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Watches A Marilyn Monroe Vintage Blancpain Watch Is On Display At A New York Exhibition

A Marilyn Monroe Vintage Blancpain Watch Is On Display At A New York Exhibition

A Marilyn Monroe Vintage Blancpain Watch Is On Display At A New York Exhibition
Monroe's platinum watch is embellished with decorative motifs and 73 diamonds
By Brian Cheong
November 03, 2019
For the first time since it acquired it at an auction, Blancpain is showing to the public a watch that belonged to Marilyn Monroe in an exhibition dedicated to the Hollywood screen legend

Working in collaboration with the Marilyn Monroe Estate, Blancpain is having the Timeless Elegance exhibition dedicated to the late Hollywood legend at its Fifth Avenue boutique in New York. The exhibition, which opened on Oct 31 with Naomi Watts in attendance, features a selection of photographs and personal belongings of the screen icon - most notably a Blancpain watch that may have been a gift from author Arthur Miller, Monroe's third husband.

Naomi Watts at the New York exhibition opening
Naomi Watts at the New York exhibition opening

Displayed to the public for the first time, the vintage cocktail watch boasts a slendar Art Deco rectangular shape and was crafted in platinum. Both case and bracelet feature elaborate decorative including 71 round-cut diamonds and 2 marquise-cut diamonds. The dial is adorned with gold hour numerals and blue hands. The movement is the miniature FHF 59 caliber inscribed with the words "Rayville Watch Co. 17 Jewels".

Other items belonging to Monroe on display at Blancpain's Fifth Avenue boutique in New York
Other items belonging to Monroe on display at Blancpain's Fifth Avenue boutique in New York

If you're thinking of dropping by for a closer look, other Marilyn's items on exhibit are her collections of dresses and books, her Screen Actors Guild membership card, as well as portraits by Lawrence Schiller. The exhibition ends on Nov 23, 2019.

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