Today's offering showcases this 1960's or retro style bracelet watch personally owned and well-worn by the Academy Award winning actress, Loretta Young. It appears to have been one of the actress's favorite watches at the time as it is very well-loved.
It has a lovely design and is gold plated over base metals with a diamond on the dial at twelve o'clock. It is also accompanied by a bracelet and pin of Ms. Young's. Loretta Young:
A successful child star who began her career at only four years old, Ms. Young had a long and varied career in film from 1917 to 1953 before transitioning to television.
In 1934 she co-starred with Cary Grant in Born to Be Bad and in 1935 was cast with Clark Gable and Jack Oakie in the film version of Jack London's The Call of the Wild, directed by William Wellman.
Young made as many as eight movies a year. In 1947, she won an Oscar for her performance in The Farmer's Daughter. That same year, she co-starred with Cary Grant and David Niven in The Bishop's Wife, a perennial favorite. In 1949, she received another Academy Award nomination for Come to the Stable. In 1953, she appeared in her last theatrical film, It Happens Every Thursday, a Universal comedy about a New York couple who move to California to take over a struggling weekly newspaper; her co-star was John Forsythe.
That same year, 1953, she made her last film and transitioned to starring in television, a relatively new medium at the time, in her dramatic anthology series, "The Loretta Young Show."
The series earned three Emmy Awards, and was re-run successfully on daytime TV and later in syndication. The program ran in prime time on NBC for eight years, the longest-running primetime network program hosted by a woman up to that time. In the 1980s, Young returned to the small screen and won a Golden Globe for her role in Christmas Eve in 1986.
In 1988, Young received the Women in Film Crystal Award for outstanding women who through their endurance and the excellence of their work helped expand the role of women in the entertainment industry.
Young has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for her work in television, at 6135 Hollywood Boulevard, and the other for her work in motion pictures, at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard. In 2011, a Golden Palm Star on the Walk of Stars, in Palm Springs, California, was dedicated to her.
Her watch has been left untouched just as we acquired it and how Loretta Young wore it except for any needed servicing performed on the movement by one of our watchmakers. A new crystal was installed to make it ready for immediate wearing and enjoyment. We left as much of the watch preserved in its original state as possible.
Also accompanying the watch from her estate is a lovely pearl or simulated pearl fashion jewelry bracelet and a pin with an unknown logo that appears to be gold plated.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance from the well-known offering house that she entrusted to sell her estate.
Don't miss this very rare opportunity to have a well-documented watch personally owned and well-loved by Loretta Young herself. Our new Celebrity Collection:
I'm excited to have recently launched a new collection that is composed of 42 watches owned by 23 iconic celebrities. It may be the largest current collection of celebrity-owned watches in the world. It will be constantly changing and is currently headlined by watches and clocks owned by some of the most legendary Hollywood actors and actresses, musicians, comedians, and entertainers:
The King, Elvis Presley. (Just sold)
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
The King of Comedy, Jerry Lewis.
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
Hollywood icons Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, Olivia Newton-John, Bob Hope, and Mickey Rooney.
Legendary musicians Johnny Cash, Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, and Hank Williams, Jr.
Further filling the current collection are watches from King Edward VIII and the Duchess of Windsor, beloved Hollywood host Ed Sullivan, heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, Academy award-winning actresses Loretta Young and Doris Day, Emmy award-winning actress Valerie Harper, fashion designer to the stars Nolan Miller, and Green Bay Packer Mike Bucchianeri.
It also includes rare watches given by heads of state: A prototype 18K gold Buren Microrotor gifted by His Royal Majesty Ibn Saud, former King of Saudi Arabia; a Felsa given by former Libyan Colonel and Head of State Muammar Al Qathafi; and a Longines given by Highness Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa former Prime Minister of the State of Bahrain. All three watches are new-old-stock in presentation shadow box frames with photos.
Recently sold was a watch given a handful of years after the Civil War concluded by the Vice President Elect to honor an Army commander who went on to receive the Medal of Honor.
This is a significant, exciting, and constantly changing new collection you won't want to miss! Stay tuned over the coming weeks for photos of other special pieces from the collection!
To view the first few already up for sale follow this link: https://shop.connoisseuroftime.com/collections/our-celebrity-owned-historical-event-watches?page=1&sort_by=created-descending
Country of origin: Japan
Year built: c. 1970's
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Ladies
Case material: Base metal bezel with stainless steel back
Case condition: Fair condition with patina from sitting unworn and wear to the plating in spots, appears to have been well-loved by the famous actress
Dimensions: 16mm in diameter (excluding the crown), 25mm long lug-tip-to-tip
Dial: Matte black, signed Pulsar with gold baton applied indices at the primary hours and gilt painted batons for the lesser, one diamond at 12, original and untouched, just short of mint
Hands: Original, gold "dauphines"
Movement type: Japanese made, original, rhodium plated, quartz
Bands: Gold plated with safety chain, original and removable, fits a wrist up to approx. slightly over 6.5 inches, adjustable - can be made much shorter, good condition and has not been cleaned
Crystal type: New-old-stock correct Japanese replacement
Serviced: Yes, one of our watchmakers has performed any needed servicing on the movement and installed a new battery and crystal making it ready for immediate enjoyment. We left as much of the watch preserved in its original state as possible.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email email@example.com for details. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Accessories: Also accompanying the watch from her estate is a lovely pearl or simulated pearl fashion jewelry bracelet and a pin with an unknown logo that appears to be gold plated.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; Certificate of Authenticity and Provenance from the well-known auction house that she entrusted to sell her estate.
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee