Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces
LOT 192
OMEGA BLACK DIAL CONSTELLATION CALENDAR PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY ELVIS PRESLEY Omega, Constellation, Calendar, Chronomètre, Officially Certified, No. 16881537, Ref. KO 2943. Circa 1960. Fine and rare, self-winding, center seconds, water-resistant, stainless steel and pink gold-capped chronometer wristwatch with black dial and a gold-plated Omega buckle. Accompanied by a letter of attestation from Charlie Hodge.
C. Three-body, solid, polished, down turned lugs, decagonal crown, stainless steel back with applied pink gold-plated Constellation logo. D. Black with applied faceted baton indexes, outer minute/seconds division, applied pink gold Omega logo at 12 and applied pink gold star at 6, date aperture. Luminous pink gold dauphine hands. M. Cal. 504, copper-colored, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating fl at balance spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 35 mm. Thickness 12 mm
Estimate: 10,000 USD - 20,000 USD
Estimate: 9,000 CHF - 18,000 CHF
Estimate: 8,000 EUR - 16,000 EUR
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C 3 D 3-50-01 M 2*
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Elvis Presley and Charlie Hodge Charlie Hodge was a member of the Foggy Bottom Boys gospel group and a long time friend of Elvis Presley. While the two had met briefl y backstage when they both played in Memphis, Tennessee, it was when they were drafted into the army that they became close friends. They were reacquainted at Fort Hood in Texas, traveled to Europe together as bunkmates, and spent signifi cant time together while stationed in Germany, taking leave and traveling the continent together. Hodge worked for Elvis throughout the 1970s, providing back up vocals and guitar as well as supplying Elvis with water and his famous scarves during live shows. As detailed in the accompanying letter, Elvis gifted the Omega to Hodge after he repeatedly told Elvis that he admired the piece. Hodge additionally states that he 'lived at Graceland... for 16 years until Elvis' passing" in the letter, describing his close relationship with Elvis and his work with him through the years.
Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces
12-06-2012
Sold including buyer's premium:
52,500 USD