Elvis Presley Watch to Be Featured at Time Piece Auction
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 12:47:47
An Omega Constellation that previously belonged to the King -aka Elvis Presley-- will be featured at an auction of "Important and Modern Vintage Timepieces" on Tuesday, June 12 at Antiquorum Auctioneers in New York City.
The Omega Black Dial Constellation Calendar watch was gifted to Elvis' longtime friend and confidante Charlie Hodge, a musician who played with Presley and who was honored at the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Hodge recalls, "… several times I told Elvis how beautiful his watch was … and he took it off his wrist and gave it to me."
The self-winding, center-seconds, water-resistant, stainless steel and pink gold-capped chronometer wristwatch with black dial was produced circa 1960. The winner of this watch, expected to sell for $10,000 - $20,000, will receive a letter of attestation signed by Hodge.
Few watches owned by Elvis remain from this era and considering his professional relationship with Hamilton watches and sizable collection of Hamilton and Rolex watches, this Omega is truly unique.
"This is an important piece of history sure to appeal to Elvis fans, collectors of music memorabilia and watch aficionados," says Evan Zimmermann, President and CEO of Antiquorum.
Would you bid on this piece of rock 'n' roll history? Check it out on Antiquorum.com.