Simply Abu Dhabi XX

1 1 3 S I M P LY A B U DH A B I T his year warmly welcomes a new collection of watches from a true luxury leviathan – a brand name utterly synonymous with refinery, sophistication and impeccable quality: Tiffany & Co. The new CT60 Collection is named after the founder of this celebrated American company, Charles Lewis Tiffany, and the 60 refers to that infamous phrase, the ‘New York minute’ which Tiffany once said and instantly the quip became part of the Western lexicon to refer to the frenetic – the fast-paced pulsing of time that is so evocative of New York City. Tiffany & Co. has a rich heritage in the world of fine watchmaking which dates back to 1837 when the founder opened his first store on Lower Broadway. Just ten short years later in 1847, Tiffany began selling his own branded watches – four years before Patek Philippe, a brand for which Tiffany & Co. is well known as a retailer. Being a man of vision and a born entrepreneur, Tiffany crowned the entrance of his flagship store in the early 1850s with a statue of Atlas holding a clock. This was a time when public clocks for everyone’s use were not very common and Tiffany’s clock became a useful landmark in the city. By 1874 the reputation of Tiffany & Co. watches had risen dramatically and Tiffany opened a massive four-story facility on the Place Cornavin in Geneva, Switzerland. Less than a decade after that grand opening New York City adopted standard time, and so in 1883 Tiffany began a weekly regulation of the over 400 clocks in New York for his customers. Charles Lewis Tiffany was by then a premier jeweller and revered watchmaker. His legacy continues with the arrival of the Tiffany CT60 Collection. The design of the watches is based on a Tiffany & Co. gold watch which was presented to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945 for his birthday, and as such the pieces have a wonderful vintage, classical feel. The Tiffany & Co. CT60 Annual Calendar is a crisp and elegant model in the range and was nominated this year in the lauded Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève competition. As an annual calendar the wearer doesn’t have to reset the date by hand in any month with less than 31 days, including in February and even in leap years. The annual calendar function automatically changes the date to the first at the end of any month with either 30 or 31 days, so the wearer only has to manually reset the calendar once a year, at the end of February. It is a self-winding, double-complication mechanical movement made to the most exacting Swiss watchmaking standards, and as a watch of this level should be expected to have, it features Côtes de Genève, Colimaçon and Perlage finishing. The 40mm 18-carat rose gold case is tactile and gently glows – it’s a perfect size for a smart dress shirt and suit. The understated yet suave dial includes a white soleil finish with gold poudré numerals. It’s masculine without being brash. Created in a limited- edition series of 60, with each timepiece individually numbered, this is a masterful continuation worthy of the Tiffany & Co. heritage. Ti f f any & Co . – CT60 Annua l Ca l enda r