Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Elvis is Everywhere No. 4 - Bellagio Watches
Bellagio Time specialise in custom made watches for the stars, with Tom Jones among their clients. The Ol' Pusstcat himself reckons that if Elvis was alive today he'd be wearing a Bellagio watch. From what I've read over the years, I'm not sure Elvis was much of a slave to time, but who knows.
What I do know is that these watches are really nice, a bit more than I can pay for a watch, but bloddy good if you have got the readies ready. As well as some great looking "normal" watches they've got a couple of themed ones. The Aloha one is pretty cool but the one that takes my fancy is the '68 Comeback Special, with a leather look that matched the Kings clothing on the show. They are unique designs using precious and semi precious stones that make them stand out from any other Elvis watch I've seen.
I think it's really ironic that a guy who was late for virtually every recording session and somewho who slept in the day and stayed up all night would have such a great array of watches made in his honour. It's a bit like naming a lettuce after Fats Domino.
So if you've got the money, splash out and sing along to First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Doncha' Think It's Time or Steadfast, Loyal and True. (can you think of better?)
For an example of the quality invloved, the '68 watch has the following features:
• 13/4 inches wide stainless steel case
• Black Leather cuff strap
• Set with 204 sparkling stones
• Genuine Austrian crystals set at 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11
• Day and date sub dials
• Precision quartz movement
• Two year manufacturer’s guarantee
• Three years movement warranty
• Presented in a 68 Comeback Special travel jewellery case with mirror