Tiffany & Co. has crafted some of the most recognizable trophies in American sports: from horse-racing’s Woodlawn Vase in 1860 to the Super Bowl, PGA Tour, and US Open trophies of the modern era. Now, the legendary luxury jeweler with a rich and storied history related to the celebration of athletic achievement has designed Formula One’s coveted Grand Prix trophy.
Formula One ranks as the top-tier class of international racing for single-seater, open-wheel formula race cars endorsed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. This Miami round will take place at the Miami International Autodrome circuit surrounding the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, beginning May 6.
The coveted Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix trophy for first, second, and third place, and the Constructor trophy granted to the winning vehicle manufacturer were all constructed at Tiffany & Co.’s hollowware workshop in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Inspired by the Hard Rock Stadium’s spiky roof, the upper crust of the winner’s statue features four spires at the peak of the trophy. Meticulously hand-engraved with a palm tree, bearing the F1 logo and imprinted with the brand’s signature “T & CO. MAKERS,” the cups are graced with a trademark stamp that includes a hammer in the form of a T, symbolizing Tiffany’s eternal devotion to quality metalwork.
Indeed, Tiffany’s “Makers” pour their efforts into more than 65 trophies every year – as well as hundreds of other designs. The skilled artisans implement methods from hallmarking, hammer-forming, silversmithing, chisel engraving and filing, polishing, finishing, etching, woodworking, assembly fabrication, machining, soldering, laser tacking, and stoning to form the trophies created from sterling silver and wood. Each takes a total of 65 hours of labor over three months to reach completion.
The result? An iconic creation suffused with the unparalleled intensity and ambitious spirit of elite competition, interwoven with the timelessness of legacy, excellence, and achievement.