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Tiffany’s New CT60 Watches Rooted in History

By Paul Joseph

Iconic jewellery house Tiffany & Co has created a new watch collection including a timepiece inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The CT60 collection is based on a watch that President Roosevelt received from his son-in-law for his birthday in 1945. In photographs he is seen wearing the piece just a few months before the end of World War II.

The new collection is named after ‘CT’ for Charles Tiffany, the company’s founder, and ‘60’ for the 60 seconds there are in a minute. It includes a variety of timepieces, including the top-of-the-line model CT60 Calendar, which is limited to just 40 pieces and comes in a 40mm, solid 18-karat rose-gold case with long, faceted lugs. Behind the silver dial is a well-finished Dubois Depraz caliber 5933 movement with a central pointer date and pointer month in a subdial at 6 o’clock.

For something more sporty, there is the 42mm CT60 Chronograph, available in steel on strap or bracelet with black, blue or silver dials, and in rose gold on strap with a brown or silver dial. The bracelets feature faceted center links that catch and reflect the light. The chronographs are powered by an automatic La Joux Perret caliber.

For women, there is a CT60 3-Hand in a 34mm size with no date. Stainless steel models on bracelets are available with grey, blue or silver dials while there is an 18-kara rose gold model on strap. In both steel and gold, there is an optional bezel set with round brilliant-cut diamonds.

Prices for the CT60 collection range from around $4,250 for women’s steel models with no diamonds all the way up to $19,000 for the limited edition CT60 Calendar.

Founded in 1837, Tiffany’s has grown to become one of the world’s most famous jewellery brands.

By Paul Joseph