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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A rare gem: Tiffany & Co LE Patek Philippe Men's Annual Calendar

Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co share a rich160 year history. The Patek Philippe Boutique located in the Tiffany & Co. flagship New York store is now celebrating its fifth anniversary with the introduction of a men’s and a ladies’ wristwatch jointly developed by Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co.

The timepieces are double-signed Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. and will be sold in a limited edition exclusively through Tiffany’s Patek Philippe Boutique and other authorised Tiffany & Co. locations throughout the States.

Ladies Gondolo Ref. 4987G

The Ladies Gondolo timepiece (Ref. 4987G) is inspired by the Art Deco period and features a curved, tonneau-shaped case in 18K white gold accented with 164 round brilliant-cut diamonds (0.63 ct). Two dial options marked with Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. signatures are offered: a mat blue sunburst dial with white painted Roman numerals featured on a dark blue satin strap or a white mother-of-pearl dial with powdered gold Roman numerals featured on a vanilla satin strap. The limited edition comprises 50 pieces of the ladies’ model, 25 of each dial version.

Men's Annual Calendar Ref. 5396G

The new Men’s Annual Calendar watch (Ref. 5396G) was created especially for the boutique’s anniversary. This elegant timepiece in 18K white gold features day, date, and month in apertures, moon phases and 24-hour indication on a black dial and a mat black alligator strap. The black dial is double-signed by Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. The sapphire-crystal case back reveals the caliber 324 S QA LU 24H and features an exclusive engraving “Patek Philippe – A Shared Vision – 2008-2013 – Tiffany & Co”. The limited edition comprises 100 pieces of the men’s model.

Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue

Opened in 2008, the 280 square metre boutique was Patek Philippe’s first boutique in the U.S. Located on the mezzanine of Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue flagship store, the New York boutique showcases current collections, as well as timepieces on loan from the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva that embody the tradition and innovation for which the famous watchmaker is renowned.

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The gentleman’s choice: GRAHAM Silverstone Vintage 30

 GRAHAM’s retro Silverstone Vintage 30 harks back to the very earliest days of motor racing, when it was purely a rich gentleman’s sport. No trophies, no awards, no podium. It was a time when the pleasure to drive was stronger than any competition. The only focus was the track, the car and the sense of a job well done.

In those far off days the main criterion to be able to participate was to have a vehicle with at least three wheels! Cars and mechanics were at the centre, no matter the number of wheels.

The watch is powered by an automatic bi-compax chronograph. The watch is streamlined and aesthetically refined to achieve genuine aerodynamics and technology.

As carefully as the cars were built, the Silverstone Vintage 30 watch has been created according to the codes of vintage racing and with respect for each part. The “Clous de Paris” decorated bezel, the thin shaped hands and the beige, brown and off-white colours have been elaborately added to the watch.
The GRAHAM Silverstone Vintage 30 itself is in a non-competition race which rewards watch making savoir-faire and spectators.


47 mm steel case, calibre G1734, automatic chronograph, Date at 7 o’clock, 27 jewels, 28’800

A/h (4Hz), Incabloc shock absorber, 48 hours power reserve, black or off-white dial, Steel bezel with “Clous de Paris” high grip pattern, domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both faces, see-through sapphire crystal case back,integrated light brown leather strap.

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