06-01-2017, 10:21 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2017
I'm not an expert, but I'm learning...the hard way. NEW Tiffany & Co. Atlas JEWELRY only uses 4 numbers (like the 4 "main" numbers on a clock or watch), and repeats.
III - 3
VI - 6
IX - 9
XII - 12
Tiffany & Co. does have an image gallery, but they seem to stick to pieces that are available. (Nothing retired). It states the Atlas jewelry collection was launched in 1995. Based on the 1983 "timepiece" design by John Loring, Tiffany Design Director Emeritus. They were able to patent the design. These do appear, as the clock that inspired the watch, to have ALL 12 Roman numerals. (There have been loads of different styles since 1995, so a lot of variation - font changes, raised numerals, all 12, just 4...).
I have only found a few with Roman numerals I-IV, then IX-XIII. Retired style? No idea.
I did find one Tiffany & Co. Atlas 14K white gold & diamond ring sold by Sotheby's Australia in 2014. I'd like to believe they would have an expert appraising the entire lot of Tiffany & Co. The photo shows XI (11), 3 diamonds, and what looks like XII (12) following. I can only make out a stamp on the interior "1995". I will see if I can find more photos.
I did find one with the Roman numeral "IIX"??? Well, I suppose that could be 8, except 8 is VIII? Along with the price, I'd go out on a limb and call that a counterfeit.
I need to go check mine now. ?????