This watch was made for Keith Richards, lead guitarist and songwriter of the Rolling Stones, by Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller. Only one other was made and that was for Mick Jagger. The watch, made of white gold, is engraved with Keith Richards name. It features the official, registered Rolling Stones tongue trademark.
Richards is one of the original members of the English rock band the Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine credited Richards for “rock’s greatest single body of riffs” on guitar and ranked him 4th on its list of 100 best guitarists. Fourteen songs Richards wrote with the Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger are listed among Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. Jagger’s and Richards’ first top-ten hit for the Rolling Stones was their original, “The Last Time” in early 1965 and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (also in 1965) was their first international number one recording.
It is unknown if Richards ever actually wore the watch. Jagger and Richards were as legendary for their feuds as they were for their music. Supposedly, Mick Jagger liked his watch and wore it. Because Jagger had the companion watch, Richards did not want his.
A watch owned by Eric Clapton made by Patek Philippe sold at auction for 3.44 million Swiss francs (£2.3 million) to an Asian collector.
A Franck Muller certificate of origin and warranty authenticates the watch. The watch may be shipped to the buyer or held for pickup in the United States.
Available at $200,000 plus shipping