TF Est. 1968, the Swiss brand of the moment, may already be seen adorning the cuffs of many a man’s shirt. In the world of fun accessories, TF Est. 1968 “Tourbillon” cuff links are a witty nod to the world of watchmaking.
Symbolizing a certain subtle refinement in modern man’s dress codes, cuff links emerged at the dawn of the 17th century. They were an indication of social rank and allowed gentlemen of that bygone age to out-rival one another in their originality. To this day, they never fail to brighten up an austere suit, attract admiring glances and celebrate an individual’s difference.
Watchmaking enthusiasts and elegant gentlemen can all rejoice! TF Est. 1968 is inaugurating its arrival on the trendy, yet accessible, luxury markets with a particularly attractive cuff link model called the “Tourbillon.”
Encased in a cage of steel, sporting an array of carbon details, a watchmaking mechanism in perfect working order accompanies every movement of the wearer’s wrist. Through what appears to be the transparent crystal of a watch case, the eye is beckoned towards a voyeuristic display of technical achievement. Design-wise, the lack of conventional stem accentuates the functional aspect of the piece, preventing it from rotating on its own axis. A neat and snappy precision spring clasp system holds the piece in place, anchoring it firmly to the shirt.
The particularly robust TF Est. 1968 cuff links are air and watertight and resistant to shocks and aggressions of all kinds . Each pair of cufflinks is individually numbered. The diameter of the case holding the balance wheel is a reasonable 20 mm, while the weight is 24 grams or slightly less than an ounce.
The TF Est. 1968 cufflinks come in styles ranging from stainless steel brushed with black carbon backing ($390), stainless steel polished with black carbon backing ($390), stainless steel set with 72 diamonds (VS G/H 0.35 carats) polished with black carbon backing ($1,950), stainless steel polished PVD with silver carbon backing ($440), rose gold plated with silver carbon backing ($440), yellow gold plated with black carbon backing ($440) and soon in chocolate PVD.
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