"The time is always right to do what is right"
- Martin Luther King Jr.
The iconic gold Rolex Datejust on a jubilee bracelet was gifted to him by Rolex and was worn by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the legendary speeches and meetings of the Civil Rights Movement.
He also wore a lesser know Timex Mercury (second photo) while in some of "his most complex and stressful negotiations.." according to Matt Hranek, author of "A Man and His Watch" book.
Happy MLK Day as we celebrate and honor the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr.
Adam, Founder and CEO of Farr and Swit out of Elmhurst IL. Been collecting since I was around 18. Have a fun personal collection that ranges from Rolex Daytona to Nixon Beastie Boys Watch.
Wait, they gave him the watch? Why?
Well, officially it came with the Noble Peace prize but from Rolex.
"The medal (Nobel Peace Prize) and gold (Rolex Datejust) watch Martin (Dr. King) would keep".
-From the Book titled 'Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.' by Gloria D. Miklowitz which was published in 1977