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    ... Rolex?

    Provenance has the ability to make a relatively ordinary watch extraordinary. This is especially true in the auction world, where a watch owned by an important historical figure can result in a phenomenal final hammer price. In Bonhams’ upcoming What Dreams Are Made Of sale, which features memorabilia from nearly 100 years of cinema history, what caught our eye, naturally, was one of the few horological items: a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6011 owned by legendary actor Clark Gable.

    The 14k gold automatic watch can be seen on Gable in the movie Mogambo (1953), where he stars alongside fellow Hollywood royalty Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly. Like a number of actors during this period, Gable had a personal penchant for collecting watches. He wore this Oyster Perpetual in his personal life as well as on screen, along with examples from both Cartier (Tank) and Patek Philippe (Triple Date Moonhpase).
    Clark Gable's Rolex up for auction

  • #2
    I really do love me some vintage Rolexes. This one is no exception.


    • #3
      Just imagine what that watch has seen ....... Amazing !
      "So Many Watches / So Little Time"


      • #4
        Best looking dirty watch I think I've ever seen, notwithstanding the provenance.


        • #5
          Is that "Wabi"?

          Sweet item, indeed.
          Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon