Marlon Brando’s aura of enigma is well-known, but his love for wristwatches is a hidden gem. A Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 1675 from 1972, worn by the legend himself during the filming of Apocalypse Now, is heading to auction at Christie’s. Despite initial resistance from the film’s production, Brando insisted on wearing his Rolex, stating that “If they’re looking at my watch, then I’m not doing my job as an actor.” Brando’s connection with this timepiece runs deep. He even personally engraved “M. Brando” on the back, a testament to his affinity for this watch.
Brando’s assistant and adoptive daughter Petra share stories of the watch’s history, making this auction a unique opportunity for fans and collectors. The Rolex GMT-Master’s value goes beyond its horological significance, making it a sought-after piece of cinematic history. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Marlon Brando’s legacy when this iconic timepiece goes under the hammer at Christie’s on November 6. Visit Christie’s website to register for bidding and become part of Brando’s watch legacy.