...Rolex Super Coolness...
The King Of Hollywood
Yellow Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Academy Award Winner for Best Actor
As the editor an publisher of Jake's Rolex World, one of my absolute favorite things is when I discover that somebody who I always admired wore a Rolex. Events like this typically occur a few times a year, if I am lucky. Today I am extremely happy to share that I recently discovered the story of Clark Gable wearing a Rolex!!!
Why is finding Clark Gable wearing a Rolex so profound!?! Because Clark Gable is probably one of the top 5 coolest guys that ever lived. I would put him right up there with Steve McQueen, Cary Grant, Paul Newman and Sean Connery.
It turns out that Clark Gable was a watch collector, and in August of 2011, on Jake's Patek Philippe World, I discovered and identified Clark Gable wearing his Patek Philippe Triple Date Moonphase [Reference 1526].
The recent photo below is of Clark Gable's actual Rolex Oyster Perpetual which is currently in the hands of a private collector. The watch is a beautiful Rolex originally retailed by Brock & Company, and it has the 3, 6, 9 &12 indices in raised yellow gold arabic numerals, along with lumed Leaf hands. Also, notice the yellow gold bezel has 5 minute markers with hairline sub second etching between the markers.
The wrist shot photo below shows a close-up of the photo above. As you will see later in this story, Clark Gable wore different bracelets with on the same wrist with his Rolex.
The next two photos below, are from the 1953 movie named Mogambo which Clark Gable starred in along with Grace Kelly and Ava Gardneer. Clark Gable wore his Rolex Oyster throughout the movie.
This last photo of Clark Gable was taken in 1960, and it shows Clark Gable sporting his Rolex, looking very sporty and stylish. Ironically, he was only 59 years old when this photo was taken, and later that year he died.