An original Omega Constellation with a black “sniper” dial in pink gold is a pretty rare bird, but what about one owned by Mr. Elbow Parsely (née Elvis Presley)? That is exactly what you see above, and this early Constellation with calendar from 1960 is sure to attract a lot of attention when it comes up for sale next week in New York via Antiquorum’s June sale.
This watch was worn by Elvis for many years, and was then passed on to his longtime friend and confidant Charlie Hodge, who himself is a known musician who played both with Presley, Roy Rogers, and is a member of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The watch remained in the hands of the Hodge family for years and this watch will come with a detailed letter from Mr. Hodge about both his relationship with the King and the gold-capped Omega.
The pre-sale estimate for this piece of Rock ‘n’ Omega history is $10,000 – $20,000 and more details may be found here.