Saturday, 9 May 2015

Victory Watch

It cannot have escaped your notice that yesterday was VE Day, the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe. Sotheby’s London took the opportunity to release photos of this unique timepiece Sir Winston Churchill's Victory Watch (1946) which will be auctioned on 22 September. A group of prominent Swiss citizens commissioned leading watch maker Louis Cottier to design the watch in collaboration with Agassiz & Co. Individual watches were designed for the Allied Leaders: Churchill, Truman, de Gaulle and Stalin. Churchill's watch depicts St George slaying the dragon. On the back is "V" for victory. The watch was one of Sir Winston's most treasured possessions. Sotheby’s estimates it at £60,000 to £100,000 (CLICK). It should remain in the UK.


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