The watch, ref. #5113, is one of two nearly identical Submariners owned by McQueen.
The other one, ref. #5512, sold at Antiquorum in 2009 for $234,000.
Offered for sale by California watch collectors’ mecca Fourtané
Fourtané has not released the price of this one but the Antiquorum result is a good guideline.
McQueen gave the Sub on offer to his good friend, motorcycle stuntman Bud Ekins, for his help coaching the actor on motorcycle racing and acquisitions.
Ekins, a celebrity in his own right, wore the Rolex every day for 22 years side by side with McQueen.
A cool watch in it’s own right made exponentially cooler by a brush with the King….
- Posted September 29, 2011
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