Tiffany & Co.
1976 Tiffany & Co. 14K YG Dress Watch "CBS Appreciation Award"
When we think of vintage Tiffany & Co. watches, the first examples that come to mind are the big-name brands with co-signed dials of the classic jeweler that have become famously sought-after for their rarity and charm. However, Tiffany & Co. made some beautiful creations within their own independent offerings as well. Mostly consisting of timepieces constructed with precious metals that emulated other classic dress models, such as the Calatrava, but done so with an aesthetic that maintains the Tiffany & Co. identity in each piece.
The Tiffany & Co. 14K yellow gold dress watch presented here was gifted to Charles Schebel from CBS in 1976, as elucidated by the case back engraving. Charles was a US Air Force Veteran who went on to have a long and successful career at CBS, where he rose the ranks to become a TV executive. During his tenure with CBS, he contributed to major shows including Magnum P.I. and M.A.S.H. among many other hit shows, and later retired in 1988.
We’ve encountered several other CBS “In Appreciation” watches recently, all of which are Tiffany & Co. dress models in 14K yellow gold. This example, however, appears to have been cherished and seldom worn as the condition is near perfect.
|Tiffany & Co.
|14K Yellow Gold
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The 14K yellow gold case is in exceptional condition, showing no obvious signs of previous polishing and minimal signs of previous use. The case back engravings are hand-done, deep, and extremely crisp, showing no elements of alteration through past polishing. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The understated dial is simple, yet sophisticated with a "less is more" aesthetic and is in perfect condition, showing no age or damage whatsoever. The gold markers and "Tiffany & Co." are striking against the white dial, giving the watch a contrast that is anything but boring. The original yellow gold hands are in perfect condition.
None. The watch is keeping time, but the service history is unknown. A movement service can be provided upon request.