Automatic Chronometer Watch
- Tiffany & Co. Streamerica Collection
- Stainless Steel Wristband
- Releassed 1993
- Swiss, Made in Switzerland.
- Retail Price $2,200 US dollars.
Tiffany & Co. introduced the Streamerica collection of personal accessories and watches in 1990 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its New York headquarters.
Tiffany & Co.’s Streamerica is inspired by the aerodynamic principles of the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the Streamlined designed collection evolved from the profile of a DC-3 wing and the bolted metal sheeting of airplane construction. Steel and Industry symbolize America’s aspirations for progress and prosperity. A Timeless expression of Man’s fascination with speed and technology – and his desire to forge a better tomorrow.
The crown jewel of Tiffany & Co.’s Streamerica collection is the Automatic Watch with stainless steel band. I think this was the original piece in this collection since its part of what Tiffany does best, watches, after fine jewelry. This design is also the main piece credited to designer Jorg Hysek. Jorg Hysek is a designer that in the past has done watches for Cartier, Boucheron, Kirium for Tag Heuer, and now for his own brand.
The dramatic centerpiece of the Streamerica collection is the Automatic Watch. Encased in rugged stainless steel with a crown that resembles the nose of a bullet train. “the watch is a modern interpretation of the Streamline Era’s sense of speed and aventure.
The only difference between the World Time Model and this one is that it does not have the dual time function to tell you the time in any of the 24 global time zones available, oh, and about $2,000! Both appear to be the same exact watch in size, and both have Official Chronometer function. The Automatic Watch does not have the City window, nor the 24 hour time dial, it does have the date dial.
It was also produced with a leather band with steel deployable buckle. The 18K model is supposed to have come in all three variations, but I have only seen once a photo of it on ebay and it was World Time Watch in 18K white gold case with leather band.
The Automatic Watch retailed for $2,200 with the leather or all steel band. $4,400 for the Automatic World time watch in all steel or in leather. Both watches were produced to exacting standards at the Tiffany Watch Center in Lussy-Sur-Morges, Switzerland. The mechanisms wind automatically by the normal movement of the wearer’s wrist. Although rare, these can be regularly found on ebay and I highly recommend these watches. They are elegant, comfortable to wear and look amazing. They are a sound investment. My all steel world timer works like new, even after 24 years.