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

Marlon Brando Rolex

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.

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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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