New York, Park Avenue
15 April 1999
TIFFANY AND TOUCHON. A LOT OF TWO 18K GOLD OPENFACE KEYLESS LEVER WATCHES
the first signed tiffany & co, new york, circa 1885, the second touchon & co, circa 1910
Both with nickel-finished jewelled lever movements, bi-metallic balances, the first a split chronograph watch with white enamel dial with roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, blued steel moon-style hands, the plain case with chronograph buttons in the band and crown, monogrammed hinged back, the second with gilt dial with arabic numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, subsidiary seconds, the first together with a Tiffany & Co. presentation box, both case and movement signed, the first dial signed.
52mm and 47mm diam.
Tiffany & Co.
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