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7. December 2021

Tiffany Blue & Nautilus

To celebrate the 170th anniversary of the partnership between Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co., a limited edition of 170 Nautilus wristwatches reference 5711/1A-018 in steel has been created. They are sold exclusively through Tiffany boutiques in New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco.

The dials bear the famous “Tiffany Blue” and the double signature “Tiffany & Co.” at 6 o’clock and “Patek Philippe” at 12 o’clock. Launched in 2006, the Nautilus reference 5711/1A has become an icon of sporty elegance and will be retired from the Patek Philippe collection in 2022.

The legibility of the dial with the horizontal relief embossing typical of the Nautilus is enhanced by applied baton hour markers and baton-shaped hour and minute hands – all in blackened white gold and with a luminescent coating. The unmistakable design of the case, bezel and integrated steel bracelet is emphasized by the sophisticated alternation of satin and polished finishes, which alone require 55 work steps. The automatic caliber 26-330 S C ticks inside the case, which is water-resistant until 120 meters. The movement impresses with various technical innovations and has a stop-seconds function that allows the time to be set to the exact second. The sapphire crystal case back bears the dedication “170th Anniversary 1851-2021 Tiffany & Co. – Patek Philippe”. A worthy tribute to 170 years of shared vision – and to the historic connection between Patek Philippe and the United States.

The 170 pieces of this special limited edition will be available exclusively at Tiffany boutiques in New York, Beverly Hills and San Francisco. Tiffany & Co. will auction one of the watches on December 11 through the Phillips, Bacs & Russo auction house and donate all proceeds to The Nature Conservancy.

A shared success story

Founded two years apart (Tiffany & Co. in 1837, Patek Philippe in 1839), the American jewelry house and the Geneva watch manufacturer have always shared the same values. Striving for perfection. Passion for craftsmanship. Appreciation and service for customers at the highest level.

In 1851, Patek Philippe signed an agreement with Tiffany & Co. that made the American jeweler the first official dealer of the manufacture’s watches on the US market. On his first business trip to America in 1854, Antoine Norbert de Patek reaffirmed the trusting relationship and paid a visit to Charles Lewis Tiffany in New York. On his departure, he was deeply impressed by the volume of business at the jewelry house and the large order of 150 watches.

In 1876, the two companies reached a new agreement. Tiffany & Co. became the general agent for the entire USA and represented “the interests of Patek Philippe & Cie. as if they were its own interests”. In return, the Geneva-based company undertook to represent the interests of the American jeweler in Switzerland. The façade of the historic Patek Philippe headquarters on the Grand Quai in Geneva bore the inscription “Agents for Tiffany & Co., New York”. In the Patek Philippe Salons in Geneva, there is further proof of this good relationship to this day: a large steel safe formerly owned by Tiffany & Co. and adorned with an American eagle wielding two cars.

In the years from 1900 to 1930, Tiffany & Co. also played an important role in Patek Philippe’s relationship with important American watch collectors such as Henry Graves Junior, for whom the manufacture produced numerous complicated watches. In 1946, the Henri Stern Watch Agency was founded in New York by the grandfather of the current President of the Manufacture, Thierry Stern. It maintains the successful partnership to this day.

In 2008, Patek Philippe strengthens its close relationship with Tiffany & Co. and opens a boutique within the famous Tiffany & Co. store on Fifth Avenue. The entire current collection of the manufacture can be admired here.

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Stefan Oberleitner



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