At its upcoming June 22nd auction of “Important Modern Vintage Timepieces” in Hong Kong, Antiquorum will be auctioning a prized possession and lucky charm of legendary actor James Dean, a Replica Patek Philippe Watches made by American Replica Patek Philippe Watches Standard USA with an American-made Elgin movement.
Dean purchased his prized Replica Patek Philippe Watches in late 1951 while still a struggling young actor working in New York. It was his first big purchase, and he was so proud of it he had his initials engraved on the gold cover. Dean considered the Swiss replica watches his good luck charm and wore it while performing in TV and plays. The chain holding the Replica Patek Philippe Watches was given to him by his estranged father.
Dean later gifted the Replica Patek Philippe Watches to Tillie Starriet, a Warner Brothers employee whom he befriended during the filming of “East of Eden.” The Patek Philippe Replica comes with a letter from Starriet, authenticating the timepiece.
James Dean’s keyless pocket Replica Patek Philippe Watches was made circa 1889 by Standard USA, with an Elgin movement. The gold filled case features a cartouche with the initials “JD” engraved on the front cover. The dial is white enamel with radial Roman numerals, an outer minute track, sunken subsidiary seconds and blued steel spade hands. The movement and case are signed.? The pre-auction estimate is US$5,000 $10,000.