A unique and historic Bird on a Rock

Jul 20, 2023

Tiffany & Co announces it will participate in Only Watch for the first time, auctioning an exclusive Bird on a Rock-inspired mechanical pendant watch to benefit research on muscular dystrophy. The 10th biennial Only Watch auction, taking place on November 5 in Geneva, Switzerland, will host 53 luxury watchmakers from around the world.

Tiffany’s unique pendant watch honors the House’s long-standing horological heritage as it reimagines one of the House’s most emblematic creations: the Bird on a Rock brooch. Created in 2005 by Luc Pettavino and under HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco’s high patronage, the Only Watch auction raises funds for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy by auctioning one-of-a-kind luxury timepieces.

The initiative has since become a highly anticipated biennial event in the horology calendar for watchmakers and collectors alike. Handcrafted by Tiffany & Co. artisans in Switzerland, the Bird on a Rock pendant watch re-envisions Jean Schlumberger’s iconic brooch that he created for Tiffany & Co. in 1965. For the pendant watch design, Schlumberger’s bird is repositioned in a front-facing stance as it perches atop the case.

The case features a faceted aquamarine crystal of over 34 carats, secured by four 18k yellow gold prongs, that sits atop a dial with 461 snow-set diamonds of over 1 total carat. The platinum bird, set with over 3 total carats of diamonds, has pink sapphire eyes and 18k yellow gold feet. The timepiece is crafted with a manual winding mechanical movement with a 38-hour power reserve and 21 jewels.

Tiffany & Co. will auction the exclusive Bird on a Rock pendant watch at Only Watch on Sunday, November 5 in Geneva. About Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co., founded in New York City in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany, is a global luxury jeweler synonymous with elegance, innovative design, fine craftsmanship and creative excellence.

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