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.  

Detailed Photos of Streamerica Automatic Chronometer Wristwatch

Tiffany & Co. Streamerica Automatic Chronometer Watch with white face and dial. Stainless Steel band with double deployable buckle. Tritium hands and markers illuminate when dark.  From the 1993 Streamerica Catalog. 

Tiffany & Co. Streamerica Automatic Chronometer Watch with black face and dial. Stainless Steel band with double deployable buckle. From a Blue book Tiffany Catalog. 

Variations of the Streamerica Automatic Watch in leather

Tiffany & Co. Streamerica Automatic Chronometer Watch with white face and dial. Leather, Sharkskin band (I believe) band with deployable buckle.

Backview of Automatic Chronometer Wristwatch with Leather band and deployable buckle. Marked in Case: Stainless Steel, Swiss Made.  Tiffany & Co.

Also from a Blue book Tiffany Catalog, the Streamerica automatic watch in brushed steel, crafted in Switzerland with price of $2,200. Leather band and black face.

Advertisements of the Streamerica Automatic Watch

A page from the original 1993 Streamerica Blue Catalog by Tiffany & Co. that accompanied this line.  Showcasing the Streamerica Automatic Chronometer in all Stainless Steel band and white face.

I managed to recreate a page from the original instruction manual that came with the Streamerica Automatic Chronometer  from photos I have seen online, If anyone has the original booklets and would like to share a scan of it, it would greatly be appreciated.

Original 1993 advertisement from Tiffany & Co. showcasing the two different models in their Streamerica line of watches. On the left, the all Stainless steel World Time Automatic Watch, and on the right, the Streamerica Automatic Chronometer with leather band.

A page from a Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Catalog from the late 90’s showcasing the Sleek accessories in brushed steel of the Streamerica Collection: Two Perisphere Nesting Boxes, the World Timer Automatic Watch with white face and leather band, the Automatic Chronometer in all brushed steel band, the geodome cufflinks, and the Curviline key ring.

Each piece in the Streamerica line is designed to complement each other to form a cohesive statement in stainless steel. These accesories are meant to be used everyday to the users enjoyment.  The watch makes a perfect pair with the 18K white gold men’s ring.