Steve McQueen's Rolex Submariner to be Auctioned at Phillips

Steve McQueen's Rolex Submariner to be Auctioned at Phillips

Phillips may have another blockbuster on its hands The auction house has announced that it has a Rolex Submariner owned and worn by Steve McQueen with his name engraved on the caseback that will be up for sale on October 25 The watch was given by McQueen to his personal stuntman, Loren Janes, who passed away at the age of 85 last June.

The watch is engraved in all caps: “TO LOREN, THE BEST DAMN STUNTMAN IN THE WORLD STEVE” Interestingly, Janes was also a stuntman for Paul Newman (and modern-day legend Jack Nicholson), whose Rolex Daytona sold at Phillips for over $17 million last year and was the most expensive watch ever sold at auction That timepiece had a starting estimate of $1 million, while the McQueen Rolex has a starting estimate of $300,000 to $600,000.

But given recent auction prices for Rolex, this timepiece will without a doubt go . More

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