Tiffany & Co.’s $215,000 race car clock costs more than an Aston Martin

  • Tiffany & Co. released a race car clock with a $40,000 price tag
  • The luxury jewelry maker also sold a diamond-encrusted one for $215,000
  • The clock is a homage to 1950s race cars and is packed with tiny details 

Published on Jun 20, 2024 at 1:51 PM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jun 20, 2024 at 6:38 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Luxury jewelry maker, Tiffany & Co., has released a race car clock that cost $40,000 as well as a diamond-encrusted one that retailed for an eye-watering $215,000. 

Yep, you read that correctly – the ‘Time for Speed’ mechanical clock really did come with the sort of price tag you’d usually see attached to a very high-end car. 

The limited edition clock, which is no longer on sale on the Tiffany & Co. website, took inspiration from race cars from the 1950s and was painted in distinctive Tiffany Blue that’s rarely seen on a race track.

READ MORE! This Ferrari has a custom Tiffany blue interior and a Tiffany basketball

The fancy clock looks the part

Per the website: “The Time for Speed collection pays tribute to the House’s heritage of expert Swiss watchmaking and handcrafting racing trophies.” 

As you’d expect from such a brand – and such a price point – the clock was intricately well-crafted featuring ‘hard-wearing rubber tires’ with polished stainless steel spokes and rims.

To the left of the ‘car’, there’s a brushed stainless steel clock displaying the hours and minutes; a Tiffany & Co. monogrammed radiator-style grill; and at the front, while a helmet-shaped dome of glass covers the driver’s seat, leaving the balance wheel on display. 

It contains a nod to the Tiffany & Co. flagship store

On the bumper, a retro–looking number ‘5’ inside a circle is a nod to the Tiffany & Co. flagship store on Fifth Avenue, NYC, US.

Each clock weighs 4.5 kg (10 lbs) and measures 15.7 cm (6.2 in) wide, 38.5 cm (15.2 in) long and 12 cm (4.7 in) in height. 

To set the time on the clock, you simply rotate, the steering wheel counterclockwise and you can keep it wound up by pulling the whole car backward while on a flat surface. Smart, right?

The pricier of the two options also came complete with ‘handset Tiffany & Co. round brilliant diamonds’ – with one single diamond set in the center of each wheel, while multiple rows of pavé diamonds detail the clock’s bezel and engraving plate.

And for those extra features, you’d be expected to part with a staggering $215,000; around what you’d pay for a real Aston Martin Vantage.

It’s absolutely adorable but at that price, I think I’d need it to be fully drivable, too. 

However, the closest thing you’ll find is this Ferrari with a custom Tiffany-blue interior.

Want a timepiece you can wear? The auction price of this Patek Philippe Tiffany Blue Nautilus will make you gasp for air.


Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist who hails from the UK but is now living in New Zealand. She began her career after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has more than a decade of experience, writing for both local newspapers and national news sites. Across her career she's covered a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, cryptocurrency, politics, true crime and just about everything in between.