Peter Ratcliffe with Stirling at Le Mans 2010
Peter Ratcliffe established LEGENDS IN TIME in 1988.

Forming the company came from a realisation that as a collector there was very little available in the way of Formula one memorabilia and signed collectibles. Ratcliffe started the company primarily with an extensive range of quality signed prints using artists such as Craig Warwick, Alan Stammers and Robin Elvin. The largest collection of hand signed prints in the world was created working directly with such greats from Fangio to Senna from Schumacher to Button. Within 5 years the companies first gallery in Windsor Berkshire was opened by Stirling Moss selling art, memorabilia and F1 crash helmets. The second gallery followed 2 years later opened by reigning world Champion Damon Hill again in Windsor, this gallery specialised in selling used Formula One cars.

Ratcliffe closed both galleries in 2002 and took a 6 year sabbatical to concentrate on his racing and his property development company in South Africa. During this time Ratcliffe raced all over the world from Hong Kong to South Africa from the USA to all over Europe finally deciding to hang up his helmet in March 2011 after racing at Sebring Florida. Car that Ratcliffe competed in were varied indeed and included 63 Jaguar E- Type Lightweight, Ex 1986 Ayrton Senna JPS Lotus Renault, 1959 Cooper Maserati, 72 Porsche 911s, 1965 Shelby Mustang 3500GT, 1963 Ferrari 250 GT, 1964 Ferrari P3, 1971 Formula Ford and Ferrari Dino 1972 plus many others including a batch of FIA MGB'S.

Having been closely connected with Stirling Moss for over 20 years Ratcliffe decided to achieve another ambition and design and produce his own watch. Realising it was close to Stirlings 80th he dedicated this watch to this milestone birthday of the sports most treasured Icon. The Moss 80 was released for the first time at Goodwood in July 2010 and Legends In Time Watches was born. Since then Ratcliffe has dedicated his time to his new role and passion of watch designer and has now created 7 different models with more to come. His philosophy is to create reliable quality watches that are not only a pleasure to own but also have serious investment potential.

"I cannot understand why people accept that losing 35% value of the watch they have just purchased as they leave the premises is ok. A watch costing several thousand Pounds should be looked upon as an investment and something special to own and wear and that is what hopefully my watch range offers to collectors and enthusiasts". Ratcliffe has serious plans for his new company in the coming years and claims to enjoy every minute....well almost!