Watch collectors' hearts may skip a beat with this piece of good news: powerhouses Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. have jointly released limited edition timepieces for the former's fifth year anniversary at Tiffany, New York. The Patek Philippe store, nestled within Tiffany & Co flagship
Ladies first. The Gondolo timepiece's design takes its cues from Art Deco, a period which Tiffany is also fond of, and features a tonneau-shaped curved case in 18ct white gold, embellished with 163 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total of 0.63ct. Choose between a lovely sunburst dial with hand-painted white Roman numerals on a matching midnight blue satin strap, or a mother-of-pearl dial with powdered gold Roman numerals with a taupe cream satin strap. Just 50 pieces of the Gondolo, with 25 of each dial version, will be released on the market.
Meanwhile, the Men’s Annual Calendar in 18 ct white gold, also created for the boutique’s anniversary, features day, date, and month in apertures, moon phases and 24-hour indication, all on a handsome black dial and a matte black alligator strap. The black dial is double-signed by Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. Turn the watch over to admire the sapphire-crystal case back, engraved with the commemorative words "Patek Philippe – A Shared Vision – 2008-2013 – Tiffany & Co." Hundred pieces of the men’s model will be available.
Both models are now available at Tiffany’s Patek Philippe boutique.