It’s now or never, or it will likely be in the Antiquorum purchase of Important Modern and Vintage Watches in New York on December 11. If You Are Lonesome that evening you might like to take yourself downtown to Madison Avenue where one of the highlights would be the rare sighting of the c.1960 Omega Constellation, that was once possessed and worn with a king. And not simply any king either, we’re speaking concerning the King himself – Elvis Presley!
Charlie Hodge, an effective music performer himself, grew to become a detailed friend of Presley throughout their time together when both were serving within the US Military. The two struck up an enduring chemistry together, as well as their friendship would endure before the Legend’s dying, with Hodge a faithful and dependable aide and counsel, as well as dwelling in Graceland for 16 years. Presley’s Omega Constellation regularly came admiring comments from uncle, and finally Hodge is made a present of the watch as a sign of the bond.
The Elvis Presley Omega Constellation features the Cal. 504 manual winding chronometer movement with date, and it is presented inside a pink gold-assigned stainless steel case, with gold decagonal crown and stainless steel case back with pink gold-plated Constellation motif at center. The black dial with mix-hair division and date window in the 3, has applied gold hour indices with luminous card inserts, gold text and Omega logo design and it is inside a rejuvenated condition with original pink gold dauphine hands.
The case is referred to as ‘3’ or ‘good’, and even it’s clearly not been getting dusty for most of their existence. It bears signs of a watch that has seen regular service, although you will find no notable dings or dents, just very minor pitting and scratches. The Plexiglas however comes with a couple of more prominent scratches, but who’d change that? The watch is offered on the leather strap with pink gold-plated tang buckle.
Clearly the provenance of the watch continues to be investigated, as well as an associated letter from Hodge, in addition to photo taking records with Elvis wearing the watch means there’s absolutely no way this Omega Constellation may well be a Hound Dog.
Antiquorum estimate the winning bid will fall between $10,000 and $20,000. If you are thinking about putting in a bid, you might like to have your Best of Luck Charm with you, or you will finish up investing a Blue Christmas, inside your personal Heartbreak Hotel, and ruing what may have been.