NEW YORK, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An Omega Constellation that previously belonged to Rock 'n' Roll legend Elvis Presley will be featured at an auction of "Important and Modern Vintage Timepieces" on Tuesday, June 12th at Antiquorum Auctioneers in New York City.
The Omega Black Dial Constellation Calendar watch was gifted to Elvis' longtime friend and confidante Charlie Hodge, a musician who played with Presley and who was honored at the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Hodge recalls, "… several times I told Elvis how beautiful his watch was … and he took it off his wrist and gave it to me."
The self-winding, center-seconds, water-resistant, stainless steel and pink gold-capped chronometer wristwatch with black dial was produced circa 1960. The winner of this watch, expected to sell for $10,000 - $20,000, will receive a letter of attestation signed by Hodge.
Few watches owned by Elvis remain from this era and considering his professional relationship with Hamilton watches and sizable collection of Hamilton and Rolex watches, this Omega is truly unique.
"This is an important piece of history sure to appeal to Elvis fans, collectors of music memorabilia and watch aficionados," says Evan Zimmermann, President and CEO of Antiquorum.
The Omega Constellation is one of 269 remarkable timepieces, including rare Patek Philippe, Piaget, Ulysse Nardin and Jaeger-LeCoultre wristwatches, to be featured at the auction. A Patek Philippe Ref. 5016 in 18K yellow gold with a custom grey dial is estimated to fetch $450,000 - $650,000 and a limited edition Jaeger Le-Coultre Gyrotourbillon in platinum is expected to sell for $250,000 - $350,000.
The collection will be previewed in New York from June 9 – 11. For more information and to view the catalog, visit Antiquorum.com.
Established in Geneva in 1974, Antiquorum has carved its own unparalleled niche in the auction world through its focused expertise in horology and by cultivating a thriving collector's market for timepieces worldwide. The auctioneer and appraiser of fine modern and vintage timepieces has set world records for auction sales and holds approximately ten auctions a year in Geneva, New York and Hong Kong, with previews held in major cities worldwide. Antiquorum maintains offices in Paris, Milan, London, Munich, Shanghai, Tokyo and Moscow.
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SOURCE Antiquorum Auctioneers