In case you haven't heard, the 186-year-old jewelryretailer Tiffany & Co. unveils 4 new limited-edition watches.
Tiffany & Co.'s Fifth Avenue Flagship Undergoes First Head-to-Toe Overhaul In 83-Year History With LVMH Funding And Exclusive Product Line
The legendary American jeweler yesterday revealed a mammoth restoration of its famed Fifth Avenue flagship, which is the first head-to-toe overhaul in the location's 83-year history.
The funding for the project came from the luxury multinational LVMH, which recently acquired the company and became its new owner.
In honor of the newly remodeled store, which is now known as the Landmark, a number of unique items, including a set of timepieces that are both one-of-a-kind and available in limited quantities, were developed as part of an exclusive product line. These watches can only be purchased at the Landmark.
Also getting a significant facelift is the business's watch range, which will now include a pair of models named Tiffany & Co. Union Square Limited Editions.
The name of these watches is a reference to the early location of the company, which was in the region of Lower Manhattan in the late 1800s.
The Tiffany & Co. emblem is often positioned below the 12 o'clock marker on the dial, however, the new boutique models come with a dial that includes the logo skewed at 10 o'clock instead of the more conventional placement beneath the 12 o'clock marker.
And in a nod to the historic building's location at 727 Fifth Avenue, the 5 o'clock and 6 o'clock markers have been removed from the dial in order to make place for the numeral "727," which runs along the bottom of the dial.
There are two versions available: one that costs $10,000 and has a rose-goldcase, a cream-colored dial, and a brown alligator-leather strap; the other costs $35,000 and is decked out in pavé diamondson the dial and has a rose-gold case, with the option of either a black or Tiffany Blue alligator-leather strap.
The shown model is the simpler of the two. Both are only available in a limited edition of 100 pieces each and come with a color printing of the new store concealed under the sapphire-crystal case backs of their respective watches.
However, without one-of-a-kind, price-upon-request, diamonds-everywhere high-jewelry pieces, this wouldn't be a genuine Tiffany & Co. moment.
These are inspired by a separate landmark in Manhattan known as Washington Square, and despite the fact that the place has no historical significance to the brand, it was able to inspire a design that is fully contemporary.
Tiffany & Co. and The New York Minute
The hexagonal-shaped pavement in the park served as inspiration for the design of the diamondbracelet, which was based on the 12-hour sectors of the park's fountain.
There are just two available in the entire world: one has a dial made of blue sapphire (as seen in the picture), and the other has white diamonds.
In the event that you are unable to purchase one of these commemorative clocks, you can make do with a visit to Tiffany's newly renovated premises, which cover more than 100,000 square feet and include a three-story glass expansion.
Inside this addition, you can find a variety of special gems, including high-jewelry items, home objects, and eyeglasses. In addition, stop by to have a look at the brand-new mounting for the famed 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond, which Beyoncé wore in the past.