Elvis Presley watches: Why the King was gifted diamond-encrusted Tiffany Omega replica watch
ELVIS PRESLEY created his own sense of fashion and style during his career and within his collection was a plethora of expensive and jewel-encrusted watches. One of them, an best quality fake Omega Tiffany collaboration, was gifted to him by his record company.
Elvis Presley became a worldwide phenomenon because of his popular music, but his style and fashion sense also added to his gravitas as a unique star. The white jumpsuits, coifed black hair and cowboy boots made sure he always stuck out from the crowd. Even into his final years performing at Las Vegas the star wore tasselled capes and rhinestones, but none of his looks were complete without one of his iconic timepieces.
Elvis had a number of watches that he boasted throughout his career, which he kept safe at Graceland.
One of the most iconic pieces the King of Rock and Roll owned was a luxury fake Omega watch.
The brand is best known for producing James Bond’s watches of choice, but this one was different.
The pale face of Elvis’ Omega watch was matched alongside a separate, smaller-windowed second hand at the six o’clock position.
This Omega watch in particular was special as it was custom made by the Swiss watch brand in collaboration with the jewellery company Tiffany & Co. Both companies were featured at the 12 o’clock position on the watch.
As if the 18k white gold case replica Omega watch wasn’t flashy enough, the bezel of Elvis’ watch was custom-made with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds surrounding the edge of the timepiece.
The watch was a Christmas gift from the president of RCA Records at the time.
It was given to Elvis as a reward for selling more than 75 million records worldwide – a number which was completely unheard of until he did it.
The back of the Swiss movement copy watch cements the achievement with an engraving.
It read: “To Elvis, 75 million records, RCA Victor, 12-25-69.” (sic)
Above the inscription was also the added proof that the watch was 18k gold.
In 2018 the watch was put up for auction where it sold for a staggering $1,812,500.