Elvis Presley’s Rolex

My favourite Elvis watch comes from his debauched Vegas years: the Rolex King Midas designed by none other than Gérald Genta of Nautilus and Royal Oak fame. Genta often took inspiration from unlikely sources and integrated them into the design of his bracelets and cases. For example, the Patek Philippe Nautilus famously takes its cues from the porthole of a ship. The King Midas, as the name suggests, has been inspired by antiquity, in this case the Parthenon temple of Athena… More here.

The above is an Apple News+ link so you may need to buy the magazine to read it. What a lovely watch!

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