Winston Churchills Gold Watch: “It is time to dare and endure.”

Winston Churchills Gold Watch: “It is time to dare and endure.”


Recently, one of Winston Churchill's watches has been sold in an auction, and experts highlight that it was the most special watch he ever owned.

Why was it unique? Dive in into his life and get inspired by his words!

Winston Churchill loved his watches

Just as much as he loved taking proper advantage of his time: “This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.”

There is physical evidence of his love for good watches. Correspondence between Churchill himself and the Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf has been found apart from the personal engravings that some of his watches had. In fact, he received a gold Rolex with his coat of arms on the back as a gift from Mr. Wilsdorf himself.

Churchill's unique Lemania Chronograph

Another watch from his personal collection has been sold this week: an 18-karat gold Lemania chronograph. It was another gift, but this time, from the Canton of Vaud and during the summer of 1946.

It is special for three reasons:

  • The whole watch is made of 18-karat gold, from the case to the hands to the hour markers.

  • It is a very rare Lemania chronograph because they are normally cased in stainless steel.

  • Churchill received the watch while he was on vacations in Switzerland shortly before delivering a speech at the University of Zurich, in which he spoke about his vision of a united Europe.

Some people say that the gold watch is a symbol of his vision of peace and unity in Europe. Its price is estimated between £15,000 and £25,000.

Churchill lived a life of courage and optimism. He worked hard to achieve all his goals, and in Global InterGold, we share his words: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

It is time to dare and endure”

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