The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala and shopping at Tiffany & Co are two experiences that are essentially shorthand for New York City sophistication. So it was fitting that actor Joe Manganiello stepped out on the 2015 Met Gala red carpet wearing a crisp tuxedo and an elegant calendar watch from Tiffany’s new CT60 collection.
Tiffany has long been associated with time. The nine-foot bronze of Atlas hoisting a clock has adorned the company’s flagship stores since 1853. As retailers, they have ties with manufactures such as Patek Philippe that go back to the 19th century. And luminaries such as Manhattan’s own President Franklin Delano Roosevelt have worn its timepieces.
Like time, the luxury jewelers are always moving forward. In April 2015, they introduced two new watch collections: The East-West and the 22-piece CT60 collection. The former boasts a revolutionary horizontal repositioning of the watch dial. The latter has more of a heritage vibe. “CT” and “60” both honor Charles Lewis Tiffany, the man who invented the phrase “In a New York minute.” Both feature 1940s and 1950s-style dials with an aged lume look on the hour numerals, but the clean styling of cases and bracelets makes for a more modern design. Here, Manganiello is seen wearing the true standout of the CT60 collection—the limited edition Tiffany & Co. CT60 Calendar Watch, inspired by FDR’s personal timepiece.
While the new watches are inspired by New York, the movement is very Swiss—a Dubois Depart automatic caliber 5933 that provides the date, month and time. This finely finished mechanism is housed in a 40mm 18k rose gold case. The dial is silver with a clear, symmetrical layout. A blue hand indicates the days positioned around the dial. A subsidiary dial shows the months. This handsome watch is attached to a black alligator strap.
Like a New York minute, the availability of this limited edition of just 60 pieces is fleeting, so snap one up swiftly or you’ll risk missing your moment in time.