Elvis Omega Constellation Calendar Auction
Known for his shaking his hips, woeing all of the women, and of course “Thank you, thank you very much!”, Elvis Preseley not only had musical talent, but also had a sense of style. At the recent Antiquorum Auction his Omega black dialed Constellation Calendar that was created around 1960, was the most high profile of the 269 timepieces at the “Important Vintage and Modern Timepieces” auction held in Manhattan on June 12.
The automatic chronometer timepiece has a center seconds and date and a steel case with rose-gold plating. The pre-sale estimate was priced at $10,000 – $20,000, but the bids for the coveted timepiece sold at an astounding $52,000 before the hammer was struck. In addition to the timepiece, the winning bidder received a letter of attestation from Charlie Hodge who was the watch’s onetime owner, and longtime friend and confidant of Presley.
“Elvis gave the watch to Hodge while in the army after Hodge expressed his admiration of the piece
“We are delighted by the result for Elvis Presley’s Omega Constellation Calendar wristwatch in today’s sale,” said Evan Zimmermann, president and CEO of Antiquorum. “The outstanding outcome confirms that collectors continue to look for timepieces with exceptional provenance, adding immeasurably to their value and collectibility.”