Charlie Chaplin may have played the disheveled fool on-screen, but in private life he was quite the natty gent with a taste for custom-made clothes, fine wristwatches—and, unfortunately in many cases, younger women.
At its sale of Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces in New York on April 10, Antiquorum will offer Chaplin’s rare left-handed steel-and-enamel Rolex Oyster, made in 1945, which he purchased at legendary London jewelers Asprey & Co.
Accompanied by four photos and various authenticating correspondence, it’s expected to fetch up to $12,000.
Not bad for the Tramp’s timepiece…
- Posted March 21, 2013
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