Most every time a Tiffany & Co. Streamerica watch becomes available, I tend to mention it due to the fact that I personally want the watch. These are pretty great and beautiful watches that Tiffany & Co. sold in the mid 1990’s designed by Jorg Hysek. You can read about my extensive Tiffany & Co. Streamerica praise here.
So this Streamerica watch is a bit different, and represents one of the much more limited models that was sold. Unlike the standard three-hand model, this watch is a world timer. In addition to the normal time, there are two special windows. One with 24 city names (one for each time zone), and a 24 hour disc window. Hit the pusher above the sculpted crown, and the city name changes along with the 24 hour disc, moving one timezone. Minutes are always represented by the minutes hand on the main dial of the watch. Basically you have a wonderfully easy to use world timer in GMT with the benefit of the second timezone. These particular models likely contained automatic ETA 2893 movements with a special world timer module.
There are only a few thousand Tiffany & Co. Streamerica watches in circulation, and this one is in exception condition. I love the white glove treatment in the pictures. You can clearly see how beautifully crafted the case is in the images. Actually the watch is not too large, but almost midsized by today’s standards. The case is just shy of 40mm wide, and less than 14mm thick. In addition to looking stellar, the case and bracelet are designed with comfort in mind. Having no sharp edges, but still looking crisp, the watch is comfortable to wear, but not cheap looking by any means. Sharp angles tend to be a sign of quality craftsmanship, but also can be uncomfortable if they dip into your skin. I’ve worn a Tiffany & Co. Streamerica and can attest to its ability to satisfy all wrist requirements.
The starting price for this Tiffany & Co. Streamerica world timer is on the higher side, but expected given the rarity and condition of the watch. This timepiece has entered the collectors realm, and is beyond just a nice watch to wear. So those of you interested may have to compete with such interests. Opening bid is $3,400, but the watch retailed for well over $4,000 over 10 years ago. Its not a matter of how much you can pay for one, it is a matter of whether you can get one at all.
Tiffany & Co. also used to sell some Rolex watches. See some pre-owned Rolex watches.
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