Watch Wednesday – Steve McQueen’s Watch sells for almost $800,000

At the New York City’s Antiquorium in 2009, Steve McQueen’s watch auctioned off, and was expected to sell for approximately $20,000. However, its final sale price blew that estimate out of the water, selling for a large sum of $87,900.

Why was this watch so special? We’re talking about “King of Cool’s” Heuer Monaco Chronograph timepiece, first introduced by Heuer in 1969 to celebrate the Monaco Grand Prix. It was synonymous with McQueen, and has become part of the screen legend’s legacy.

The rare timepiece is said to be “a fine and unusual, square convex, water-resistant, stainless steel self-winding wristwatch with chronograph and date.”

Recently, the watch sold for a whopping $799,500. The Calabasas Hills, California based auction house said the watch was estimated to sell between $200,000 and $300,000.

Blog post by ~ Jelene

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