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Accompanied by a Elvis Presley Museum certificate of authenticity and letter hand signed by Jimmy Velvet.
An attractive, rare, and historically important white gold wristwatch with diamond-set bezel and subsidiary seconds, retailed by Tiffany & Co.
Reference No: H6582/D96043
Movement No: 15'926'025
Material: 18K white gold
Calibre: Manual, cal. 510, 17 jewels
Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Omega pin buckle
Dimensions: 32.5mm Diameter
Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed, dial further signed Tiffany & Co.
Accessories: Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, Omega Extract from the Archives and a letter from the Founder/CEO of the Elvis Presley Museum
As described in the accompanying authenticity letter written by Jimmy Velvet, the Founder/CEO of the Elvis Presley Museum, Velvet gives a firsthand account of how, in February 1961, at a charity luncheon and concert arranged by the record company with the Governor of Tennessee present, RCA Records presented Presley with a plaque commemorating the 75 million records he had sold worldwide. Elvis was likely the first artist in history to reach this impressive milestone.
Accompanying this plaque, which remains at Graceland, RCA Records also gifted Elvis this prestigious, 18-karat white gold and diamond Omega wristwatch, purchased by them at Tiffany & Co. – the famed American luxury retailer. The 25th of February 1961 was proclaimed 'Elvis Presley Day' and the singer was made an Honorary Colonel by the Governor. The concert itself was an immense success, raising $51,612 for various Memphis charities and the Elvis Presley Youth Center in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi.
The perfectly preserved case back inscription reads: "To Elvis 75 Million Records RCA Victor 12-25-60"
The incredible provenance of this historic timepiece is furthermore confirmed by photos of Presley wearing the watch at the charitable concert that followed the luncheon, as well as certificates of authenticity from the Elvis Presley Museum.
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