The affair between John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe is often mentioned in timepiece industry, although they has passed away for 55 years. Let’s came back to the historical story before 55 years. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy received a gift from Marilyn Monroe – A Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date Gold watch whose back was engraved with “ JACK / With love as always / from / MARILYN / May 29th 1962” on his 45th birthday. A love poem was attached to the watch box, and the specific content is as follows:
Let lovers breathe their sighs
And roses bloom and music sound
Let passion burn on lips and eyes
And pleasures merry world go round
Let golden sunshine flood the sky
And let me love
Or let me die
A wristwatch, which is a hint of time and eternity, is a preferred gift between couples or pairs. Couples hope that the other half can miss oneself constantly. Marilyn sent the Rolex watch to President Kennedy so that Mr. President would remember her in his remaining years.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy is the 35th President of the United State of America, but he didn’t finished his first four-year term and died in November of 1963. President Kennedy often is mentioned because of his legendary political measures and love affairs. As for American, John F. Kennedy is an honored and significant president in the history of American Presidents, a typical example of individualistic heroism. During the Second World War, he commanded torpedo boats to collide Japanese warships, and he tried his best to bring back the hurt from the water after boats sank into the sea. The public adored the hero with true devotion. In his three-year term, he brought out the navy and air force to blockade the Caribbean Sea in order to force Nikita Khrushchev to take defeat. He started the Apollo Moon-landing Project and made his country be the first in landing the moon, even although the shell game was seen through by the world. John F. Kennedy is the super hero adored by American, comparable with Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Americans directly called him JFK, and it seemed that only two presidents got the abbreviation appellation before him, Theodore Roosevelt (TR) and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR).
Marilyn Monroe, a familiar name, a famous image. I’m afraid that everybody see her images or films, even impressively. Her white dress floating, her slim and beautiful legs and her sexy eyes and lip represent a frozen moment of a pure and sexy image. Like those old photos, she is a forever frozen figure for generations. Due to childhood experiences, she wishes some man loves her forever, and she loves the other half with her all heart. It’s a pity that she didn’t meet her Mr. Right until death.
Their love didn’t develop as fairy tales follow. President Kennedy realized the watch would be an evidence of the extramarital affair when he received the Rolex Day-Date Gold watch. He didn’t keep the gift and ordered to get rid of it. Less three months later, it’s on August 5th, 1962 Marilyn Monroe was found that she died in her house. The police declared that was a suicide soon. One year later, President Kennedy’s assassination reminded people of the death of Monroe which was involved in the events between Kennedy Family and the Political circle.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date President Gold watch
The Rolex President Gold watch was auctioned at Alexander Autographs in 2005, and it was bidden by a mysterious figure at the strike price $120,000. Bill Panagopoulos, the founder of Alexander Autographs Auction, revealed the buyer was a collector from the east coast of the United States.