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” cufflinks are a witty nod to the world of watchmaking: men can be fashion victims too!
Symbolizing a certain subtle refinement in modern man's dress codes, cufflinks 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 cufflink model called the "Tourbillon".
« A voyeuristic display of watchmaking skill adorning the shirt cuff…»
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 cufflinks are air and water-tight 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 20mm, while the weight is 24 grams or slightly less than an ounce.
TF Est. 1968 Brand Profile
The brand with the trendy, yet accessible luxury positioning whose “Tourbillon” cufflinks are already a huge commercial success is the brainchild of T. Freddy. He is an ‘habitué’ of the watchmaking markets, a globetrotter of the international world and of private clients.