The New Elvis Movie Prompts A Look Back At The King Of Rock And Roll’w Watches

(Original Caption) Elvis Presley, the hip-swinging [+][-] truck driver who became the world’s most famous rock n’ roller, died at his Graceland mansion, 8/16, apparently of a heart attack. He was 42. Presley is shown here in an undated photograph. Bettmann Archive More From Forbes The iconic Elvis Presley – known for his outrageous hip gyrations and phenomenal showmanship – was also an avid watch lover, collector and trader. It is said that he would often take a watch he was wearing off his wrist and trade it with a fan if he saw another watch he liked better. That portion of The King’s life was not in focus in the recent “Elvis” movie, but if you looked closely enough, you could get a glimpse at one or two that replicated his style. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 31: Austin Butler attends [+][-] “Elvis” UK Special Screening at BFI Southbank on May 31, 2022 in London, England. 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With his classic tuxedo, Butler donned a Tank Must de Cartier watch in steel with a leather strap. He also wore a Juste un Clou Cartier white gold bracelet and a Love ring. At the London premiere he wore black pants, a white tee-shirt and a white jacket – accenting it all with an 18-karat yellow gold Tank Louis Cartier watch (and some Cartier jewelry). In the actual “Elvis” movie, he wore what the costume designers directed him to wear – watches that recalled Elvis’s collection. (Original Caption) The idol of the rock ‘n’ roll [+][-] set, singer Elvis Presley studies himself in the mirror as he dons his fatigues at his off-post home in Bad Neuheim, Germany, Recently promoted to acting sergeant, soldier Presley will soon be back in civilian harness, strumming his guitar and making teen-age misses squeal with delight as he sings. Elvis is slated to get discharge in late February. Bettmann Archive MORE FOR YOUVacheron Constantin’s Westminster Sonnerie Johannes Vermeer Is A Lesson In High WatchmakingIndependent Jewelers: 10 Top Names To Know At The Goldsmiths’ FairEmily P. Wheeler On Her Career And New Jewelry Collection In real life, Elvis had a watch collection that at times could rival his car collection. He wore Hamilton, Bulova and even Rolex. When he was in Germany during World War II in the U.S. Army, he wore a pink gold Omega Constellation (from 1958-1960) that had a black dial. That watch went up for auction a decade ago, in June of 2012, by Antiquorum and sold for $52,500. Omega Constellation watch worn by Elvis Presley. Omega Upon his return home from the war, Elvis fell in love with a Hamilton Ventura watch, the world’s first electric timepiece shaped like a triangle. He wore that watch in the 1961 movie Blue Hawaii (in the days when actors could wear their own watches) – making it famous around the world. Today, Hamilton releases different Ventura watches and has one that closely resembles the one owned by Elvis. In fact, seven years ago, Hamilton introduced the Elvis watch to commemorate what would have been the singer’s 80th birthday. LOS ANGELES – APRIL 1961: Rock and roll singer and [+][-] actor Elvis Presley on the set of the film “Blue Hawaii” at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, California in April of 1961. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images getty Also in 1961, RCA record company gifted him an 18-karat white gold Omega Constellation bought from Tiffany with diamonds on the bezel and an engraving on the case back that read “To Elvis, 75 Million Records, RCA Victor, 12-25-60.” London, UK. Friday 23rd November 2012. Christies [+][-] auction house showcasing memorabilia from every decade of the past century of popular culture from the industries of film and music. Elvis Presley’s 18ct. gold and diamond-set automatic calendar wristwatch with bracelet, by Rolex Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Day Date, ref. 1803, case no. 5016633, manufactured in 1976. Engraved ELVIS MERRY CHRISTMAS YOUR PAL COL. TOM PARKER. (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images) Corbis via Getty Images In 1968, when he was making his comeback television concert, he accented his black leather outfit with a custom leather strap made for his Bulova Accutron Astronaut watch. He also wore and loved his Accutron -521 18-karat yellow gold square watch with asymmetrical case. In fact, the brand recently unveiled a new Accutron-521 watch that honors the original that The King of Rock and Roll owned. 1960 Accutron owned by Elvis Presley Accutron Other watches Elvis was spotted wearing include a Rolex King Midas asymmetrical rectangular cased watch with an integrated bracelet. That watch had originally been designed for Rolex by Gerald Genta (who also designed the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus). The watch, one of just 1,000 ever made, was a gift to Elvis in 1970 after he performed six consecutive “sold-out” concerts. It is on display in his Memphis home, Graceland. London, UK. Friday 23rd November 2012. Christies [+][-] auction house showcasing memorabilia from every decade of the past century of popular culture from the industries of film and music. Elvis Presley’s 18ct. gold and diamond-set automatic calendar wristwatch with bracelet, by Rolex Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Day Date, ref. 1803, case no. 5016633, manufactured in 1976. Engraved ELVIS MERRY CHRISTMAS YOUR PAL COL. TOM PARKER. (Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images) Corbis via Getty Images He also wore a Swiss Ebel watch in 18-karat gold with a hammered bracelet and a square dial surrounded by diamonds. He later gifted this watch to J.D. Sumner, his backup singer and good friend. He also wore a Swiss Ebel watch in 18-karat gold with a hammered bracelet and a square dial surrounded by diamonds. He later gifted this watch to J.D. Sumner, his backup singer and good friend. That watch was up for sale for $498,000 at M.S. Rau Fine Arts and Antiques in New Orleans but it seems it is no longer available. We get it, everything Elvis gets everyone “all shook up.” Follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn. Check out my website. Roberta NaasEditorial StandardsCorrectionsReprints & Permissions

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