Vintage Tiffany & Co Brazilian agate desk clock, circa 1930. This vintage stone desk clock has a modern Brazilian agate frame and original gilt dial with a Swiss 15 jewel eight day movement.
These vintage desk clocks are made entirely by hand. In some cases, fifteen different craftsmen are involved in the finished clock. The Brazilian agates are individually selected to harmonize with the vintage clock they are matched with.
The clock movements and cases are also individually chosen based on the maker shown on the dial and the Swiss factory that made the clock’s movement. Many of these movements were originally fitted into leather folding travel cases. Some that wound in the back were small desk clocks.
Each clock is restored by our team of master watchmakers using only factory original Swiss parts. They are designed to run for eight days but should be wound on the seventh day. It is important to accept that these are entirely mechanical clocks, and as such they cannot and will not keep time like a modern quartz desk clock. The agate stones are beveled and polished by a master gem cutter.
These vintage stone desk clocks are designed to fit into any sophisticated environment and made well enough to last a lifetime.
About Tiffany & Co.
Charles Lewis Tiffany & John F. Young opened Tiffany & Young in 1837, 180 years ago, in New York. The store’s success grew and in 1845 they ceased creating costume jewelry and began to focus on the art of fine jewelry. Tiffany published its first Blue Book in 1845. This was the first mail order catalog in the U.S. Tiffany began producing silverware in 1847. In 1851, they became the first American company to adhere to a 925/1000 sterling silver standard. Tiffany received their first international recognition at the Paris World’s Fair in 1867 when the company achieved the Grand Prize for silver craftsmanship. It was the first time an American company had won. Tiffany & Co. was America’s top silversmith and purveyor of fine jewels and timepieces by 1870. Tiffany introduced the engagement ring, as we know it today, back in 1887. Charles Tiffany died in 1902. Louis Comfort Tiffany was Charles’ eldest living son. In 1902, he was named Tiffany & Co.’s first official design director. He later founded Tiffany Studios, which was a separate entity from Tiffany & Co.
5″H x 6.5″W