On 22th September, 2015, at Sotheby’s London, a unique Victory Watch commissioned by a group of prominent Swiss citizens in acknowledgement of Churchill’s strength and leadership during WWII, sold for £485,000, 8x the low estimate.
It is one of four individual watches created for the Allied Leaders after the Second World War - the others presented to Charles de Gaulle, Joseph Stalin, and Harry Truman.

 

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Churchill’s ‘Victory Watch’. © Sotheby's

This watch is more than an exquisite masterpiece of horology, it is both an historical testimony to leadership and a symbol of courage.