Tiffany & Co. Watches gracing the Blue Book
Tiffany’s legendary Blue Book welcomes nine watches whose opulence places them on a par with one-of-kind jewellery creations.
The Blue Book is an authentic institution at Tiffany’s. Born in 1854 in the United States as a mail order catalogue, it has over the years become an annual anthology of the most extraordinary jewellery created by the master artisans of the New York Maison, impatiently awaited by brand aficionados, fashion icons, rich clients and jewellery experts. The Blue Book offers one of the most comprehensive and splendid ranges of one-of-kind High Jewellery models, and its annual publication is marked by a must-see event in which the creations are worn and set off to perfection by the world’s most beautiful women. This year’s edition of the new “Blue Book, the Art of Transformation” collection, inspired by the exploration of nature and the oceans, was celebrated in due style last April by a gala held at the historical Cunard Building in New York. Actresses Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts, Diane Kruger and Jessica Biel literally dazzled guests, including by the stunning jewellery they were wearing on this glittering event.
The “Blue Book, The Art of Transformation” also welcomes a selection of jewellery watches specially created for the occasion. Nine gold pieces – adorned with diamonds, sapphires of various colours and mother-of-pearl – have earned a well-deserved place among the jewellery gracing Tiffany’s 2016 Blue Book.
The Art Deco line is present via four white gold two-hand ladies’ models inspired by the Cocktail model. Each of these versions is distinguished by a setting of baguette-cut diamonds or blue, green or pink sapphires, along with round-cut diamonds set in the angles of the case. The light mother-of-pearl dial is punctuated by slender elongated hour-markers, to which two curved leaf-shaped hands lend an exquisitely feminine touch. The dainty rectangular case is fitted with a white gold bracelet on which the shape and size of the tiny links match the baguette-cut stones, and which features the ‘comma’ of round-cut diamonds appearing on the Cocktail models.
The pair of His & Hers CT60 watches celebrate the first anniversary of the April 2015 launch of this collection signalling Tiffany’s grand return to watchmaking, graced with an abundance of diamonds and sapphires as well as the predominant blue colour reflecting the ocean theme of the 2016 Blue Book. The three-hand ladies’ model, with its 34 mm case and white gold bracelet, frames a dial set with 721 round-cut diamonds whose radiance extends onto the bracelet via three stripes composed of more than a thousand diamonds. The blue Arabic numerals are echoed by the vivacious baguette-cut sapphires set on the bezel. The 40 mm-diameter CT60 annual calendar model is driven by a Swiss Made self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve. The circular-grained and Côtes de Genève finish endow this timepiece with an aura of sophistication accentuated by the baguette-cut sapphires on the bezel.
Three luxurious two-hand Tiffany Cocktail interpretations round off the jewellery-watch presence in the 2016 Blue Book. Yellow diamonds and sapphires enliven two models featuring a cascading dynamic in which the colour appears to flow downwards from the top of the watch: from bracelet to bezel and through to the dial centre, gently fading as it goes. The third model reveals the unique sparkle of diamonds, with the slender oval case highlighted by the gem-set drop-shaped bracelet links.