A Clark Gable personal wristwatch
A 14K gold automatic center seconds wristwatch, signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Ref. 6011, retailed by Brock & Co., circa 1940. Nickel-finished lever movement, silvered matte dial with Arabic and triangular numerals. Accompanied by a reproduction photograph of Gable wearing the watch, as well as a copy of Mogambo.
Provenance: Estate of Clark Gable; Christie's, Film and Entertainment including a Collection of Andy Warhol Memorabilia, June 22, 2006, lot 1681 (partial).
In addition to being a favorite accessory in his personal life, Gable also wore this watch in Mogambo (1953), opposite Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly. Gable was known to be a watch collector, also owning a Patek Philippe Triple Date Moonphase and a Cartier Tank.