The Godfather’s Rolex goes under the hammer at Hollywood memorabilia auction


A Rolex Datejust given to Marlon Brando after he won an Oscar in 1973 for his starring role in The Godfather is up for sale at a Hollywood treasures sale run by GWS Auctions.

The watch currently has a high bid of $7500 in the auction that is running online until May 11.

It has a case back engraved with “Vito’s” and “MB”, a reference to Mr Brando’s iconic character Don Vito Corleone.




The steel watch was given away by Mr Brando to Academy Award nominated designer Patricia Norris in 1976 after the pair developed a friendship and he told her that he wanted her to have the timepiece and that it “would fit her well.” The watch is just 31mm in diameter, a ladies’ size by today’s standards.

Other watches in the sale include a Bulova Accuquartz watch engraved with King and personally owned by Elvis Presley on which the current best bid is $1000 and a gold Baume & Mercier that Elvis gave to Las Vegas International Hotel Bandleader Bobby Morris that has a high bid of $1300.




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