery and basket designs. The unprecedented commendation and number of awards bestowed on the jeweler led to Tiffany’s appointment as Imperial Jeweler and Royal Jeweler to the crowned heads of Europe, as well as the Ottoman Emperor and the Czar and Czarina of Russia.

With the death of Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1902, Louis Comfort Tiffany, the founder’s son, became Tiffany’s first Director of Design. An entire floor of Tiffany & Co. was devoted to merchandise crafted in the Tiffany Studios, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s atelier. His position as America’s leading designer was well established by 1882, when President Chester Arthur invited him to redecorate the White House.

By 1900 the younger Tiffany was a world leader in the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. The famed artist created a remarkable range of designs, from technically brilliant leaded glass to colorful Tiffany favrile glass, and enameled and painterly jewels based on American plants and flowers.

Throughout the jeweler’s history, the most prominent members of American society were frequent Tiffany customers. Vanderbilts, Astors, Whitneys and Havemeyers, as well as J.P. Morgan, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Paul Mellon, commissioned Tiffany to produce gold and silver services. Admirers of Lillian Russell ordered a sterling silver bicycle. President Lincoln purchased a seed pearl necklace for his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. And a young Franklin Roosevelt purchased a Tiffany engagement ring in 1904.

As the twentieth century progressed, Tiffany designs captured the spirit of the times, from the extravagance of the 1920s to the modernism of the 1930s and the aerodynamic age of the 1940s and 1950s. Tiffany china set the stage for White House dinners and Tiffany jewels accented the elegant clothes of the world’s most glamorous women, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Babe Paley and Diana Vreeland.

Very often world-renowned jeweler Jean Schlumberger created their jewelry. Hired in 1956 by then Tiffany chairman Walter Hoving, Schlumberger’s lavish, nature-inspired jewels remain the pride of Tiffany & Co.

Throughout Tiffany’s history, the United States and foreign governments have called upon the company to create special commissions. Among them are the Congressional Medal of Honor, the United States’ highest military award; and the 1885 redesign of the Great Seal of the United States, which can be seen on official government documents as well as on the one-dollar bill.

Business and professional organizations have also called on Tiffany design expertise through Tiffany Business Sales. The most famous of these commissions is the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the National Football League Super Bowl Championship. Tiffany has had the distinction of creating this original and well-known design since the first Super Bowl in 1967.The legendary style of Tiffany design is perhaps best represented by the annual Blue Book Collection, featuring Tiffany’s and the world’s most spectacular and glamorous jewels.

Initially published in 1845, the Tiffany Blue Book was the first such catalogue to be distributed in the U.S. Today’s version showcases the elite of diamonds and colored gemstones in custom-designed settings, crafted with time-honored jewelry techniques and inspired by jewels in the Tiffany & Co. Archives.

Over the past two centuries, Tiffany has built an international reputation as a premier jeweler and the ultimate source of gifts for life’s most cherished occasions. Whether it’s a milestone in the life of a company or a family, or an individual’s crowning achievement, Tiffany gifts wrapped in the signature Tiffany Blue Box® symbolize the rich heritage and unparalleled reputation Tiffany & Co. has enjoyed as one of America’s great institutions.

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