Clark Gable: Ultimate Movie Star, Ultimate Watch Collector

*Originally published May 2013 Clark Gable was the King of Hollywood, amassing tremendous fame and notoriety as the stuff of Hollywood legend and the epitome of the Golden Age of film.  Yet, few fans remember, or even know, that the Academy Award Winner was also a huge timepiece collector of some of the world’s most illustrious brands.  A huge fan himself, Clark can also be spotted wearing his own timepieces in his famous films (along with a few bracelets!).  Check out the favorites that “Frankly my dear, you should give a damn” about below. Clark Gable wearing his Patek Philippe Triple Date Moonphase.

Clark Gable wearing his Cartier Tank watch for a photo shoot in 1948.  With permission of the Estate of Clark Gable © MGM/Collection Sunset Boulevard.

Clark Gable wearing his yellow gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual.

Clark Gable wearing his yellow gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual from the 1953 film Mogambo with Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner.

Clark Gable wearing his Rolex in 1960.

Images and information courtesy of the Jewellery Editor, SydneyTarts and the RolexBlog.